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Cars with high-tech emergency brakes still hit a child-size dummies in 89% of street-crossing tests, a new study has found

Volvo via YouTube Pedestrian detection systems do little to protect the people they detect, new data from AAA shows. In tests on four new vehicles, researchers found that a crash is avoided less than half of the time. For children, the results are even more dire, with 89% of crashes …

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The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower explains how the firm used Facebook data to sway elections

Business Insider The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie revealed how the firm targeted users on Facebook with political advertising. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz‘s campaigns paid over $5 million each to the firm, Wylie wrote. Cambridge Analytica targeted users that were “more prone to impulsive anger or conspiratorial thinking than …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s close ties with Donald Trump may explain why the company spends less on lobbying than other tech giants

AP Even though Apple has spent less on lobbying than the other tech giants, CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal‘s Tripp Mickle reports. Since 2017, Apple has spent nearly $18 million on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In …

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Police are investigating the death of Bee Love Slater, which marked the 18th killing of a trans person in the US this year

Getty Images Bee Love Slater, a 23-year-old transgender woman, was found burned beyond recognition in a car on September 4. Slater’s death marked the 18th transgender person killed in the US this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Just two days before Slater was found dead, Bailey Reeves, a …

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The Sacklers tentatively agreed to pay $3 billion out of their pockets and dissolve Purdue Pharma to settle thousands of opioid lawsuits

In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma.Jessica Hill, File/AP Photo The Sacklers – one of America’s most controversial families – have tentatively agreed to pay out …

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