Prosecutors Were Already Investigating Whether Boeing Provided ‘Incomplete or Misleading’ 737 Information

Fox Business News reports: – “Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Boeing provided incomplete or misleading information about its best-selling 737 Max aircraft to U.S. air safety regulators and customers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.” – That investigation began five months ago — after the first crash that killed 189 people, but before the second one. Nine days after that November 7 crash, America’s Federal Aviation Administration…

March 31, 2019
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US Lawmakers Propose Allowing Prisons To Jam Signals From Smuggled Cellphones

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Federal legislation proposed Thursday would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls… The legislation could help provide a solution to a problem prison officials have said represents the top security threat to their institutions. Corrections chiefs across the country have long argued for the ability to jam the…

March 31, 2019
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Care.com, the largest site in the US for finding caregivers, scrubbed ~46,594 or ~72% of day-care centers claiming to have a state license, after a WSJ inquiry (Wall Street Journal)

March 31, 2019

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Tinder Announces New ‘Height Verification’ Feature. But They May Be Lying

“The Tinder dating app will soon be asking men to submit photos in order to verify their height,” writes long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike, sharing a post made Friday (March 29th) on the official Tinder blog. Let’s be real, when it comes to online dating — honesty is the best policy. Yes, your height matters as long as every other shallow aspect of physical attraction does. Please try not to take…

March 31, 2019
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Popup enlarges at the last second so users click on ads instead of ‘Close’ button

If there’s one thing that cyber-criminals are good at, it’s at coming up with new ideas to generate profits in the shadiest and sometimes the most original ways. Among all criminal groups, the most creative bunch are the ones involved with malvertising (malicious ads). Because of the quick pace at which browser vendors tend to patch reported problems, these groups need to come up with new tricks more often than…

March 31, 2019
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Zuckerberg’s op-ed on regulations rings somewhat hollow because Facebook can already make plenty of improvements in the areas mentioned without government help (TechCrunch)

March 31, 2019

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In Massive Breach, Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to Hoarding Highly Classified Secrets

“A former National Security Agency contractor on Thursday pleaded guilty to stealing secret defense information over two decades in what legal experts have described as the biggest breach of classified information in U.S. history.” Long-time Slashdot reader mencik quotes USA Today: In his plea deal in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Harold Thomas Martin III admitted to removing highly classified digital and hard copy documents, then storing them in his…

March 31, 2019
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Scientists Find 66-Million-Year-Old Fossils From The Day The Dinosaurs Died

“It’s like a time capsule of the end of the world,” reports USA Today: 66 million years ago, in what’s now North Dakota, a group of animals died together, only a few minutes after a huge asteroid smashed into the Earth near present-day Mexico. Scientists Friday announced the discovery of the jumbled, fossilized remains of the animals, all killed when a tsunami-like wave and a torrent of rocks, sand and…

March 31, 2019
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Rakuten’s stake in Lyft is now worth $2.46B, GM’s $1.46B, Fidelity’s $1.45B, a16z’s $1.18B, Alphabet’s $924M, Logan Green’s $655M, and John Zimmer’s $452M (Alison Griswold/Quartz)

March 31, 2019

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