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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 file photo ThruVision suicide vest-detection technology reveals a suspicious object on a man, at left, during a Transportation Security Administration demonstration in New York's Penn Station. Los Angeles is poised to have the first mass transit system in the U.S. with body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives. Officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation Security Administration have scheduled a Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, news conference. The TSA has been working on the experimental devices, known as standoff explosive detection units, since 2004 with transit agencies. They hadn't been deployed permanently at any transit hub. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,File)
LA to become first in US to install subway body scannersThe Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives
The Associated Press3 hours ago
So What's Going On With Tesla, Elon Musk?It sure has been an interesting week for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and things might get worse before they get better. The controversy began last Tuesday when Musk startled his own company board by announcing that he might take Tesla private and, in fact, had "funding secured." Now the SEC...
Newser3 hours ago
Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officialsIt may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. Musk says in a blog posted Monday, Aug. 13, that most of the funding would be in stock rather than debt. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi linkTesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk tries to clear up murky financing for buyout with disclosure of Saudi Arabian interest
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Latest: Lawmakers vow action on Google location trackingAP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements even when you've told it not to keep your location history
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Instagram Star's Cookbook Recalled Due to Possibly Dangerous RecipesInstagram star and blogger Johnna Holmgren, aka Fox Meets Bear , chronicles her family's life in the woods of Minnesota, which sometimes involves foraging for food. Her first cookbook, published in May, reflected that lifestyle: Tales From a Forager's Kitchen included recipes readers could make by foraging wild mushrooms, berries, and...
Newser1 day ago
FBI Warns New 'ATM Cash-Out' Scheme May Be Imminent"ATM cash-out." It's a phrase that has the ring of a game show but the reality of a nightmare, at least according to the FBI, which has issued a warning about the scheme. Per Krebs on Security , the FBI has been on the receiving end of "unspecified reporting" suggesting cybercriminals...
Newser1 day ago
University of California student Tyler Heintz answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. Heintz and other fellow students who were in Nice, France when a terrorist drove a truck down a promenade killing 83 people, including one of their classmates, have channeled their grief and anger into two nonprofits to fight terrorism.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
US students turn grief into tech startup after France attackUniversity of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism
The Associated Press2 days ago
'A Sinking Feeling': Men Get Letters About Their 'Secrets'"I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else," the letter read. "More importantly, I have evidence of what you've been hiding." Jeff Strohl, resident of a wealthy Washington suburb, admits he wasn't too thrilled to read the July 21 letter postmarked from Nashville—or...
Newser3 days ago
FDA Gives OK to Market Pregnancy- Prevention App"There's an app for that" is making further inroads in the contraceptives arena. USA Today reports the FDA has approved marketing for the Natural Cycles app, which claims it can help prevent pregnancy by telling a woman what days are best for avoiding sex (marked "red" days) after she plugs...
Newser3 days ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other sites are finding themselves in a role they never wanted, as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms,  deciding what should and shouldn't be allowed and often angering almost everyone in the process. The latest point of contention is Jones, who has suddenly found himself banned from most major platforms after years of being allowed to use them/. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they createdTech giants still stumbling in the social world they created
The Associated Press4 days ago
Scientists Link Devices' Blue Light to Serious Eye TroubleStaring at your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen for hours on end may not only be fueling your online addiction—it could be wreaking havoc on your eyesight. So says a new study out of the University of Toledo, published in the Scientific Reports journal, and it's all because of...
Newser4 days ago
Silicon Valley Swap: Apple Gets Back Top Engineer From TeslaOne Silicon Valley wheel just circled back to its starting point. A top Apple engineer who left in 2013 to join Tesla as its chief vehicle engineer is back with his former employer. The Verge reports that Doug Field, who'd been the VP of Mac hardware for the Cupertino giant,...
Newser4 days ago
Selfie Lovers Start 'Alarming' Surgical TrendThink you look better in your latest selfie than in real life? Then beware of "Snapchat dysmorphia," a newly dubbed term for people seeking plastic surgery to mimic their appearance in filtered selfies, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Sometimes I have patients who say, 'I want every single spot gone,...
Newser4 days ago
This Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III,  in Las Vegas. Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield says Nicholas was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy. cognizance. Nicholas co-founded Broadcom in the '90s and left the company in 2003. Recently, he has been bankrolling ballot measures in the U.S. that aim to guarantee certain rights to crime victims. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in VegasTech billionaire and advocate for crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas
The Associated Press4 days ago
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