Category: NEWS

4 Reasons You Should Invest in the San Diego Real Estate Market

San Diego is beyond doubt one of the most successful real estate markets in the U.S. If you are looking into real estate investment options, you should seriously consider San Diego. The rents and yields in San Diego are steadily increasing, the population is growing and rental demands have never been higher. Need more convincing?

Elon Musk Magically Extends Battery Life Of Teslas Fleeing Irma

ZERO HEDGE–In what is either a generous act of charity or an unnerving example of the control Tesla exercises over the vehicles it producers, or perhaps both, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has magically unlocked the batteries of every Tesla in Florida to maximize the distance that people fleeing from Hurricane Irma can travel before stopping to refuel

Massive Data Breach At Equifax: As Many As 143 Million Social Security Numbers Hacked

ZERO HEDGE–Credit-reporting company Equifax shocked investors, and more than a third of America, when it announced on Thursday afternoon that hackers had breached its data systems, compromising the personal information of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed “primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.” In other words,

PayPal to pull services from sites linked to hate, violence, intolerance

Payments giant PayPal will be rescinding its services from sites that accept payments or raise funds to promote hate, violence, and intolerance in response to Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Regardless of the individual or organisation in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments or donations for activities

There Will Be More Homeless People in Britain Than Ever Before… Here’s Why

SPUTNIK–Analysis carried out by Hariot-Watt University in the UK has found that 9,100 people are currently sleeping rough across Britain’s streets – the previous estimate was 4,100. In addition to this, figures released by the charity Crisis have suggested that homelessness across Britain is predicted to rise even more – to 16,000 by 2027. According

Microsoft Chatbot Trolls Shoppers for Online Sex

TECH COMPANIES PITCH chatbots to businesses as a way to keep customers coming back for more. A new bot built by Microsoft employees in their spare time is designed to do exactly the opposite. The chatbot, tested recently in Seattle, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., lurks behind fake online ads for sex posted by nonprofits working

Lyft’s Business Is Growing Faster Than Uber’s

Lyft Inc.’s business has been booming as its primary competitor, Uber Technologies Inc., has faced an executive exodus and a string of self-inflicted scandals. Total revenue generated by Lyft drivers, or the company’s gross bookings, grew about 25 percent to more than $1 billion in the second quarter from more than $800 million in the previous

Pennsylvania police, hunting for stolen laptops, say they stumbled on $40 million bitcoin scam

Law enforcement in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County likely didn’t think they were dealing with a dark Web criminal pro when Theodore Price’s name first popped on their radar. According to federal court documents, detectives from the Northampton Township Police Department north of Philadelphia began tracking the unemployed 30-year-old earlier this month after fielding a complaint from Price’s

SOUNDCLOUD: 25 Million plays and zero dollars

In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by constantly reposting their own tracks, pushing them back to the top

Navient and Sallie Mae accused of taking advantage of student loan debters

LIA KLEIN–Student-loan giant Navient and Sallie Mae Bank argued in court Tuesday against a lawsuit accusing them of taking advantage of student borrowers struggling to repay their debts. Navient and SMB, which both spun out from under the Sallie Mae umbrella in 2014, backed up their motions to dismiss a complaint filed by Illinois Attorney

Uber Drivers Win Preliminary Class-Action Status in Labor Case

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber drivers have won a tentative victory in their long-running legal battle to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. A federal court in North Carolina gave conditional certification on Wednesday to a class-action lawsuit by several Uber drivers that was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The plaintiffs can

29 Scary Facts About Global Water Pollution

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US army lost track of $1 BILLION worth of arms

The US army has failed to monitor over $1bn worth of arms and other military equipment transfers to Kuwait and Iraq, Amnesty International said in a report citing a 2016 US government audit. The now-declassified document by the US Department of Defence (DoD) audit, was obtained by the rights group following Freedom of Information requests.