Tag Archives: safety

Sex workers slam crypto-based ‘Uber for escorts’ over safety fears

A self-described ‘Uber of escorting’ sex industry booking app isn’t impressing sex workers, who have raised concerns about the cryptocurrency platform’s security and lack of transparency. PinkDate matches sex workers with clients, who can pay for services with crypto such as bitcoin or monero. The startup, still in beta, has raised $ 1 million through its initial coin offering (ICO). ...

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19yo Indian girl pushed to her death in disastrous college safety drill (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

A 19-year-old college student in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu hit a railing and died after a fake disaster-preparedness trainer pushed her from the second floor of a building onto a net held by other students during a drill. The horrific incident at a private college in Coimbatore took place during a disaster management and first aid exercise on ...

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TEPCO aims to build more Fukushima-type nuclear reactors, vows to ‘excel in safety’ this time

TEPCO is conducting an independent geological survey to confirm the absence of active faults in Aomori Prefecture, where it wants to resume the construction of a Fukushima-type nuclear plant, frozen following the 2011 disaster. “It’s necessary to form a consortium for building a nuclear plant that is excellent in safety, technology and economy,” TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said in Tokyo, ...

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Flight safety in CIS worsening, according to aviation authority report

More aircraft disasters and fatalities occurred in Russia than in any other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nation last year, according to a report by the bloc’s top civil aviation authority. The report presented by the Interstate Aviation Committee reveals that the safety level of aircraft transport in the CIS demonstrated “stable negative dynamics” during 2017. The paper’s authors noted ...

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Price of safety? IDF snipers ordered to shoot at any ‘threat,’ even if it is child – ex-general

Anyone, including children, who gets close enough to the Israeli-Gaza border poses a “threat” and could be considered a legitimate target by IDF forces, a retired general said, adding that such a policy ensures Israel’s safety. “At the tactical level, any person who gets close to the fence, anyone who could be a future threat to the border of the ...

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Flight safety office in UK apologizes for Russian plane search in Heathrow – Moscow

The flight safety center in the UK operating under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has apologized for the search of a Russian Aeroflot plane by UK officials in March, the Russian transport minister said. After elaborating on the case, which triggered outrage in Moscow, the center “even apologized,” Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov told journalists on Friday. The Montreal-based ...

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Putin: Russia won’t threaten anyone in Arctic, but will ensure its safety

Russia will expand its presence in the Arctic to ensure the safety of its citizens, President Vladimir Putin said. While Moscow does not seek to intimidate anyone, it will continue to develop the vital region. “We won’t threaten anybody, but, using our advantages, of a territorial nature in this case, we will ensure the security of Russia and its citizens. ...

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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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