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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Who’s really taking you for an Uber ride?

Published December 22, 2014 on CNET News
After an Uber driver allegedly rapes a woman in Boston, the ride-sharing service’s background checks come under scrutiny.

How risky is your Uber ride? Maybe more than you think

Published October 8, 2014 on CNET News
When you agree to Uber’s terms and conditions, you basically sign your life away, consumer advocates say. So then, what happens when a driver hits you on the head with a hammer, as one passenger claims?

The ‘sharing’ economy’s hidden toll on San Francisco

Published August 20, 2014 on CNET News
Under the guise of “sharing,” companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they’re providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground.

How Israel and Hamas weaponized social media

Published January 13, 2014 on CNET News
More militaries and armed groups are using social media as a weapon of war — but when ground skirmishes are mirrored by cyber-social battles, managing the message can get messy.

Now you’re a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Published September 25, 2013 on CNET News
Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point’s computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.