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Employees Who Listen to Amazon Alexa Requests Can Access Customers' Home Addresses  MacRumors · 2 hours
Earlier this month, Bloomberg shared details on the thousands of employees that Amazon employs around the world to listen to voice recordings captured in... more
7 ways to keep packages from getting stolen off your porch - CNET  CNET · 5 hours
New and updated ways to defend yourself against "porch pirates" and other would-be package thieves. more
A court ruling ‘chalking’ illegal could make way for more privacy-invasive tech  TechCrunch · 12 hours
If you’ve ever had a parking ticket, there’s a good chance you know what “chalking” is. A federal appeals court ruled this week that... more
Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in... more
Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. The killer drove a seven-pointed spear into the man's chest with such... more
Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A pharmacist in Celina, Tenn., was one of 60 people indicted on charges of opioid-related crimes last week, in a multistate sting. John Polston was charged... more
Crisis-hit Nissan issues fresh profit warning  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Nissan issued a profit warning on Wednesday, deepening the woes of the Japanese car giant as it seeks to recover from the shock of former boss Carlos Ghosn's arrest. more
Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis more
Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Federal prosecutors say a former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government more
Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament more
Feds: Ex-CEO is first drug exec indicted in opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on what federal prosecutors say are the first-ever criminal charges against a drug company executive stemming from the... more
France, Japan back Renault-Nissan alliance despite Ghosn case  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledged their backing for the alliance of car giants Renault and Nissan, despite the strains caused by the arrest of... more
1969 Moon Landing Heads Up ABC Documentary Series About That Memorable Year in the US  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new documentary series about the tumultuous year 1969 shows how the first human moon landing fit into... more
Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The company's support comes in response to illegal farming, fishing and logging activities that threaten the forest's viability. more
Leica Distances Itself From Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ Promo Following Backlash  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The five-minute Leica video, called "The Hunt", includes a dramatised scene in which a photographer runs from Chinese-speaking policemen before capturing the iconic "tank-man" photograph of... more
Stolen pickup truck strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Portland police say a man driving a speeding, stolen truck crashed into a sport-utility vehicle, killing an Uber passenger more
These are the easiest passwords to hack - is yours one of them?  Sky News · 4 days
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to... more
Detection tech traces illegal mobiles to exact prison cells  Sky News · 4 days
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
Prisons using tech to trace illegal mobiles to precise cells  Sky News · 4 days
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
People still using weak passwords - these are the most common  Sky News · 4 days
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to protect themselves from cyber... more
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information more
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty... more
NHS hack hero pleads guilty to cyber crime charges in US  Sky News · 5 days
The British hacker who helped stop the ransomware attack on the NHS has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the US, according to court documents. more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 5 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case  TechCrunch · 5 days
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins,... more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 5 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Uber Unveils Safety Measures After College Student's Murder  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Uber Technologies said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers. more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures  TechCrunch · 6 days
Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She... more
New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber... more
100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree  TechCrunch · 1 week
Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app. The Chicago Police Department was alerted... more
Student used ‘USB Killer’ device to destroy $58,000 worth of college computers  THE VERGE · 1 week
A former student of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, has pled guilty to charges that he destroyed tens of thousands... more
60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs more
Worse Than Death is a high school reunion from hell  THE VERGE · 1 week
High school reunions exist for adults so that they can revisit their teenage angst and compare... more
Google to police new app developers more closely  BBC · 1 week
Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store. more
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers more
DJI drones helped track and stop the Notre Dame fire  THE VERGE · 1 week
Parisian firefighters used DJI drones to track the progression of the Notre Dame fire and to... more
Climate change protests snarl London traffic, 120 people arrested  CBC · 1 week
Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of... more
Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking. more
China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory—2,748 elephant tusks—in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife products. more
Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. more
Apple Hires New Head of Documentaries for Apple TV+  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple has hired Molly Thompson, founder of A&E Indie Films, as its new head of documentaries, reports Variety.... more
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Files From Windows PCs: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Internet Explorer (IE) browser now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher claims. more
Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots... more
Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN. more
Pilfering from puffins: How sneaky seagulls steal for survival  CBC · 1 week
A researcher spent the last two summers watching gulls and studying kleptoparasitism — or, their habit of stealing... more
The arrestin-GPCR connection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the "inbox" of environmental messages in mammalian cells. Because of their central role in signaling pathways, mutations resulting in abnormal GPCR functions cause a wide variety of diseases. Therefore, GPCRs are the most intensively studied... more
Google location data tapped by law enforcement, Stratolaunch takes off video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
In today's news, police are using Google's Sensorvault for location data, the world's largest airplane takes flight and Facebook faces its third... more
Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighbourhoods most likely to suffer a fatal... more
Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police  BBC · 1 week
The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe. more
Law enforcement taps Google’s Sensorvault for location data, report says - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The database is for targeting ads and seeing how effective they are. But it's reportedly also been a treasure trove for police. more
Four theories about Julian Assange’s cat  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Thursday’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has provoked complicated reactions. There’s one place, however, where everyone seems to agree: we really hope his... more
Hackers Publish Personal Data of FBI Agents, Police Officers  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The hacker claimed to have "over a million data" on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police offers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy more
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now banned in Nepal  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Battle royale shooters Fortnite and Apex Legends may have surpassed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in some ways, but PUBG is back in the headlines... more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal... more
Despite recent spate of knife crime, UK sees decline in serious violence  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite the recent spate of knife violence and homicide in some UK cities, the number of people injured in serious violence in England and... more
Upskirting now a crime after woman's campaign  BBC · 2 weeks
A woman campaigned after a man photographed her at a festival, leading to a law change in England and Wales. more
Journalism or not? WikiLeaks' status in media world complex  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who... more
Police detectors to warn mobile phone-using drivers  BBC · 2 weeks
Two police forces will use detectors in a bid to deter drivers using mobile phones at the wheel. more
Congress wants to put a stop to illegal robocalls - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
At a hearing on Capitol Hill, lawmakers expressed frustration and questioned experts on what it will take to end these annoying calls. more
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
Uber and Lyft roll out new safety measures in wake of college student’s murder
THE VERGE
Worse Than Death is a high school reunion from hell
THE VERGE
Julian Assange: Everything you need to know about the man behind WikiLeaks - CNET
CNET
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested 'on behalf of the United States'
CBC
'Enhancing' forensic audio can mislead juries in criminal trials
PHYS.ORG
No Man’s Sky in VR feels like a whole new game
THE VERGE
Raising children under suspicion and criminalization
PHYS.ORG
Criminal Justice Trailer: Hotstar Sets April Release Date for Indian Remake of British Series
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