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Personal trainer who apologised for slavery post reveals he continues to receive racist abuse

Mail Online - 3 hours 5 min ago
Matt Simpson, who apologised for comparing workouts at PureGym Luton and Dunstable to slavery, told BBC Newsbeat he is still being trolled almost a month since he apologised.
Categories: UK News

Tinnitus sufferer, 64, hanged himself due to 'excruciating pain'

Mail Online - 3 hours 6 min ago
Father-of-two Kenneth Musson, 64, of Camberley, Surrey, had noticed a constant ringing in his ears after treatment for anxiety which kept him awake at night and worsened over the months.
Categories: UK News

The Police Can Probably Break Into Your Phone

Slashdot - 3 hours 6 min ago
At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies have tools to get into encrypted smartphones, according to new research, and they are using them far more than previously known. From a report: In a new Apple ad, a man on a city bus announces he has just shopped for divorce lawyers. Then a woman recites her credit card number through a megaphone in a park. "Some things shouldn't be shared," the ad says, "iPhone helps keep it that way." Apple has built complex encryption into iPhones and made the devices' security central to its marketing pitch. That, in turn, has angered law enforcement. Officials from the F.B.I. director to rural sheriffs have argued that encrypted phones stifle their work to catch and convict dangerous criminals. They have tried to force Apple and Google to unlock suspects' phones, but the companies say they can't. In response, the authorities have put their own marketing spin on the problem. Law enforcement, they say, is "going dark." Yet new data reveals a twist to the encryption debate that undercuts both sides: Law enforcement officials across the nation regularly break into encrypted smartphones. That is because at least 2,000 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states now have tools to get into locked, encrypted phones and extract their data, according to years of public records collected in a report by Upturn, a Washington nonprofit that investigates how the police use technology. At least 49 of the 50 largest U.S. police departments have the tools, according to the records, as do the police and sheriffs in small towns and counties across the country, including Buckeye, Ariz.; Shaker Heights, Ohio; and Walla Walla, Wash. And local law enforcement agencies that don't have such tools can often send a locked phone to a state or federal crime lab that does. With more tools in their arsenal, the authorities have used them in an increasing range of cases, from homicides and rapes to drugs and shoplifting, according to the records, which were reviewed by The New York Times. Upturn researchers said the records suggested that U.S. authorities had searched hundreds of thousands of phones over the past five years. While the existence of such tools has been known for some time, the records show that the authorities break into phones far more than previously understood -- and that smartphones, with their vast troves of personal data, are not as impenetrable as Apple and Google have advertised. While many in law enforcement have argued that smartphones are often a roadblock to investigations, the findings indicate that they are instead one of the most important tools for prosecutions.

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Categories: Technology

Mother abandons her newborn baby in Italian hospital after the child tested positive for Covid-19 

Mail Online - 3 hours 10 min ago
The woman and her daughter tested positive for Covid-19 last week and she carried the baby into A&E at Di Cristina Hospital in Palermo, Sicily.
Categories: UK News

Briton, 74, is shot in the leg confronting two robbers at his home in Spain

Mail Online - 3 hours 13 min ago
The 74-year-old, who is thought to be a retired jeweller, was shot around 8.30am on Wednesday at his luxury villa in an exclusive area of the Costa de Sol known as El Chaparral.
Categories: UK News

London court: Woman 'lured her ex-boyfriend into an ambush before her new partner savagely beat him'

Mail Online - 3 hours 18 min ago
Crystal Culhane (pictured), 22, from West Drayton, allegedly recruited her lover James White, also 22, to savagely beat Paul Flory, 33, following his release from prison.
Categories: UK News

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Will Build a $160 Million Supercomputer in Finland

Slashdot - 3 hours 25 min ago
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it has been awarded over $160 million to build a supercomputer called LUMI in Finland. LUMI will be funded by the European Joint Undertaking EuroHPC, a joint supercomputing collaboration between national governments and the European Union. From a report: The supercomputer will have a theoretical peak performance of more than 550 petaflops and is expected to best the RIKEN Center for Computational Science's top-performing Fugaku petascale computer, which reached 415.5 petaflops in June 2020.

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Categories: Technology

All students at Essex school told to self-isolate after multiple positive tests

This Is Total Essex - 3 hours 39 min ago
Three students and two staff members have tested positive for Covid-19
Categories: Essex News

SiFive reminds everyone you don't always need to offload vector math: Here's a RISC-V CPU that can process it, too

The Register - 3 hours 41 min ago
VIU7 core is 64-bit, runs Linux, supports RV vector extension

SiFive, in its ongoing march to help make RISC-V a mainstream processor architecture, will today launch its VIU7 CPU core capable of accelerating vector math.…

Categories: Technology

Tricky brainteaser challenges film buffs to identify the 12 hidden horror movies

Mail Online - 3 hours 44 min ago
A tricky new brainteaser, created by UK-based family entertainment venue Tynemouth Aquarium, has challenged puzzlers to identify 12 horror films in the busy graphic.
Categories: UK News

Diabolical ironclad beetle benefits from ultra-resistant exoskeleton

Mail Online - 3 hours 45 min ago
Structural features and material composition of the elytra allow the 2cm-long beetle to withstand forces of up to 149 newtons - approximately 39,000 times its body weight.
Categories: UK News

Girlfriend, 38, who stabbed boyfriend to death in front of friends is guilty of manslaughter

Mail Online - 3 hours 45 min ago
Cordelia Farrell, 38, knifed her partner Wayne Coventry, 36, in front of horrified friends after they argued at his brother's house in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on October 14 last year.
Categories: UK News

Vegans rejoice as Birds Eye releases their meat-free 'chicken' dippers

Mail Online - 3 hours 52 min ago
Frozen foods specialist Birds Eye, has delighted shoppers with the announcement of its new chicken-free dippers, available for £2.50 from a selection of UK supermarkets.
Categories: UK News

Devoted mother-of-four, 31, dies from brain cancer

Mail Online - 3 hours 54 min ago
Emma Jenkinson, from Bury, was suffering from a Grade 4 brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme when her treatment was paused in March.
Categories: UK News

Mother-of-two hanged herself after becoming paranoid teachers were criticising her homeschooling

Mail Online - 3 hours 58 min ago
Amanda Metcalf, 44, felt like people were constantly watching her including through her bedroom window and while out for walks with her family in Ashtead, Surrey.
Categories: UK News

M&S fans go wild for new advert which Colin The Caterpillar crash Percy Pig's Halloween party 

Mail Online - 4 hours 2 min ago
The British High Street favourite shared the ad on Facebook yesterday, to advertise their new spooky range ahead of Halloween next week.
Categories: UK News

Gang of four 19-year-olds 'stabbed boy, 15, 40 times in planned execution in back of taxi' 

Mail Online - 4 hours 3 min ago
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard four 19-year-old men, Brian Sasa, Tyrique King, Zenay Pennant-Phillips and Nehemie Tampwo, planned to 'execute' the teenager in May 2018.
Categories: UK News

Billionaire Putin ally fails in bid to sue oligarch rival for perverting course of justice

Mail Online - 4 hours 4 min ago
A billionaire Vladimir Putin ally has failed in his bid to prosecute his oligarch rival for perverting the course of justice.
Categories: UK News

Coronavirus: UK faces second peak at CHRISTMAS, SAGE adviser warns

Mail Online - 4 hours 12 min ago
Professor John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told MPs that the three-tier lockdown system will only slow down the UK's outbreak and not shrink it.
Categories: UK News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launch the Archewell Foundation website

Mail Online - 4 hours 13 min ago
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have officially launched the website for their Archewell Foundation.
Categories: UK News


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