Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill ‘dangerous’ items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)

Fred Greaves/Reuters Amazon announced it will introduce a new fee for sellers using its Fulfillment by Amazon program and who want to store and fulfill “dangerous” items like aerosols and lithium-ion batteries. The fees are a step higher than those charged to store and fulfill other kinds of items. The new fees come after a […]

New York’s new $4 billion bridge is reportedly plagued by dozens of failing bolts and a simmering cover-up scandal

AP Photo/Seth Wenig A whistleblower says engineers have secretly replaced bolts on New York‘s new Mario Cuomo bridge to hide the faults from inspectors, NBC4NY reported Wednesday.  The state’s attorney general is investing the 60 failed bolts (out of more than a million on the entire bridge.) The Mario Cuomo Bridge, which cost $ 3.98 […]

More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfolded

Associated Press/Rafael Yaghobzadeh Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, in what quickly devolved into violent clashes with police. The demonstrators began by protesting a planned fuel tax hike weeks ago, but participants have continued even after the French government canceled the increase. The protesters continue to be outraged over French […]

Dozens of prominent activists have been held for months in Saudi Arabia without charge — and the spotlight on the Kingdom’s human rights record is stronger than ever

Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under intense scrutiny in recent months.  Earlier this year, the country detained dozens of prominent women’s rights activists — most without access to communication and many who were never formally charged with a crime.  Award-winning campaigner Samar Badawi was arrested in August, which sparked a massive feud between […]

YouTube Offering ‘The Terminator’, ‘Rocky’ and Dozens More Movies For Free (With Ads)

Maybe you’re familiar with this scenario: you really want to see a certain movie, but it’s not streaming anywhere online. You just paid rent, so you can’t afford to buy it right now. Maybe, in a moment of desperation, you turn to YouTube to see if a version has been uploaded there. It’s not your […]

Dozens of ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Hidden Ghosts Busted In New Video

Mike Flanagan‘s wonderful Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House has plenty of ghosts front-and-center. But there are even more specters hidden in the background. Flanagan has confirmed that there are hidden ghosts in almost every single episode of the series, and now, a video put together by IMDb has managed to spot 43 of them. You […]

At least 6 are dead and dozens are trapped as a strong typhoon batters the Philippines

NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images At least six people are dead and dozens are trapped as powerful Typhoon Yutu struck the northern Philippines on Tuesday.  Landslides across the region triggered by heavy rains blocked roads, challenging search and rescue missions. Over 10,000 people from vulnerable villages have been moved to emergency shelters in several northern provinces.  The […]

2019 Subaru BRZ’s ‘Series.Gray’ Treatment Could Lead to Dozens of New Sales

Outside of the addition of extra horsepower, it doesn’t seem like anything’s capable of turning the Subaru BRZ and its Toyota 86 twin into sales powerhouses. Even the power hypothesis is debatable. Instead, the two rear-drive 2+2s soldier on into 2019 with minor equipment changes, plus the addition of an annoyingly-named Series.Gray variant for the […]

‘You can’t even see the sky’: Suspected gas explosions in Boston damage dozens of homes

WHDH 7 News A series of suspected gas explosions damaged over a dozen homes in Boston on Thursday. Methuen Police chief Joseph Solomon says there are so many fires “you can’t even see the sky.” It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries. LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to what […]

Dozens of iOS apps surreptitiously share user location data with tracking firms

Enlarge (credit: Mongkol Chuewong, GettyImages) During preparation for a workshop at DEF CON in August on locating privacy leaks in network traffic, we discovered a number of applications on both iOS and Android that were broadcasting precise location data back to the applications’ developers—in some cases in unencrypted formats. Research released late Friday by Sudo […]