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Obesity causes more avoidable heart disease deaths each year than smoking

Mail Online - 14 hours 52 min ago
There are about 31,000 avoidable deaths from heart disease due to obesity each year in the UK - compared with around 21,000 caused by smoking.
Categories: UK News

White couple charged after assaulting interracial couple in road rage attack

Mail Online - 14 hours 57 min ago
John Kingkade, 38, and his 37-year-old wife Krystal Kingkade were arrested in Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday over the incident outside a Dollar Tree on April 10.
Categories: UK News

EFF Partners With DuckDuckGo

Slashdot - 15 hours 7 min ago
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced it has enhanced its groundbreaking HTTPS Everywhere browser extension by incorporating rulesets from DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption. According to the digital rights group's press release, HTTPS Everywhere is "a collaboration with The Tor Project and a key component of EFF's effort to encrypt the web and make the Internet ecosystem safe for users and website owners." From the press release: "DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption has a list of millions of HTTPS-encrypted websites, generated by continually crawling the web instead of through crowdsourcing, which will give HTTPS Everywhere users more coverage for secure browsing," said Alexis Hancock, EFF Director of Engineering and manager of HTTPS Everywhere and Certbot web encrypting projects. "We're thrilled to be partnering with DuckDuckGo as we see HTTPS become the default protocol on the net and contemplate HTTPS Everywhere's future." EFF began building and maintaining a crowd-sourced list of encrypted HTTPS versions of websites for a free browser extension -- HTTPS Everywhere -- which automatically takes users to them. That keeps users' web searching, pages visited, and other private information encrypted and safe from trackers and data thieves that try to intercept and steal personal information in transit from their browser. [...] DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine, also joined the effort with Smarter Encryption to help users browse securely by detecting unencrypted, non-secure HTTP connections to websites and automatically upgrading them to encrypted connections. With more domain coverage in Smarter Encryption, HTTPS Everywhere users are provided even more protection. HTTPS Everywhere rulesets will continue to be hosted through this year, giving our partners who use them time to adjust. We will stop taking new requests for domains to be added at the end of May.

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Categories: Technology

JAN MOIR: Without uniforms, the royal mystique becomes threadbare 

Mail Online - 15 hours 15 min ago
JAN MOIR: There have been touching tributes from Prince Charles, tears from the Countess of Wessex, rosy family photographs from the Duchess of Cambridge.
Categories: UK News

Inside the 'completely lawless' Australian town Fregon, SA, where violent sex attacks go unchecked

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:59
Hidden away in South Australia's red centre is the 'completely lawless' town of Fregon where horrific violence and sexual assault goes unchecked with no police presence.
Categories: UK News

Bank worker, 20, struggling with mental health during lockdown took her own life before family party

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:56
Leonie Baigan, 20, from Edinburgh, was preparing to celebrate her mother's pregnancy with a party last month when family members were given the shock news that she had taken her own life.
Categories: UK News

Prince Philip woke up in a 'cold sweat' about his 'lame' toast to Nixon at the White House in 1969

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:52
Philip, who died last week at the age of 99, was the toast of Washington when he was fêted at an official White House party on November 4th in Nixon's first term.
Categories: UK News

Biden tells Putin 'now is the time to de-escalate' at the Ukrainian border

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:51
President Joe Biden on Thursday warned Vladimir Putin it was time to de-escalate in the Ukraine and reminded his Russian counterpart that U.S. sanctions could have been much worse.
Categories: UK News

Woman is in tears as she hears her late birth father's voice for the first time on Long Lost Family

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:47
Jean Smith, 67, from Poole, Dorset, has spent decades searching for her biological parent after learning he was stationed in the UK during the Second World War as part of the American Air Force.
Categories: UK News

FreeBSD 13 Released

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:40
"FreeBSD, the other Linux, reached version 13," writes long-time Slashdot reader undoman. "The operating system is known for its stable code, native ZFS support, and use of the more liberal BSD licenses." Phoronix highlights some of the major new improvements: FreeBSD 13.0 delivers on performance improvements (particularly for Intel CPUs we've seen in benchmarks thanks to hardware P-States), upgrading to LLVM Clang 11 as the default compiler toolchain, POWER 64-bit support improvements, a wide variety of networking improvements, 64-bit ARM (AArch64) now being a tier-one architecture alongside x86_64, EFI boot improvements, AES-NI is now included by default for generic kernel builds, the default CPU support for i386 is bumped to i686 from i486, and a variety of other hardware support improvements. Various obsolete GNU tools have been removed like an old version of GNU Debugger used for crashinfo, obsolete GCC 4.2.1 and Binutils 2.17 were dropped from the main tree, and also switching to a BSD version of grep. The release announcement can be found here.

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Categories: Technology

Pioneering project wants Britons to breathe new life into thousands of neglected pathways

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:34
The Slow Ways project maps all 200,000 miles of Britain's public rights of way and hopes to transform perceptions of local areas, the ways they link to others, and the way we travel between them.
Categories: UK News

Doctors issue health warning after student's four-a-day energy drink habit

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:33
The 21-year-old university student was forced to spend 58 days in hospital after consuming four 500ml energy drinks every day for two years, they say.
Categories: UK News

Premier League stars are paying up to £4000-a-month to outsource social media

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:30
Footballers are paying as much as £4,000 a month to outsource their social media activity, Sportsmail can disclose. The amount players pay varies between what level of service they are provided.
Categories: UK News

Minnesota cop Kimberly Potter, 48, appears in court for the first time over Daunte Wright's death 

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:21
The Minnesota cop who 'accidentally' shot Daunte Wright has been seen for the first time since she was released from jail on $100,000 bond in exclusive photos taken by 
Categories: UK News

Satellite images show St. Vincent blackened by ash as La Soufrière volcano continues to erupt

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:14
Photos taken Tuesday show an area near the volcano almost unrecognizable from just two weeks earlier with the lush green land now destroyed by fallen ash.
Categories: UK News

Passengers using forged GP notes to avoid the cost of a Covid test when they return from abroad

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:12
Immigration officers are uncovering multiple examples of fake letters designed to help passengers avoid paying for tests or fines under the regulations, the Mail can reveal
Categories: UK News

Terrified dementia sufferer, 73, aggressively arrested by cops in Colorado

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:09
Karen Garner, 73, was arrested by Loveland Police on June 26, 2020 after Walmart employees noted that she left the store with a candy bar, a can of Pepsi and a t-shirt.
Categories: UK News

Fears of a lobbying timebomb as it emerges group of business chiefs have access to No10 

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:06
The emergence of 22 Crown Representatives with a dual public-private role will add to concerns of a blurring of the line between Whitehall and the commercial world. Pictured is Boris Johnson in Jeddah
Categories: UK News

Jennifer Lopez split from fiance Alex Rodriguez after 'trust was broken' following infidelity rumors

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:04
Lopez 'has not been happy for awhile now' and is finally feeling 'feeling at peace' with her decision to end things after four years together and two years engaged.
Categories: UK News

Prince Philip's funeral: Guardsmen and cavalry rehearse ahead of Saturday

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:02
Soldiers on horseback trotted down the Long Walk towards Windsor Castle while mask-wearing Marines stood grasping their weapons at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire.
Categories: UK News


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