Getting pulled over by the police can ruin your day. Sometimes a friendly driver might flash their lights at you to warn you of an upcoming speed trap.
Popular navigation apps like Waze (iOS, Android) or Coyote (iOS, Android) let drivers warn each other about accidents, traffic, and the like. French motorists are using the apps to share police roadside check locations, according to Le Parisien.
French police said that exposing police locations undermines counter-terrorism operations,... Read More »
Traveling in a country where you're unfamiliar with the language can be stressful. If you're in that country during an emergency situation, the stress can quickly turn to panic.
When the user presses the app's SOS button, they can qualify what type of emergency is happening, whether... Read More »
A bungled Israeli special forces raid in Gaza sparked a two-day bombing streak from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups. An Egyptian-mediated agreement stopped the rain of 400 rockets and mortar on Tuesday.
The Red Alert app (iOS, Android) was developed in response to the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, also known as Operation Protective Edge. The app provides real-time notifications when missiles or rockets are fired into Israel.
The app is designed to give Israelis in the affected... Read More »
While sexual assault and harassment is a problem almost everywhere, women in developing countries can face more danger. In India, for example, a rape occurs every 20 minutes, and incidents have climbed more than 80 percent between 2007 and 2016.
When women submit their abuse reports to Safecity, the data helps... Read More »
Not being able to find your car in a parking lot is frustrating. Having your car towed is exasperating. But having your car stolen is terrifying.
Tiashona Sims' vehicle was stolen in Indiana while her two young cousins were still inside. Sims had left her car running while she went into the grocery store. When she came back out, the car was gone, according to News 8.
Monitoring your home is important, but not everyone can afford the high prices of security software. Between the physical devices you have to install to the monthly subscription to keep it running, it can make a dent in your budget.
Simply install Manything onto your current device and your old... Read More »
You click the close button for a popup ad on a website. Instead of disappearing, the popup triggers another page that doesn't quite look legitimate. We've all run into this and similar types of deceptive experiences on the Internet. Now, Google is trying to clamp down on the websites responsible for this behavior.
For kids, Halloween is probably the best day of the year after Christmas and their birthday. Getting to dress up, fill up a sack of free candy, and watching scary movies is tops.
The spookiest day of the year can be a bit more stressful for parents. Getting costumes together, checking movie ratings, warning about the nightmares said movies will cause, and walking the neighborhoods as your child races from house to house can make any parent nervous.
Most kids that trick-or-treat... Read More »
A new report from the Financial Times might make you second guess granting permissions to your Android apps. The report said that 88 percent of free apps on Google Play share the user's data with Google. The company can, of course, use the data for targeted online advertising and generating revenue from your data, as Gadgets 360 noted.
The Financial Times said that user data could potentially be shared without user knowledge, not only with Google but with other... Read More »
Instances of gun violence in and around schools date back to the 1800s. One of the most infamous school shootings was at Columbine High School in 1999.
And with the passage of time, gun violence in schools has only increased, with the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spurring a nationwide "Never Again" movement for firearm reform led by students.