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Month: November 2014

Kim Kardashian’s Weird Way to Get Baby North to Sleep
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Kim Kardashian’s Weird Way to Get Baby North to Sleep

Even though she can afford a squad of elite nannies and an army of caretakers, socialite Kim Kardashian likes to have a more personal touch when it comes to parenting, preferring to take care of her first born daughter North herself. Though she may be new at the whole "mom" thing, Kardashian is learning the ropes rather quickly, it seems, and even has a neat little trick to conk baby North out when she needs to go to sleep. "[I give her] a bottle at night with some cereal in it," explained Kardashian. "I put in the milk, and then the rice cereal, and then you have to cut the nipple a little bit more to let it pass through, and it fills North's tummy and she'll pass out." Though the technique might seem unorthodox to say the least (and perhaps downright weird to say the most) it actually ...
Experts Weigh In on How Homeowners Can Avoid Costly Contractor Fraud
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Experts Weigh In on How Homeowners Can Avoid Costly Contractor Fraud

Getting ripped off is a homeowner's nightmare, especially when it comes to home improvements. And that's exactly what happened for residents in Knox and Hancock counties in Illinois, where several individuals say they were the victims of a scheme by fraudulent garage builders. According to investigators in the area, homeowners met with the owners of Sturdy Building, based in Moulton, Iowa. The contractors told the homeowners they would perform work for them, but only after they signed a contract and put down 20% of the costs up front. The Knox County Sheriff's Office released a statement explaining the scheme. "The work is never started or completed," they said, "and the suspects keep the 20% down payment." Sturdy Building, owned by Jeremy and Amanda Lawson, received a Better Business B...
Facebook Security Chief Puts U.S. DEA In Line and Orders All Impersonated Accounts To Be Deleted
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Facebook Security Chief Puts U.S. DEA In Line and Orders All Impersonated Accounts To Be Deleted

Most Americans have been raised to believe that U.S. law enforcement organizations are on their side, and that government agencies exist to protect them. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is no exception to this assumption. It exists to protect innocent citizens from injuries caused by illegal drug use, and DEA agents are given a fair amount of leverage, as far as privacy policies go, in order to track down criminals. But when news leaked that the DEA had been impersonating a real woman on Facebook -- had been communicating with Sondra Arquiett's friends and pretending to be her, and had hacked into her phone for her private photos, which were posted on the fake profile -- Americans were outraged. It's a well-known fact that social media platforms are breeding grounds for fake profil...
Implementation of Police Body Cameras on the Rise After Ferguson Shooting
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Implementation of Police Body Cameras on the Rise After Ferguson Shooting

The purchase of police body cameras has been on the rise since the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Black by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The August 9th shooting, which sparked controversy among local residents and people nationwide, is prompting local police agencies across the country to arm their officers with body cameras in hopes of providing clear video evidence of the encounters that take place between police officers and civilians. Since the increase in police body cameras has been sudden, it has many people wondering about the guidelines for proper recording and storage of videos. While many agencies have taken a thoughtful approach to body camera implementation, others are hastily equipping their officers without giving much though to privacy issues. "You...
Used Car Chain Refuses to Sell Vehicles Affected By Recent Air Bag Recall
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Used Car Chain Refuses to Sell Vehicles Affected By Recent Air Bag Recall

After car companies recalled more than 12 million cars in October due to potentially dangerous air bags, many consumers and retailers have expressed concern at the confusing nature of the situation. Notably, the United States government has yet to issue a statement, despite the fact that there may be as many as 25 million faulty vehicles in the U.S. alone. However, one of the largest used car dealership chains in the nation is taking a stand: the CEO of AutoNation has announced that the company will not be selling cars included in the recall. The recall targets millions of vehicles in the U.S., Europe and Asia that use airbags made by the Takata Corporation, an auto-parts company based in Japan. The faulty airbags reportedly explode with unusually powerful force when their chemicals are t...