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Two charged with Nemtsov killing include former Chechen policeman

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:34
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities said on Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in the crime.
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Google promises proper patch preparation after new cloud outage

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:28
Network egress issues hit Google Compute Engine for the second time in three weeks

Google Compute Engine (GCE) users experienced a brownout over the weekend, after an incident that bears plenty of likeness to a worse outage that took down the service in February.…

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Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem: Greece reform outline 'far from complete'

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:22
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A list of reforms proposed by Greece last week to help it win creditor support is "far from complete," the head of the Eurogroup said.

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Uber XXXs itself out of South Korea

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:57
Offers to become Seoul brother to local cabbies if they compromise on regulations

Taxi-disruptor Uber has earned the ire of incumbents around the world by starting up its uberX service without regard for local laws, but the company has now backed down in South Korea and suspended the service while it tries to reach a detente with local cabbies.…

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Scotland to get National ID system 'by the backdoor', campaigners mull challenge

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:02
Holyrood votes for 'creeping use' of NHS data

Moves to introduce a national ID database in Scotland could be subject to a legal challenge, a data privacy group has warned.…

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Another Upscaled Console Game: Battlefield Hardline

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:18
jones_supa writes Video game developer Visceral Games has confirmed the actual resolution that the coming Battlefield Hardline will run on when it is launched on the Xbox One and on the PlayStation 4. An official message from the Twitter account of the studio explains that gamers will get a 720p resolution on the Microsoft console and Sony platform gamers will get the game running in 900p. 60 frames per second is promised for both consoles, but many fans are still expressing their disappointment that neither of the two versions will be able to properly deliver the native 1080p resolution of the consoles. When development started, Visceral Games and publisher Electronic Arts said they were aiming to use the power of the modern consoles to push the game engine as far as it would go, but they clearly couldn't fit that target without cutting corners. This is similar to what happened with Titanfall, which renders into an 1408x792 framebuffer on Xbox One.

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CIA re-orgs to build cyber-snooping into all investigations

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:02
Because the USA has such a shortage of digital surveillance

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has decided to re-invent itself for the digital age, promising to “place our activities and operations in the digital domain at the very center of all our mission endeavours.”…

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Wisconsin capital marked by third day of protests after police shooting

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:16
MADISON, Wi. (Reuters) - Activists protested for a third day in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman, the latest in a string of killings that have intensified concerns of racial bias in U.S. law enforcement.

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AWS cuts its own set of keys to VMware's vCenter kingdom

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:02
Updated plugin seeks permission to update itself automatically

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) last year released the AWS Management Portal for vCenter we described it as a “stealth biz stealer” because it gave AWS a way to give VMware admins a way to run virtual machines in the Amazon cloud and manage them with vCenter.…

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Linux 4.0 rc3

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:00

Linus Torvalds: In other words, things looks entirely normal for this stage of the release process.

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Google Introduces Freon, a Replacement For X11 On Chrome OS

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-03-08 23:19
An anonymous reader writes With this week's release of Chrome OS M41, there is the new Freon graphics stack to replace X11 on some platforms. Freon is a very limited graphics stack to replace Chrome OS usage of X11/X.Org by having the Chrome browser communicate directly with the Linux kernel's KMS/DRM API and OpenGL ES interfaces for drawing. This design is much simpler and yields various power and performance improvements though it's not based on Wayland nor Mir (though Chrome plans to support these display server models).

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Optus to close its Zoo and shutter Optus Now app

The Register - Sun, 2015-03-08 23:16
New content store on the way after March 27th death date

Australian mobile carrier Optus has announced it will close its Zoo website, mobile site and Optus Now app, and replace them with “ an alternative content store to be available from 27 March”.…

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Boffins probe mystery of ANTARCTIC BLOOD GLACIER

The Register - Sun, 2015-03-08 22:30
Hypersaline, oxygen-free waters may resemble conditions on Enceladus or Europa

Scientists have retrieved samples thought to be the cause of a red stain on Taylor Glacier, a 54km-long tongue in Antarctica.…

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15 Questions from SysAdmin Konstantin Ryabitsev's Reddit AMA

Linux Today - Sun, 2015-03-08 21:00 What security challenges does face? Linux Foundation SysAdmin: All of them. So do you.

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State Employees Say Rules Prevent Open "Climate Change" Discussion In Florida

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-03-08 20:21
An anonymous reader writes "The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has an article in the Miami Herald about there being certain words state employees have been ordered to avoid: "We were told not to use the terms 'climate change', 'global warming', or 'sustainability'," said Christopher Byrd, an attorney with the DEP's Office of General Counsel in Tallahassee from 2008 to 2013. "That message was communicated to me and my colleagues by our superiors in the Office of General Counsel."

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