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This company made a decision in 2002 that's making life miserable for an 82-year-old woman and her Kansas farm

The problem, as Fusion's Kashmir Hill reports, is that MaxMind's tech has made life miserable for a handful of homes across the US — especially one otherwise unnoteworthy northern Kansas farm.<p>The farm's 82-year-old owner, Joyce Taylor, and her tenants have been subject to FBI visits, IRS …

Vigilantism

Marijuana Use May Be a One-Way Ticket to Socioeconomic Problems, Study Shows

Image source: Pixabay.<p>This is shaping up to be a monumental year for the marijuana industry, and it just happens to be a coincidence that it comes 20 years after California became the first state to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes.<p><b>Marijuana readies for a big year</b><br>There have certainly been a …

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …

New Mexico

Apple Maps Had Been Directing People Searching For Abortion Clinics To Adoption Centers Since 2011

Recent improvements by Apple in Siri and Apple Maps have corrected an ongoing issue where the products had been directing people to adoption centers when they asked for an abortion clinic.<p>Though the company has known that this was a problem since at least 2011, it said at the time that this was a …

Pet Adoption

North Carolina Pastor Talks Down Man With Gun in Church

A North Carolina pastor says he disarmed a man who came into his church with a rifle during a New Year’s Eve prayer service by talking the man into …

Guns

Aiming to bring smart guns to U.S. market

Tim Oh, 19, is an Anaheim-born and -raised engineering student with a promising idea: It's a sturdy metal gun safe keyed to the owner's fingerprint, so it can't be opened by strangers or children. He also has a $10,000 grant from the San Francisco-based Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.<p>Jonathan …