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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Google’s Lego-like smartphone platform hits Puerto Rico later this year

Consumers will finally be able to get their hands on Google’s modular smartphone — as long as they live in Puerto Rico, which will host Project Ara’s pilot testing later this year. Project Ara is meant to provide consumers with a smartphone that can be upgraded instead of thrown out when better processors, camera lenses, [...]

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VW previews huge screens, gesture control with Golf R Touch Concept at CES

Filed under: Technology, CES, Volkswagen, Apple, Google, Infotainment, Smartphone, Hatchback, Electric Volkswagen is going all out at CES 2015 to show off the future of automotive technology. The company thinks in the future that electric cars might be able to find charging stations by themselves and that gesture controls might be the next step in [...]

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Project Overlord is like LoJack for your car’s wheels

Filed under: Aftermarket, Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Videos, Safety, Gadgets, Smartphone Project Overlord promises to bring tracking software specifically to your vehicle’s wheels, whether they’re on a passenger car, bicycle or practically anything else, with a new, patent-pending device and smartphone app. When the wheels are tampered with, the system starts tracking them, sounds a loud tone [...]

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Why did Boeing choose to work with BlackBerry on a secure smartphone?

Boeing has tapped BlackBerry to help develop a smartphone meant for workers in the defense and security industries. The companies didn’t reveal what part of the phone, which is called the Boeing Black, would be developed by the beleaguered manufacturer. It’s an interesting choice. BlackBerry has long been lauded for its security features — there was a [...]

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Hyundai previews new infotainment system ahead of CES

Filed under: Technology, CES, Hyundai, Apple, Google, Infotainment, Smartphone Hyundai has announced that it’s bringing a new, smartphone-enabled infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Set to arrive on the brand’s lower-end 2016 models, it will eventually be offered across the entry level range, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. [...]

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Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES

Filed under: Concept Cars, CES, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric, Smartphone Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they’re great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such [...]

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The Supreme Court just undermined its landmark ruling regarding smartphone privacy

A police officer’s ignorance of the law, combined with bizarre decisions concerning when law enforcement can access a smartphone, could be a disaster for privacy in the United States. The first part of that equation comes from the Supreme Court’s decision that a police officer collecting information via a traffic stop based on a misunderstanding of [...]

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Report: Uber enabled surge pricing in downtown Sydney during hostage crisis [UPDATE]

Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Australia, Smartphone UPDATE: Uber spokesperson Katie Curran sent a statement about the company’s response. It can be read below. Ridesharing service Uber is facing some controversy in Australia after implementing its so-called ‘surge pricing’ during the just-ended hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe. The flood of people trying to leave [...]

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