Saturday, April 21, 2018

What's the most expensive cost U.S. drivers faced last year?

While motorists shell out for fuel, insurance, maintenance, traffic congestion and lost productivity, their top cost in 2017 was parking-related expenses, a new study by INRIX says. U.S. drivers on average spent more than $3,000 on parking expenses last year.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Groups Allege YouTube Is Violating Law That Protects Kids

In complaint to the FTC, child-health, privacy, and consumer groups say YouTube is targeting kids improperly.

Via:: Wired News


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's leaving Facebook

Tech pioneer says Facebook ‘brought me more negatives than positives’ and says Apple, which he founded with Steve Jobs, ‘has more secure ways to share things about yourself.’ Wozniak’s departure marks the latest in back-and-forth criticism by rival tech leaders.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Can Facebook fix itself? Sen. John Kennedy has doubts ahead of Mark Zuckerberg testimony

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said privacy failures and the spread of “fake news” and ads may be too big for Facebook to fix on its own.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans hyperloop high-speed acceleration and braking test

A passenger pod would try to reach half the speed of sound,roughly 381 miles an hour, and then brake in less than a mile, Musk tweeted in the tech billionaire’s latest update. The announcement came as competitors, including British tycoon Richard Branson, pursue rival hyperloop plans.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Russia investigation: What's next for congressional probes?

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans a series of reports from its Russia probe, and the Judiciary panel will release testimony by Donald Trump Jr.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


FlyNYON Helicopter Crash: Inside the Safety Issues of the Fatal Flight

I was a passenger onboard a companion flight on March 11. Locked to the downed craft, the victims didn’t stand a chance.

Via:: Wired News


The Backlash Over Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Conservative Content Tops This Week’s Internet News

Last week social media spent an awful lot of time talking about old media. Twist!

Via:: Wired News


The Facebook Debacle Proves It’s High Time for Stronger Privacy Laws

Opinion: The Cambridge Analytica scandal makes it clear: The US needs to pass a privacy law that gives consumers the protections they deserve.

Via:: Wired News


How safe should we expect self-driving cars to be?

The essential question is whether self-driving cars can be expected to completely avoid fatalities or whether it’s good enough that they reduce them.

Via:: USA Today Tech News

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