3 Americans killed in Australia all had military…

Three Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia all had strong military backgrounds and a passion for flying

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement

With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona…

Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....

London police to use face scan tech, stoking…

London's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology

Commerce Department Temporarily Shelves New…

The Defense and Treasury departments are worried that potential revenue loss to American companies could hurt research and development budgets.

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Tinder Adds New Safety Features

Tinder Adds New Safety Features The dating app is adding a panic button that will alert authorities if a user feels unsafe on a date. The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder’s parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge and Match.com later this year. Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features.

Need 2 Know: Lockdown Expands, Credit Score…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Friday, January 24, 2020.

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion…

Two people were killed after a massive explosion at a Houston industrial company

Protesters fear rising costs if firm buys dot-org…

Activists have protested the planned sale of dot-org online universe to an investment firm because they fear costs would soar

Who's Buying Social Media Impeachment Ads During…

Republicans aren't shy about mentioning impeachment in their ads — it's led to huge returns. Democrats haven't invoked it as heavily.

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Goldman Sachs to Require Board Diversity for…

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said that starting July 1 that the financial firm will not be aiding firms that wish to go public if they lack at least one diverse board candidate with a focus on women.

Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your…

California is trying a new strategy to cut into the state's huge illegal marijuana market

STORY REMOVED: US--3D Guns-Lawsuit

Please disregard US--3D Guns-Lawsuit, published on January 23, 2020, and datelined in SEATTLE

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019…

Two things helped drive Netflix's 2019 growth: new international members and strong original content.

Flutterwave CEO Says $35M Fundraise Will Aid…

The payment technology firm, which helps merchants and consumers process transactions online and at the point-of-sale, is banking on Africa's youth demographic to drive growth.

Trump ups mileage proposal, but it's well below…

The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain that it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the requirements set under the Obama administration

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Questions linger over investigation into Jeff…

Cybersecurity experts say there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's phone was likely hacked after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Extradition Trial For Huawei Chief Financial…

To extradite Meng Wanzhou, a judge has to rule that the crimes the U.S. has accused her of are also crimes in Canada.