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Uber accused of missing driver's criminal record in alleged sexual assault

A lawsuit charging the ride-hailing company with negligence says a background check didn't go back far enough to find an assault conviction.

By January 21, 2016

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Google search reveals Indian prime minister among 'top 10 criminals'

Technically Incorrect: Search for "top 10 criminals" and you'll find Indian leader Narendra Modi, as well as George W Bush. Are machines not as clever as we think?

By June 7, 2015

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Juror fined for Facebook posts about criminal court case

Technically Incorrect: A New York juror seems to not know the rules, which results in a mistrial and a $1,000 fine for her.

By November 4, 2015

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Uber background checks missed drivers' criminal records, prosecutors say

Among the drivers in Uber's service were a convicted murderer and a felon convicted of sex offenses against a minor, prosecutors charge.

By August 19, 2015

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Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says Houston

After a passenger was allegedly raped by her Uber driver, the Texas city threatens to shut down the ride-hailing service. Uber says it will comply with the city's rules.

By April 17, 2015

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Rapes tied to online dating on the rise

Attackers put victims at ease by establishing a relationship online before meeting, according to a new report from the UK.

By February 8, 2016

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Julian Assange, facing arrest, calls UN ruling 'vindication'

The WikiLeaks founder must still decide whether to walk out of his London refuge and into the hands of the police.

By February 5, 2016

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Pacific Grim: How the controversial TPP signed away your digital rights

After years of negotiation, the 12 countries behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership have finally signed off on a trade deal worth almost half the world's GDP. So how did we get here? And what exactly have we walked into?

By February 3, 2016

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Dad who confiscated daughter's iPhone acquitted on theft charge

Technically Incorrect: A Texas father appears in court for taking away his 12-year-old's phone. He says he was merely trying to discipline her.

By February 1, 2016

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At Super Bowl 50, fan safety starts with super-snoopy tech

The big game and all its festivities get sweeping protection, from bomb-destroying robots to software that crunches social media looking for threats.

By February 2, 2016