Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop
Sep04

Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an electronic cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary, the second death linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product bought at a pot shop. Officials have not determined what sickened the middle-aged adult, whether the product was contaminated or whether they may have added...

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AP Explains: YouTube agrees to change what it shows to kids
Sep04

AP Explains: YouTube agrees to change what it shows to kids

YouTube is changing what it shows to kids as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The new business practices are in addition to $170 million in fines that YouTube parent Google will pay the FTC and New York state to settle charges of violating children’s online privacy by collecting personal data without parents’ permission. Some of the new responsibility will be on video creators themselves, as they...

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Huawei accuses US of cyberattacks, coercing employees
Sep04

Huawei accuses US of cyberattacks, coercing employees

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company. Huawei, which faces mounting American pressure including possible loss of access to U.S. technology over accusations the company is a security risk, said in a statement that Washington has used “unscrupulous means” in...

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AP Explains: How YouTube is changing what it shows kids
Sep04

AP Explains: How YouTube is changing what it shows kids

YouTube is changing what it shows kids. The new business practices, along with $170 million in fines , settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and New York state that YouTube owner Google violated children’s online privacy by collecting personal data without parents’ permission. Some of the new responsibilities will be on video creators themselves, as they will have to label videos that are geared toward kids...

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NTSB: Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation
Sep04

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation

A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the driver was overly reliant on the system and that Autopilot’s design let him disengage from driving. The agency released a brief...

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