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Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan  ABC NEWS · 9 minutes
Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south more
Firearm homicide rate higher in US counties with greater income inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a new study.... more
Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions -- it helps reduce crime  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new study suggests they can... more
Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader mistake, lawsuit alleges  THE VERGE · 15 hours
Bay Area police pulled over a California privacy advocate and held him at gunpoint after a license plate reader error, a lawsuit alleges. Brian... more
Coming to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu in March  Windows Central · 16 hours
Kate Beckinsale in "The Widow" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon) Prepare yourself: Things are going to get mysterious. The month of March, to put it simply,... more
Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions—it helps reduce crime  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new University of British Columbia study suggests they can... more
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns... more
California student accused of making 'Banana Plug' drug app  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Northern California college student is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs more
California teen charged with creating 'Banana Plug' drug app  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Northern California college student is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs more
Resident Evil soundtracks crawl onto vinyl soon  Windows Central · 2 days
Grab those vinyls when they're out! Resident Evil 2 originally launched in 1998 and is considered a cult classic. The title features tense exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay that are staples in the series even... more
Huawei founder says daughter's arrest was 'politically motivated' - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Ren Zhengfei also says his company is "as small as a tomato" in the tension between the US and China. more
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited... more
UK Expands No-Fly Zone for Drones Around Airports  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Officials are also working on new legislation to give police more powers to stop and search people suspected of using drones maliciously. more
Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data  BBC · 2 days
Cyber-crime gangs are injecting their own code on to websites to steal payment data, an annual study suggests. more
Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15  TechCrunch · 2 days
It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth... more
Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos  BBC · 2 days
It will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, following drone disruption at Gatwick. more
Arrested Development will continue on Netflix on March 15th  THE VERGE · 3 days
Netflix today revealed that Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz’s sitcom about an extended family of comically terrible people, will... more
Child abuse images being traded via secure apps  BBC · 3 days
Stolen credit cards and other illegal material are also on sale, a File on 4 investigation discovers. more
Huawei's Attempts at Stealing Apple Trade Secrets Detailed: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Huawei has been involved in "a pattern of dubious tactics" to steal technology from its rivals, particularly Apple's China-based suppliers, The Information has claimed. more
Huawei Founder Says CFO Arrest Was Politically Motivated  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. more
Huawei founder speaks out: ‘The US can’t crush us’  THE VERGE · 3 days
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei basically just said his company is too big, too important to fail. In his... more
Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared  THE VERGE · 4 days
Bay Area prosecutors were trying to prove that a man arrested during a prostitution sting was guilty of pimping charges, and among the evidence... more
The golden age of dark web drug markets is over  THE VERGE · 5 days
In July 2017, federal agents took down the Alphabay marketplace, then one of the largest and... more
Ixigo, YouNow, and 6 Other Websites Reportedly Hacked, 127 Million Accounts Leaked  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records... more
Golden State updates the dystopian thriller for the #FakeNews era  THE VERGE · 6 days
American speculative fiction can trace its roots back to the country’s puritanical origins, which left its... more
Branson hunts cash for Virgin space ventures  Sky News · 6 days
Sir ‎Richard Branson is hunting new funds for his commercial space ventures, months after halting a $1bn (£775m) Saudi-funded deal amid an international furore over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. more
Ixigo, YouNow, and 5 Other Websites Reportedly Hacked, 127 Million Accounts Leaked  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records... more
China's Didi to restructure following passenger murders  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Chinese ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing will streamline operations and make cuts to non-core business units as it doubles down on safety after the murders of two passengers clobbered its image, a source familiar with... more
Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure... more
China’s Didi is laying off 15% of its staff  TechCrunch · 1 week
China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation... more
Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore  TechCrunch · 1 week
Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen,... more
Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody  TechCrunch · 1 week
Alarming reports popped up on Twitter late Thursday of incident involving an armed individual at Netflix’s Hollywood office... more
Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more  TechCrunch · 1 week
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from 8 more websites, TechCrunch... more
Happy Valentine’s Day: your dating app account was hacked, says Coffee Meets Bagel  TechCrunch · 1 week
Good news for love-seekers this Valentine’s Day. In a bit of odd timing, users of the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel woke... more
This 60-inch Hisense 4K HDR Roku TV is a steal at $448 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
And this formerly $300 Dyson handheld vacuum is equally steal-y at $88. more
With Twitter, race of the messenger matters, study says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the ensuing debate took traditional and social media by storm. University... more
New heated jacket keeps police, military and others warm in harsh winter temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new line of heated jackets powered by a mobile USB battery bank will protect police officers, military personnel and others while... more
School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US  BBC · 1 week
Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege prosecutors. more
Renault profits plunge in first annual earnings since Ghosn arrest  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Renault profits fell sharply last year, the French automaker said Thursday in its first annual results since the shock arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn. more
Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Environmental campaigners have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in a bid to halt the so-called "drive hunting" of dolphins in Japan, arguing the practice is cruel and illegal. more
Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Prosecutors said Gene Levoff generated $604,000 in illegal gains, including realised profit and avoided losses more
CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested  TechCrunch · 1 week
There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last... more
Dangerous school commutes lead to student absenteeism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, researchers have found. more
Two hackers charged with Minecraft-linked bomb threats that led to school evacuations  THE VERGE · 1 week
Two alleged hackers in Southern California have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses following widespread Minecraft-related hoaxes that led to hundreds of schools... more
Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Russian hackers are redoubling their efforts in the run-up to presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine's cyber-police more
Dangerous school commutes lead to student absenteeism  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. more
617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold  9to5Mac · 1 week
Stolen account details from 16 hacked websites have gone on sale on the dark web. In all, 617 million records are available, with data... more
617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold  9to5Google · 1 week
Stolen account details from 16 hacked websites have gone on sale on the dark web. In all, 617 million records are available, with data... more
Upskirting is now illegal in England and Wales  THE VERGE · 1 week
Upskirting is now a criminal offense in England and Wales after campaigners lobbied for years for the UK government to... more
Spain police seize over 200 stuffed endangered animals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized more than 200 stuffed endangered animals, including giraffes, rhinos, lions and tigers, from an illegal taxidermy workshop that was selling them online. more
Huawei doesn’t need nationalism to beat Apple in China  THE VERGE · 1 week
Huawei’s reputation in the US took a serious battering in 2018, a year bookended by major carriers shelving... more
Genocide: why a focus on prevention would produce a better outcome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One hundred and forty nine countries have signed the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948. These signatories present themselves... more
The UK now has a law against upskirting  TechCrunch · 1 week
A law change that comes into force in the UK today makes the highly intrusive practice of ‘upskirting’ illegal. The government said it wants the new law to send a clear message that... more
Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth some $2 million in raids on major processing facilities, police and environmentalists said Tuesday. more
Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings since Ghosn arrest  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan slashed its full-year forecast Tuesday as nine-month net profit dropped 45 percent in the first earnings report since the stunning arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn. more
California judge will keep Planned Parenthood names sealed  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Planned Parenthood is making an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal... more
Pair who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood fight charges  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Planned Parenthood is making an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal... more
Hotel groups hail new offensive on Airbnb in Paris  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hotel groups in Paris on Monday hailed a new legal offensive by city authorities against home-sharing group Airbnb which is being taken to court over illegal rentals. more
Paris sues Airbnb for illegal listings and seeks $14.2 million  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The City of Paris first warned Airbnb, and it is now taking action. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the JDD that the city is suing the... more
Road fraught with danger for female migrants, student research finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each year, women flee Central America seeking a better life. Many want a better life in the United States, some settle in Mexico and others do not have... more
Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use... more
Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads'  BBC · 2 weeks
The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law. more
Paris Sues Airbnb, Seeks $14 Million in Fines Over Illegal Rental Adverts  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
France passed a law in 2018 which makes companies such as Airbnb punishable by fines of EUR 12,500 per illegal posting. more
Trump May Sign Order Banning Chinese Equipment-Makers in US: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Chinese tech giant Huawei has been in bad light after the US Justice Department last month filed a host of criminal charges, including bank fraud. more
Bezos Case Exposes Billionaires' Vulnerability to Hackers  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Billionaires and top executives as especially vulnerable because their personal information is a gold mine for criminals, says Mark Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Intelligence. more
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is lethally dull  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and writer-director Dan Gilroy — who worked together on the creepy crime thriller “Nightcrawler” — have reunited for a new Netflix Original film, “Velvet Buzzsaw.” While... more
Texas bill would ban internet throttling in disaster areas  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Earlier this week, a member of the Texas state legislature introduced a bill that would make it a... more
Texas bill would ban throttling in disaster areas  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Earlier this week, a member of the Texas state legislature introduced a bill that would make it a crime for... more
New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenient stores. more
Rep. Devin Nunes repeated a 4chan meme on national television  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Last night on Laura Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, a strange thing happened (stranger than usual,... more
New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matthew Valasik is the first to show a statistical connection between... more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico's violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. more
Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt  BBC · 2 weeks
Politicians' passwords have all been reset, but officials say it appears no information was stolen. more
Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation. more
Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An astrophysics institute says it has "reduced activities" at two research sites in central Mexico because astronomers suffered so many assaults and other crimes more
Mexico astronomers reduce use of research sites due to crime  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An astrophysics institute says it has "reduced activities" at two research sites in central Mexico because astronomers suffered so many assaults and other crimes more
New legislation needed to regulate police facial recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Facial recognition technology, being trialled by two major police forces in Britain, should be subjected to more rigorous testing and transparency, according to new research from the University of East... more
Hispanic men most likely to have fatal interaction with police in segregated neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While most media attention seems to focus on the number of black males killed by police, new research published in the journal... more
WATCH: Waze app under fire from police departments  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Plus, the New York Times is becoming a major digital company and new emojis are coming to the iPhone. more
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