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Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work


Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. 5 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration…

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Algorithms that change lives should be trialled like new drugs


An algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn’t it properly tested before now? Who should we listen to when deciding whether a criminal will reoffend: a sophisticated algorithm, or random people on the internet? Trick question – it turns out they both produce the…

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Carles Puigdemont: Unabhängigkeit via Skype?


Carles Puigdemont will wieder Katalonien regieren. Doch kann er sich aus dem selbst gewählten Exil in Brüssel wählen lassen? Und kriegt er überhaupt eine Mehrheit? Es ist mal wieder ein Tag der Symbole in Katalonien. Zum Ende der ersten Sitzung des neu gewählten Regionalparlaments rufen die Unabhängigkeitskämpfer “Llibertat, llibertat“, “Freiheit, Freiheit”. Die Abgeordneten tragen gelbe Schleifen an den Revers und…

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White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is possible. But they are perplexing others — even as the clock ticks…

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Eine Spionagesoftware liest Whatsapp aus


Die Softwarefirma Kaspersky hat eine Malware für Android-Smartphones entdeckt, die bei infizierten Smartphones unter anderem WhatsApp-Nachrichten auslesen, Gespräche aufzeichnen und Fotos aufnehmen kann — ohne das Wissen der Nutzer. Experten halten die Malware für eines der mächtigsten jemals entdeckten Spionage-Tools. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Die Softwarefirma Kaspersky hat eine Malware für Android-Smartphones entdeckt, die bei infizierten Smartphones unter…

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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead


The redshirt sophomore missed practice and police found him in an apartment with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Officers went to the apartment to do a welfare check after he missed practice. Hilinski, 21, was found deceased with a gunshot wound to his head — which investigators believe was self-inflicted — with a rifle and suicide note nearby,…

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Tech stocks lead Wall Street higher; banks drop


Wall Street’s main indexes were lifted by modest gains in technology stocks on Wednesday, led by Microsoft, IBM and Intel. 3 Min Read (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes were lifted by modest gains in technology stocks on Wednesday, led by Microsoft, IBM and Intel. Shares of IBM rose 2.5 percent after Barclays analysts double upgraded the stock to “overweight”…

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