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Trump signs law allowing US authorities to shoot down private drones without warrants

US authorities are now allowed to shoot down personal drones if they deem them to be a threat, thanks to a new bill which has been signed by President Donald Trump. But critics say the law could be easily abused. The FAA Reauthorization Act, signed by Trump on Friday, includes several points which are aimed at bringing US aviation rules ...

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Hackers compromised IDF recruit files & had been selling private data to 3rd parties for years

Seven years after IDF recruits suddenly started receiving telemarketing calls en masse, Israel’s judicial system has managed to track down a gang that hacked the conscription database and sold stolen private data to third parties. A criminal enterprise, spearheaded by two civilians with the help of two IDF soldiers, managed to get access to the information systems of the Meitav ...

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AWS cuts in half the price of most of its Lightsail virtual private servers

AWS Lightsail, which launched in 2016, is Amazon’s answer to the rise of Digital Ocean, OVH and other affordable virtual private server (VPS) players. Lightsail started as a pretty basic service, but over the course of the last two years, AWS added features like block storage, Windows support and additional regions. Today, the company announced it is launching two new instance ...

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'Nuclear attack': Investors sue Musk over 'misleading' tweet on making Tesla private

Two investors accuse Elon Musk of manipulating Tesla’s share prices by teasing on Twitter that he might pull the company from public markets, and hurting short-sellers. He then took to Twitter to mock them. Investors argue that the carmaker artificially inflated Tesla’s stock price and broke federal securities laws. The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk unexpectedly tweeted to ...

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Defense Ministry proposes ‘recruitment’ of private cars during war time

The Russian Defense Ministry wants to include private vehicles, especially those with increased off-road capabilities, into the list of vehicles that can be commandeered from their civilian owners during times of war. The Defense Ministry prepared amendments to the 2014 legislation allowing the military, during times of martial law, the right to confiscate any cargo truck or towed trailer from ...

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Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. On Monday a court in Russia’s Krasnodar Region ordered Anastasiya Vashukevich and Aleksandr Kirillov to pay Deripaska 500,000 roubles (just under $ 8,000) each as compensation for damages ...

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'1964, remember that?': NY private school slammed over plans to racially segregate students

A West Village private school is facing a severe backlash from parents over its policy of segregating students by race. The school has promised to review the practice, but also said parents had been told about it. The $ 45,485-a-term Little Red School House is facing outrage from parents who are appalled at the idea of segregating children based on ...

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Moscow 100 years ago: Panoramic photos from the Romanov private archive

With tourists flocking to Moscow for the World Cup, RT looks at what the city was like 100 years ago through the lens of the royal family. #Romanovs100, RT’s historical photo-puzzle project, has published some astonishing panoramic images from the Romanov private archive, taken when they visited Moscow in the early 1900s. See if you can recognize the city of ...

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Facebook says software bug made 14mn users’ private posts public

Facebook has revealed that up to 14 million of its users had their privacy settings accidentally changed by a software bug – causing some posts that were intended to be private to be made public. The company confirmed that some 14 million users were affected by the bug between May 18 and May 22. The bug automatically updated the audience ...

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ISS might be 'split' into segments in just a few years as part of private business takeover

The head of NASA says the International Space Station (ISS) might not exist in its current form in 2025 and instead be divided into components, some of which could be dumped completely. The plan is a part of a privatization bid. Newly-approved NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said that the days of the ISS being a unique platform of broad multilateral ...

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