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The Year the Gun Conversation Changed

The Year the Gun Conversation ChangedThe year was not a month old when a 16-year-old allegedly opened fire in a cafeteria in Italy, Texas, injuring one of his classmates on January 22nd. It was the first shooting on a K–12 campus this year. One day later, in Benton, Kentucky, a 15-year-old student allegedly killed two of his classmates and injured 17 others. Over the next three weeks, there were shootings at or near Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, Salvador Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, and Oxon Hill High School in Maryland. And on February 14, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, allegedly killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others.2018 has been indelibly marked by school shootings, and there was concern—at least at the outset—that it would be a year defined by a failure to address the problem, which several political…


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Ford recalls model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles

Ford recalls model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehiclesThe vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs January 17, 2019 Ford Motor Company is recalling about 2,700 model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles equipped with lane-centering assist and adaptive front steering. These vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel. Failure of the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition. What to do Dealers will update the power steering control module software in affected vehicles. Ford’s reference number for the recall is 19S02. Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 ….. Read More.CONSUMER AFFAIRS…


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NHS warning as temperatures plunge to -11C on coldest night of the year

NHS warning as temperatures plunge to -11C on coldest night of the yearThe coldest temperature of the year so far was recorded on Friday while a yellow weather warning was issued by the Met Office for snow across northern England and Scotland. ….. Read More.DAILY MAIL – World News | World News & EventsFri, January 18, 20193 days ago


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17-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle Friday night

17-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle Friday nightMilwaukee police are investigating two shootings on Friday, including one in which a 17-year-old boy was struck while riding his bicycle         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsSat, January 19, 20192 days ago


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Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ raises concerns over facial recognition

Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ raises concerns over facial recognitionThe platform denies any wrongdoing and wants users to know they can turn off the feature at any time By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs January 18, 2019 You look a little different than you did 10 years ago, right? We all do. And, if youre a Facebook user, its probably a safe bet your Facebook page has photos from various stages throughout your life. In todays all-digital world, the use of facial recognition is growing rapidly. Amazon is a big proponent, Microsoft has called for Congress to regulate it, and Delta Airlines is testing it out. Now comes a report that Facebook may be using facial recognition in tandem with a notion called the 10-Year Challenge to surreptitiously mine sensitive information for its 2.7 billion users. The challenge is simple enough — people post one photograph from 10 years ago alongside a more…


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Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year

Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this yearBiometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B round as it continues to work towards commercializing technology that embeds a fingerprint reader in payment plastic for an added layer of security. “We are not commercially rolled out yet, we expect that to happen in the second half of this year, starting first in Europe and potentially in the Middle East,” a spokesman told us, saying the financing will be used to scale up the company to prepare for a commercial rollout of a biometric payment card solution in the second half of 2019. He said it’s also eyeing additional form factors such as wearables down the line, penciling in 2020 for expanding into other devices and verticals. Although it has yet to push its tech past the pilot stage with payment cards. “Our…


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