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From China to the U.S., sensor surveillance gets real

For years, we've known that the phones we love and are glued to also record our locations, faces, and fingerprints. And we've understood that the …

Technology

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

Facebook’s leaders seriously discussed selling access to user data — and privacy was an afterthought.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be …

Business Intelligence

Part of Notre-Dame Cathedral Spire Collapses in Fire

PARIS — Notre-Dame cathedral, the symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire on Monday evening that caused its delicate spire to collapse, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests.<p>…

News

An iOS App That Secretly Spies on You, And More News

<i>Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less:</i><p>Hackers found their way into Apple's ecosystem, and possibly your phone<p>Cybercriminals have been …

iOS Apps

Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls Downright Phony Scams

Shared via Kindle. Description: Scammers beware… In this fast paced, no holds barred book, Rob Anspach takes on the scam callers, spammy emailers and …

This ‘Geek Squad’ scam is freaky

When you search for computer tech help, you may be inclined to Google “Geek Squad”, but you may not be aware of the following caveat.<p>Pay attention to …

Geek

Mystery Parent Paid $6.5 Million to Get Kids Into Elite School Amid College Admissions Scandal

The identity of the parent who allegedly spent $6.5 million to get their child (or children) into an elite school remains a mystery<p>As names and large sums of money have been made public from the unsealed federal court records in the headline-making college admissions scam, one question has yet to …

College & University

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

John German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhaust pipes, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German …

Long-form Journalism

The culprit of increased depression among teens? Smartphones, new suggests.

• In a new study, adolescents and young adults are experiencing increased rates of depression and suicide attempts.<br>• The data cover the years 2005–2017, …

Why You Might Want To Renew Your Driver's License Early, Maybe Very Early

Major changes are in place in the issuance of state driver’s licenses. Federal rules now intervene in the process. Because of these changes, it’s a good idea for most people begin the renewal process much earlier than they normally would. If you’re moving to another state, or your license is set to …

Pilots at American Airlines, United and Southwest Just Made Extraordinary Statements About the 737 MAX

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm writing this as I'm about to board a Boeing 737.<p>It's not a MAX.<p>However, one of the people flying with me to SXSW emailed me yesterday and said:<p><i>Is it sad that I looked up to see whether it was</i> …

American Airlines

Obama officials failed to focus as fentanyl burned its way across America

In May 2016, a group of national health experts issued an urgent plea in a private letter to high-level officials in the Obama administration. Thousands of people were dying from overdoses of fentanyl — the deadliest drug to ever hit U.S. streets — and the administration needed to take immediate …

Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows

In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damage by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.<p>A team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists concluded that even a modest amount of sea level …

Los Angeles, CA

These were the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2018

In 2018, Latin America retained the ignominious distinction of being home to most of the cities on Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities, released on Tuesday.<p>Of the 50 cities on the list, 42 are in Latin America. Fifteen were in Mexico, …

U.S. Politics

Pilots of Two U.S. Boeing Max 8 Planes Reported Autopilot Problems Last Year, AP Says

Pilots on two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes filed reports last year that indicated tilting problems similar to the suspected causes of two Boeing aircraft …

The FAA's Handling of the Deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Has Experts Worried

After a plane crash, the Federal Aviation Administration typically steps in, reassuring the public, airline passengers and the stock market. But former aviation officials and other experts are questioning whether the agency’s handling of two deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 accidents has been strong …

Boeing 737 MAX

Taxpayers shouldn't fund colleges that don't protect free speech

Why should we continue to help fund schools that don’t allow a free exchange of ideas?<p>During a recent speech to the Conservative Political Action …

Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, college coaches — including USC, UCLA — accused in admissions bribery scheme

A prominent senior athletic official and several coaches at USC, as well as another coach at UCLA, are among several charged in a sweeping admissions …

College & University

Gap, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret, Foot Locker: 465 stores closures in 48 hours

The 'retail apocalypse' is alive and well this week with major chains such as Gap, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret and Foot Locker all announcing massive closures, totalling the death of more than 465 stores over the last 48 hours.<p>All four companies reported its fourth quarter results this week during …

Chicago Midway Airport travelers may have been exposed to measles, health officials warn

Travelers at Chicago Midway Airport late last week may have been exposed to measles, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said in a warning Thursday.<p>An Illinois resident, who the health department did not identify, arrived last Friday at Concourse B at the Chicago Midway Airport. At the …

Is Drug Use Behind Rising Syphilis Rates?

As public health officials grapple with the drug overdose crisis, they are also becoming alarmed at the increasing rate of syphilis diagnoses among …

Where has $850m gone? Bill De Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money that the NY Mayor gave her for mental health project

Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray cannot explain where $850million given to the mental health program she champions has gone, according to …

Amazon being pushed out of NYC by Ocasio-Cortez was 'disgraceful,' says billionaire Leon Cooperman

Leon Cooperman, a billionaire investor and the founder of Omega Advisors, is worried the U.S. may be steering too far left, especially after Amazon …

Fed Chair Jerome Powell warns that economic trouble is ahead

"Financial markets became more volatile toward year-end, and financial conditions are now less supportive of growth," he told a Senate committee.<p>The U.S. economy remains strong, but dangers are brewing ahead, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told a Senate committee Tuesday.<p>In his semiannual …

Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas, 3 dead

Loading...<p><b>CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas</b> - A large cargo plane crashed Saturday in Texas, killing all three people on board, officials said.<p>Federal Aviation …

New theory surfaces in Jussie Smollett hoax — and it centers around two checks

The saga continues<p>Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested this week for filing a false police report after Chicago Police say he orchestrated a hate crime hoax against himself. Authorities alleged two Nigerian brothers helped Smollett carry out the hoax.<p>But on Saturday, a new theory surfaced alleging …

This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million Muslims

The Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, western China, are living in one of the most heavily-policed and oppressive states in the world. This map helps explain why.<p>People in Xinjiang are watched by tens of thousands of facial recognition cameras, and surveillance apps on their …

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