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Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison

Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison

By Josh Wolford April 8, 2015

A Houston Uber driver accused a raping a passenger has a criminal record, and had just been released from prison three years ago, according to reports. 57-year-old Duncan Eric Burton has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly …

Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi

In December, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Now, that passenger is suing Uber – in a US federal court. The woman, who is still unidentified, is demanding unspecified damages. She …

Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API

Yelp announced that it’s lending its API to the U.S. Department of Transporattion to use in its SaferRide app. The goal is to keep people from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. “The app encourages potential drunk drivers …

Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer

Uber promises it’s going to get safer. The last few months have been filled with high-profile stories involving bad Uber drivers with malicious intent. In the past, Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault, kidnapping, and even something as …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Twitter Makes Efforts To Combat Harassment Twitter Makes Efforts To Combat Harassment

Twitter just announced that it’s making some changes to how it handles harassment, which has become a pretty big problem on the Internet at large, but especially on Twitter where most interaction is public. Specifically, Twitter is improving its in-product …

Panic bars save lives, says Qualified Hardware

In the summer of 1883, a traveling variety show made a stop at Victoria Hall in Sunderland, England. Near the end of the show, the entertainers announced to the more than 1,000 children in attendance that upon exiting the Hall, …

Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online, Featuring Aidan J Cassidy

Commissioned News Story (Source: Aidan J Cassidy) It seems that hardly a day goes by anymore that we don’t hear about some major security breach on the Internet. As the masses communicate and transact using their computers, smartphones, and tablets, …

Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Google has only owned Nest for just over three months, and its smoke alarms are already being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall covering all Nest Protect smoke alarms sold (there are 440,000 of them). …

Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run …

GM Recalls Affect 3.1 Million Vehicles

On Monday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra released a video message for GM employees announcing the recall of 1.5 million vehicles due to faulty engineering. In her message, Barra stated that “Something went wrong with our process in this instance, …

Home Security Systems: It’s All Good ‘Til It’s Hacked Home Security Systems: It’s All Good ‘Til It’s Hacked
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Home security systems have been flooding the news lately. With the Top Home Security Systems website naming FrontPoint Security once again the #1 system based on it’s great customer service and their use of the latest technology to battle against …

Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode? Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode?
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It’s hard to be a smoker in 2013. Law after law and policy after policy has severely limited the range of locations where those pressed for a nicotine fix can puff away in peace. Cigarette prices are higher than ever, …

Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles
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Zippp! Look out! Gushhh! Watch it! Worried about being hit and infected by another human being’s bodily fluids? California porn stars need not fret, for lawmakers wish to update AB 640, a bill that will make adult performers strap on …

Navy Yard Shooting; Can We Stop Future Shootings?
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Authorities have identified the perpetrator responsible for the Navy Yard shooting as Aaron Alexis, a man who enlisted in the Navy in 2007 yet was let go from the Navy Reserve in 2011 after being arrested in Texas. While Aaron …

Roller Coaster Set To Reopen After Lawsuit
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A roller coaster in Texas was the cause of a death of a young woman two months ago. It is set to reopen this weekend, with new safety measures put in place. The event occurred at Six Flags Over Texas …

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study
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Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be …