Law & Order
Employees Who Listen to Amazon Alexa Requests Can Access Customers' Home Addresses  MacRumors · 3 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
Feds intend to sue Tennessee lawmaker over pain clinics  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
State and federal prosecutors say they intend to file a lawsuit against a Tennessee senator and other co-owners of the now-shuttered Comprehensive Pain Specialists more
7 ways to keep packages from getting stolen off your porch - CNET  CNET · 6 hours
New and updated ways to defend yourself against "porch pirates" and other would-be package thieves. more
Peloton owners are pissed about bad music after copyright lawsuit  THE VERGE · 9 hours
Ally F.’s favorite Peloton class, a 45-minute cycling course, used to crescendo to her perfect playlist:... more
A court ruling ‘chalking’ illegal could make way for more privacy-invasive tech  TechCrunch · 13 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 · 13 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 · 14 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 · 15 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 · 20 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
Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder keg  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil's... more
Google questioned by Congress over Sensorvault location database - CNET  CNET · 1 day
A House committee wants a briefing with Google by May 7 about the database law enforcement has tapped for location data. 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
Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious more
Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is suing a Silicon Valley tech company, saying she was illegally denied a job she was qualified for despite being legally authorized to work in... 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
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
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
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
AT&T’s 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster  THE VERGE · 2 days
AT&T may have just amicably settled a false advertising lawsuit with Sprint over its “5G Evolution” branding, but the company’s apparent marketing strategy here... more
Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel 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
Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been... 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
Vanderbilt researchers to develop and test 'safe harbor' standards of care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University's schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and... 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
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
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
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
The company behind the dual-screen YotaPhone is bankrupt  THE VERGE · 5 days
We’ve been following Russia’s YotaPhone since 2012, but it seems like the saga of the power-sipping E Ink-backed dual-screen handset... 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
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
US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal... 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
Why mass shootings don't lead to gun control  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, such as the shooting at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week, little progress... 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
Searching for hidden earthquakes in Southern California  Science Magazine · 6 days
Earthquakes follow a well-known power-law size relation, with smaller events occurring much more often than larger events. Earthquake catalogs are thus dominated by small earthquakes, yet still missing a much larger number of even... 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
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
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
New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber... more
Galaxy Fold screens are breaking, UK age verification starts this summer video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Today's major tech headlines include a number of issues with some reviewers' Galaxy Fold screens, Microsoft's turning down of a... more
Apple Accused of Securities Fraud Over Hiding iPhone Sales Drop in US Lawsuit  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Apple was accused in a new lawsuit of securities fraud for concealing a slump in demand for iPhones, particularly in China, leading... 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
School shootings draw attention to officers' mental health  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Twenty years after Columbine, the effects of trauma experienced by law enforcement authorities who respond to school shootings are still largely unknown, but the mental health care available to them is making... more
Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law a bill that would allow certain patients to access a low-potency cannabis oil they can already legally use 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
FCC chairman moves to block China Mobile from entering the US  THE VERGE · 1 week
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes a... more
Aggressive new terrorist content regulation passes EU vote  THE VERGE · 1 week
European Union lawmakers today approved controversial legislation that would require platforms to take down terrorist content within one hour of... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition tech sales over human rights worries  Windows Central · 1 week
Concerns over human rights led Microsoft to deny a California law enforcement agency's request to equip officers with its facial recognition technology. Microsoft President Brad Smith this week... 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
Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The company's president, Brad Smith, reportedly said Microsoft turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. 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
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales because it'd target women, minorities - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Company boss Brad Smith reportedly said it turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. more
The UK’s controversial porn block will go into effect on July 15th  THE VERGE · 1 week
The UK’s controversial porn block has a new launch date: July 15th, 2019. The scheme, which is designed to stop people under 18 from... 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
Student sues JD.com’s billionaire CEO Richard Liu for alleged rape  TechCrunch · 1 week
A Chinese student has filed a lawsuit against JD.com founder and chief executive Richard Liu, alleging the billionaire businessman raped her in Minnesota back in August, four months... more
Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit  BBC · 1 week
The surprise settlement brings a long-running legal battle between the two tech firms to an end. 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
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
19 countries approve EU Copyright Directive that puts future of Google News in doubt
9to5Mac
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
Justice Department says attempts to prevent Netflix from Oscars eligibility could violate antitrust law
THE VERGE
Raising children under suspicion and criminalization
PHYS.ORG
The first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie is deeply wacky
THE VERGE
Criminal Justice Trailer: Hotstar Sets April Release Date for Indian Remake of British Series
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