A woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the street in Tempe, Arizona. The death comes a year after Uber took self-driving cars off the road and turned an SUV Volvo on its side. Uber said it’s working with local law enforcement to understand how the accident happened.
Phantom Secure, a Canadian based company, encrypted Blackberries for international drug trafficking. The charges marked the first time US authorities have targeted a company for knowingly making encrypted technology for criminals.
The maximum punishment you can get for drug trafficking is life in prison, with no possibility of parole. Street drugs, that are not prescribed, are bad.
A famous singer, Rihanna, has intentionally accused Snapchat of shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown”.
The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown’s conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating. Later, Snapchat was found guilty.
Due to many violations, Facebook has removed Britain First from their site. It was a page full of racial hatred and had over 2 million followers. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were incarcerated after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.
It is understood the offending posts included:
- A photo of the group’s leaders with the caption “Islamophobic and Proud”.
- A caption comparing Muslim immigrants with animals.
- Multiple videos posted deliberately to incite hateful comments against Muslims.
Players of Fortnite accounts are being compromised due to a hack in the game. People are reporting items show up in the game that they did not purchase. This is most likely due to the hackers.
Many players who have been hacked say they don’t know how the hackers are getting their information. A report done on this concludes that it is received from information stored on Fortnite accounts.
For people in rural areas, it is almost near impossible to get fast reliable internet in these areas. But Virgin Media sees it a different way. They are currently installing fiber-optic cables to create the network.
The company requires at least 1,000 to 4,000 users to sign up for the network to register their interests. The company requires at least 1,000 residents to commit to a broadband services contract.
Stalker, Callum Blake-O’Brien, created 5 social media accounts to stalk his one victim. He sent threating messages to this girl who was worried about the message. Here are two of the messages sent from O’Brien:
The girl found them to be scary and she ended up filing a police report to put an end to the stalker’s days of threatening stalker spree.
For some users, Alexa has this creepy cackle that’s out of the blue. Amazon said they are going to change their phrase from “Alexa, laugh” to “Alexa, can you laugh?” This command should help reduce the issue in Alexa’s out of the blue laughter.
Some users have complained about this issue on Twiter. One user said, “WHY DID MY ALEXA JUST LAUGH OUT OF THE BLUE?!?!?!?” Another wrote: “Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Dot lets out a very loud and creepy laugh… there’s a good chance I get murdered tonight.”
There haven’t been too many phone releases this year. The only ones were Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and the Nikia event. After Nokia sold a respectable 70 million phones last year, they decided to bring back an old favorite, but with a modern touch.
This new “bananaphone” that Nokia has invented, is equipped with features like Google Assistant for people who have yet to catch up or who are just learning how to use a phone.
Hold, developed by three students who met at Copenhagen Business School who wanted to develop something to help with the issue of device distraction. It is an app that got released to the UK.
Students can earn points for how long they are off their mobile devices. For example, if a student wanted a free snack at the cinema, they will need to spend two hours to acquire 60 points.