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February 20, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Far-Right Gunman Kills 10 in Germany

A gunman has killed nine people in two apparently racially motivated shootings at shisha bars and one at his home in the German town of Hanau, police have said. The suspect then killed himself, according to police, after also killing his mother at his home. Investigators believe a racist motive was behind the attack. Some of those killed were of Turkish origin.

February 20, 2020 | Via NBC News

Trump Admin Offered Assange a Pardon if He Cleared Russia over Email Leak

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a lawyer for Assange said Wednesday. Assange is being held at a British prison while fighting extradition to the United States on spying charges. His full court hearing is due to begin next week.

February 20, 2020 | Via BBC

MGM Hack Exposes Personal Data of 10.6 Million Guests

The personal information of 10.6 million guests who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels was hacked last summer. The hack was first reported by ZDNet on Wednesday, which said the stolen information was posted to a hacking forum this week. MGM confirmed the attack took place to the BBC. The data exposed included names, address, and passport numbers for former guests.

February 20, 2020 | Via Reuters

Two Passengers from Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship in Japan Die

Two elderly coronavirus-infected passengers from a cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died and two more government officials have been infected, the Japanese government said on Thursday, as more passengers disembarked after two weeks’ quarantine. More than 620 of the passengers on the Diamond Princess liner have been infected on the ship, which has been quarantined since Feb. 3, initially with about 3,700 people on board.

February 20, 2020 | Via Independent

Apple Employee who Invented Cut, Copy and Paste, Dies Aged 74

Larry Tesler, the mind behind cut, copy and paste has died aged 74. Tesler played a key role in the development of a range of Apple products, serving as VP of AppleNet and Apple’s Advanced Technology Group. Prior to this the computer scientist had a pioneering career in technology. After studying the subject at Stanford University he went on to work for the legendary R&D facility, Xerox PARC.

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