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British MPs to quiz power company chiefs on Christmas power outages -Telegraph | Reuters

(Reuters) - Members of Britain’s parliament are set to summon the chiefs of energy network companies over the slow pace of restoring power services after a Christmas storm, The Daily Telegraph reported, quoting the chairman of the parliamentary energy committee.<p>Men carry out work on electricity …

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday as part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, after pledging to press ahead with plans to build more homes in Jewish settlements.<p>Freed Palestinian prisoner Rami Barbakh, who was held by Israel for 20 years, is hugged by his mother …

China blames religious extremism for attack in Xinjiang | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said the nine people responsible for a deadly “terrorist attack” in the western region of Xinjiang were promoting religious extremism, state media reported on Tuesday.<p>Xinjiang is home to a Turkic-speaking, Muslim people known as Uighurs, some of whom resent what …

Netflix hikes CEO salary by 50 percent for 2014 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc raised the salary of its Chief Executive Reed Hastings by 50 percent to $6 million for 2014, a regulatory filing showed, as its stock quadrupled in value this year amidst new programming and a growth in subscriber base.<p>Hastings will receive $3 million each in cash and stock …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

South Sudan rebels agree to ceasefire talks as fighting rages | Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government and rebels agreed a ceasefire on Tuesday, mediators said, though there was no immediate confirmation from either side or sign of an end to ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world’s youngest nation.<p>Less than two hours before the deal was announced, …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …