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Ubers Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into flouting local labor laws and taxi rules has made it a favorite target for law enforcement agencies around the world. That’s where this remote system, called Ripley, comes in. From spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber routinely used Ripley to thwart police raids in foreign countries, say three people with knowledge of the system. Allusions to its nature can be found in a smattering of court filings, but its details, scope, and origin haven’t been previously reported.…

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Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages Americas economic future

More posts by this contributor: The need for algorithmic accountability Unscaling politics Pullingoutof the Parisagreementon climate change will become one of the greatest economic blunders by a U.S. president in our lifetimes. People can disagree about the scientific premise behind climate change, butits an inescapable fact thatthe world is driving ahead to replace carbon energy with clean energy anyway. That makes advanced energy technologies one of the biggest business opportunities of the next couple of decades.The companies and nations that take the lead will become the nexteconomic superpowers. President Trump said…

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Gare du Nord evacuated in Paris after security concerns

Police were reportedly looking for three men thought to be dangerous, following similar sightings in Bordeaux and Marseille The Gare du Nord, one of Paris main transport hubs, was evacuated on Monday night as police carried out a security operation. Footage posted on social media showed a large police presence around the station and local media reported that officers were looking for three men who were thought to be dangerous. Prfecture de police (@prefpolice) May 8, 2017 French police tweeted on Monday night that they were carrying out checks. According…

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