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Canada's Ambassador To China Hopes US Won't Extradite Huawei Exec
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A Canadian diplomat on Thursday contradicted what he’d said on Wednesday, according to a story shared by hackingbear: John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador in China, appeared to provide legal advice to Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the U.S. over fraud allegations. Saying she had a “strong case”, McCallum outlined numerous weaknesses of the legal […]

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Chrome API Update Will Kill a Bunch of Other Extensions, Not Just Ad Blockers
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An anonymous reader writes: A planned update to one of the Google Chrome extensions APIs would kill much more than a few ad blockers, ZDNet has learned, including browser extensions for antivirus products, parental control enforcement, phishing detection, and various privacy-enhancing services. Developers for extensions published by F-Secure, NoScript, Amnesty International, and Ermes Cyber Security, […]

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Russian space chief told to drop grandiose talk, get more done
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Enlarge / Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) during a meeting on financial and economic condition of the Roscosmos State Corporation on Wednesday. (credit: Dmitry Astakhov/TASS via Getty Images) The Russian space program is in crisis, with recent failures of its Soyuz launch system, declining orders for its commercial services, and funding problems. These problems […]

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Facebook may proactively close Pages and Groups before they’re in violation of policy
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Facebook today announced changes to the way it handles the removal of content from Facebook Pages that’s in violation of the social network’s Community Standards, as well as when the Page has posted items that are rated false by a third-party fact checking service. It says it will also make it harder for those whose […]

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More Than Half of PC Applications Installed Worldwide Are Out-of-Date
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Avast’s PC Trends Report 2019 found [PDF] that users are making themselves vulnerable by not implementing security patches and keeping outdated versions of popular applications on their PCs. From a news report: The applications where updates are most frequently neglected include Adobe Shockwave (96%), VLC Media Player (94%) and Skype (94%). The report, which uses […]

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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Scientists Constantly Surprised By What They Discover?
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Slashdot reader dryriver asks about “the sheer number of times scientists consider something to be ‘scientifically impossible’, are badly disproven by some kind of new finding or discovery a few years later, and then express ‘surprise’ that ‘X is indeed possible’.” If you do a Google News search for the keywords “scientists were surprised” or […]

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'Sea of Thieves' will take up less space after pending update
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There is good news and bad news for Sea of Thieves players regarding the game's next update. The bad news is you'll have to download and reinstall the entire game. The good news is, as a result of some behind the scenes improvements made by developer…

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Report: EA’s beleaguered, open-world Star Wars game is no more
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Artist’s approximation of the status of EA Vancouver’s Star Wars video game. (credit: Lucasfilm) Ahead of an official EA announcement, Kotaku has gone forward with major Star Wars gaming news. The most troubled game in the EA and Star Wars deal, which was signed in 2013, has been canceled. The game in question was once codenamed “Ragtag” […]

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HBO reveals start date for Game of Thrones‘ final season in new trailer
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Game of Thrones‘ latest teaser ends with torches going out, and danger drawing near. On Sunday night, HBO finally lifted the veil on a big Game of Thrones question mark. The mainline TV series, based on the George R. R. Martin novels, will begin airing its final season on April 14. The news came at the […]

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