Ga. Couple to Public: We Didn’t Steal Your Phone

For months now, angry strangers have been showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s front door with a curious demand: “Give me back my stolen phone!” Sometimes, families will show up; other times, it’s groups of friends or a random person with a police officer in tow, according to Fusion. Despite using different service providers, everyone who bangs on their door has been led to the suburban Atlanta home by a phone-tracking app....

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Manhunt for Escapees Cost N.Y. $22 Million

Albany, N.y. — Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year. State comptroller records obtained Friday by The Associated Press for June and July show that overtime totaled $41 million for the corrections department and $17.6 million for state police. That’s roughly twice...

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Making Online Selling Safer
Jul19

Making Online Selling Safer

Boston — Michele Velleman needed to sell a Zumba dance fitness kit, a cellphone and a table through Facebook. So she found buyers on Facebook and made the trades at — where else? — the police station. “It is always a little nerve-racking when you go to someone’s house. It’s in the back of your mind: ‘I hope this person is OK and everything turns out all right,’ ”said Velleman, 44, a pharmaceutical executive assistant for a...

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A Cameras-Everywhere Culture
Apr26

A Cameras-Everywhere Culture

Science fiction writer David Brin calls it “a tsunami of lights” — a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we’ll do next. Unlike George Orwell’s novel “1984,” where only Big Brother controlled the cameras, in 2015, cheap, mobile technology has turned everyone into a watcher. A snowboarder with a GoPro can post a YouTube video of a friend’s 540-degree McTwist in the halfpipe....

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RadioShack sale approved, keeping hundreds of stores open

Radioshack Sale Approved, Keeping Hundreds of Stores Open The judge overseeing RadioShack’s bankruptcy said he will approve the sale of about 1,700 stores to the chain’s biggest shareholder. Tuesday’s decision ensures the survival of the 94-year-old electronics retailer, for now, and saves thousands of jobs that might have been lost if the stores were liquidated. The buyer, Standard General, has said it plans to run the business in a...

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