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Firearm homicide rate higher in US counties with greater income inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 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
Uber data used to identify accomplices in staged Jussie Smollett attack, police say - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
The actor’s alleged scheme fell apart once data from Uber revealed who the purported attackers were. more
California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law  TechCrunch · 8 hours
California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced... more
Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader mistake, lawsuit alleges  THE VERGE · 12 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
Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions -- it helps reduce crime  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 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
Coming to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu in March  Windows Central · 13 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
Facebook accused of tricking kids in complaint to FTC - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook faces complaint to FTC for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook hit with FTC complaint for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
Child advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions—it helps reduce crime  PHYS.ORG · 15 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
Fired Apple lawyer charged with insider trading released on $500k bail bond  9to5Mac · 16 hours
Gene Levoff, Apple’s former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary for Apple, has been released on $500,000 bail bond after pleading not guilty... more
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling  TechCrunch · 17 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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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
Verified Expert Lawyer: James Alonso  TechCrunch · 1 day
While James Alonso has worked at big law firms for much of his career, he’s been working with startups the entire time. He’s also an engineer by training — and by practice. He recently founded a new startup-focused... more
Resident Evil soundtracks crawl onto vinyl soon  Windows Central · 1 day
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
Mark Zuckerberg is ‘potentially interested’ in putting Facebook login on the blockchain  THE VERGE · 1 day
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the blockchain as part of a public interview with Harvard... 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
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
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
Advertising body accused of data law breaches  Sky News · 2 days
An organisation which sets standards for online advertising has been accused of knowingly breaching data protection laws, according to legal complaints filed with regulators in the UK and Ireland. 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
Startup Law A to Z: Corporate Matters  TechCrunch · 3 days
Founders are a special breed — independent, self-reliant, and resourceful. Yet these same attributes, critical in taking an idea from zero to one, can eventually cause first-time founders to misjudge situations and tackle problems... more
High court denies Maryland appeal of drug price-gouging law  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Maryland appeal to uphold the state's law against pharmaceutical price gouging more
Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill expanding the state's paid family leave program more
High court to consider case about reach of clean water law  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law more
More and more cases require courts to interpret the meaning of emoji  9to5Google · 3 days
There was a court case just over a year ago where a judge ruled that a series of texted emoji constituted a valid agreement to... more
More and more cases require courts to interpret the meaning of emoji  9to5Mac · 3 days
There was a court case just over a year ago where a judge ruled that a series of texted emoji constituted a valid agreement to... more
Facebook Accused of Leaking Sensitive Health Data in Groups  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The FTC complaint against Facebook highlights that public sharing of privately posted personal health information is in violation of the law. 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
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 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
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In our daily lives, we can find many examples of manipulation of reflected waves, such as mirrors, or reflective surfaces for sound that improve auditorium acoustics. When a wave impinges on a reflective surface... more
Facebook broke law, must be regulated to protect democracy, politicians say - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A report on fake news from Parliament condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" towards the UK and other countries around the world. 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
US needs an internet data privacy law, GAO tells Congress - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Chief auditor cites Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal as an example of why a privacy law is necessary. 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
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed new metasurfaces for the arbitrary manipulation of reflected waves, essentially breaking classical reflection law to engineer it at will. more
Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers  TechCrunch · 6 days
Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City’s rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city... 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
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
EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial... more
Uber sues to overturn New York City’s cap on new ride-hail drivers  THE VERGE · 6 days
Uber filed a lawsuit on Friday to overturn New York City’s first-in-the-nation law capping the number of ride-hail drivers that operate on its streets.... more
Niantic is tweaking Pokémon Go to settle a lawsuit with angry homeowners  THE VERGE · 6 days
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has agreed to settle a lawsuit with people who had PokéStops placed near their houses, and it’s making some minor... more
Article 13: Europe's hotly debated revamp of copyright law, explained - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The EU's proposed European Copyright Directive is being called a war on memes. Here's why. more
YouTuber shot while filming security guard outside synagogue  THE VERGE · 7 days
A YouTuber who films her own confrontations with law enforcement was shot yesterday while recording a security guard outside a... more
The ‘Carlton dance’ couldn’t be copyrighted for a Fortnite lawsuit  THE VERGE · 7 days
The US Copyright Office refused to register The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro’s “Carlton... more
Wrongful death lawsuit brought against Apple after fire allegedly caused by iPad  9to5Mac · 7 days
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Apple in New Jersey after a man died in an apartment fire which allegedly began when... 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 · 7 days
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 · 7 days
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is Article 13? The EU's copyright directive explained  BBC · 1 week
The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France. 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
EU reaches provisional deal on online copyright reform  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The European Union reached a provisional deal Wednesday to overhaul the bloc's online copyright law, a top official said, after a tense battle that has pitted media firms against internet giants like... 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
SEC Charges Former Apple Lawyer Gene Levoff With Insider Trading  MacRumors · 1 week
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Apple's former vice president of corporate law Gene... more
The EPA stole music from Yoshi’s Island DS for a pro-recycling Flash game
THE VERGE
617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold
9to5Google
Epic claims it’s not really copying rapper 2 Milly’s dance in Fortnite
THE VERGE
Rep. Devin Nunes repeated a 4chan meme on national television
THE VERGE
Hackers using password phishing kits and fake receipts to access iCloud-locked iPhones
9to5Mac
Criminal complaint reveals some of the steps Apple takes to protect product development secrets
9to5Mac
New Captain Marvel tease from the Super Bowl shows the boys who’s boss
THE VERGE
Our favorite affordable synths from NAMM 2019
THE VERGE
CookieMiner Mac malware tries to steal your cryptocurrency – as well as mine more
9to5Mac
No wonder fox hunting is still prevalent – the ban is designed to fail British wildlife
PHYS.ORG
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