Tesla Sentry Mode leads to another arrest, says police – Electrek

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Building on its previously released dashcam feature, Tesla enabled the use of more cameras around the vehicle and activated a “stand-by” parking mode.

The feature became Sentry Mode, which also includes an alarm and notification system to deter thieves even more — efficiently creating a system to watch over Tesla vehicles when their owners are not around.

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Last month, a woman was reportedly arrested for keying a Tesla after the incident was captured with Sentry mode.

Tesla Sentry mode caught another act of vandalism on a Tesla and the video become extremely popular — forcing the two vandals to turn themselves in.

We also recently reported on Tesla Sentry Mode capturing crazier and crazier things.

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The benefits of 21st-century word processing tools for lawyers–ABA Journal

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For many years, word processing tools were premises-based, and there were very few options. Most firms used either WordPerfect or Microsoft Word. Over time, Word began to dominate, in large part because it was the preferred tool in other industries.

Then, with the emergence of cloud computing tools a little over a decade ago, things began to change. Affordable–and sometimes even free–word processing tools are now available that are accessible online, providing much-needed mobility and flexibility. Lawyers can log on from any internet-enabled device and access their word processing software in the cloud. And using that software, they can create documents that can be stored online in one convenient location.

Even better–there are collaboration tools built right into the software, allowing lawyers to work together in real time. These online collaboration features make it easier than ever to streamline the document creation process, saving both time and money.

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Cashless stores are the hot new thing. Now politicians are stepping in – CNET

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Cashless stores and events are just starting to crop up in the retail landscape with much hoopla — consider the splashy launches of Amazon Go stores —  but they’re already running into hurdles from legislators in cities and states around the countryThese governments are concerned that what some see as technological innovation could actually widen societal gaps between those who have access to financial services and those who don’t.
 
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First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records — Krebs on Security

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The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records — including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images — were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser.
 
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Many of the exposed files are records of wire transactions with bank account numbers and other information from home or property buyers and sellers. 
 
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Kentucky Noah’s Ark attraction sues over flood damage–AP

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky’s Noah’s ark attraction are demanding their insurance company rescue them from flooding that caused nearly $1 million in property damages.

The Ark Encounter says in a federal lawsuit that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road. The Courier Journal reports the attraction’s insurance carriers refused to cover damages.

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5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos | WIRED

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IF YOU HAD a choice between a better, faster cell phone signal and an accurate weather forecast, which would you pick? That’s the question facing federal officials as they decide whether to auction off more of the wireless spectrum or heed meteorologists who say that such a move could throw US weather forecasting into chaos.

On Capitol Hill Thursday, NOAA’s acting chief, Neil Jacobs, said that interference from 5G wireless phones could reduce the accuracy of forecasts by 30 percent. That’s equivalent, he said, to the quality of weather predictions four decades ago. “If you look back in time to see when our forecast scale was roughly 30 percent less than today, it was 1980,” Jacobs told the House Subcommittee on the Environment.

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Court rules NY farm workers have right to organize – Times Union

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ALBANY — Farm workers in New York have the right to organize and collectively bargain, according to a state appeals court’s Thursday ruling that said an exclusion for farm workers in state labor law is unconstitutional.

The opinion from the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court sided with the legal argument of labor advocates who say farm workers in New York have those rights.

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Judge refuses to block subpoena for Trump’s accounting records–ABA Journal

 
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A federal judge has refused to block a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for eight years of financial records from the accounting firm for President Donald Trump.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House committee, last month.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of Washington, D.C., said Congress had sufficient justification to seek the records from Mazars USA, report the New York TimesPolitico, the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, the Washington Post and the National Law Journal. The decision, filed Monday, is here.

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NYC’s Plan To Close Rikers Undermined By ‘Lock Everybody Up’ Parole Enforcement, Sources Say: Gothamist

 
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New York City’s plan to close Rikers Island has hit a snag: New York State’s parole system, which sends more people back to prison for petty parole violations than nearly every other state in the country.The plan to close the infamous jail hinges on reducing its population to under 5,000 people, a number that could fit into four new jails to be built near courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Since Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the move two years ago, the city has made steady progress, slashing Rikers’ average daily population from 9,400 to around 7,000.

But the number of people jailed on Rikers for violating the terms of their New York State parole is going up, according to the Mayor’s Office.

Many of these are technical violators, not jailed for new crimes but for allegedly violating parole supervision rules, such as staying out past curfew, missing an appointment, absconding, smoking marijuana and even informal rules that parole officers sometimes just make up.

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How to transfer Outlook stuff at work to personal account? – Forums – CNET

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I am going to be retiring soon (shhhh… my boss doesn’t know yet) [and] over the last 27 years I’ve built up quite an address book! And a few emails which currently reside within the Microsoft Outlook platform. I would like to transfer this to a personal system (address book, calendar, and email) and like many people I do have a Gmail account but not sure whether that is best and if so how to go about doing that. Thanks!
 
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