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GM’s self-driving car challenges federal safety standards

General Motors will soon unveil the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt, a car not equipped with pedals or a steering wheel, leaving control entirely to the vehicle’s AI. US regulations, however, may not be keeping pace. General Motors’ new driverless car will be showcased in a test batch in San Francisco ride-sharing fleets, and will be the first production-ready car without the ...

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FBI director slams strong encryption as ‘urgent public safety issue’

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 02:13 In another blast at privacy, FBI director Christopher Wray has said that powerful encryption which blocks law enforcement agencies from accessing data on devices represents an “urgent public safety issue.” In a speech at a cyber security conference in New York on Tuesday, Wray said the FBI was unable to access data from nearly ...

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No Ali Baba for terrorists: Turkish high-security prison bans classic tales for ‘safety reasons’

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 16:42 Edited time: 30 Dec, 2017 16:46 A Turkish prison has refused terrorism convicts a number of classic novels, including Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and The Little Prince, claiming that the literature might be used as a tool for “encoded communication.” The crackdown on “unsafe” books has been launched by a high-security prison ...

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Berlin to set up ‘safety area’ for women during New Year’s Eve celebrations

New Year’s Eve festivities in the German capital will be marked by a “safety area” for women seeking refuge from harassment, following cases of mass sexual misconduct during country’s celebrations over the past few years. The New Year’s Eve festival at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate area will have a special zone where women subjected to sexual offences or who otherwise feel ...

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Swedish police retract safety advice to women despite 3rd brutal rape in 1 month

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 17:54 Police in the Swedish city of Malmo have retracted advice given to women in the city following the brutal gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl. The force advised women not to go out alone after dark following the vicious attack. Officers issued the warning over the weekend following the assault, which occurred on Saturday, and ...

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Another big cryptocurrency heist raises questions about digital money safety

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 09:43 Hackers have robbed the wallet in the 19th largest cryptocurrency tether. The company behind the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency blamed “malicious action by an external attacker” for the theft of $ 30,950,010 on Monday. Tether would not redeem any of the stolen tokens. The cryptocurrency’s market cap is $ 674 million, with the value of one ...

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SpaceX pulls plug on top-secret US govt payload over mystery safety fears

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 11:31 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 11:44 SpaceX has scrapped the launch of a top secret US government payload at the 11th hour citing safety concerns raised by another, anonymous, customer. The company has a backup launch window but is unlikely to take unnecessary risks. The launch was initially planned for a two-hour primary launch ...

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Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter

Leslie MileyContributor Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple and Google. Featured in USA Today, TechCrunch Disrupt, Wired’s 2017 Next List, Miley now advises several startups founded by women and minorities and is an investor in a fund dedicated to diverse entrepreneurs. More posts by this contributor: Tech’s term sheets ...

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Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter

Leslie MileyContributor Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple and Google. Featured in USA Today, TechCrunch Disrupt, Wired’s 2017 Next List, Miley now advises several startups founded by women and minorities and is an investor in a fund dedicated to diverse entrepreneurs. More posts by this contributor: Tech’s term sheets ...

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Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety road map

Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse. By January, Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the ...

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