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    Dartmouth Medical School has accused 17 students of cheating while taking tests online. Seven of the cases have already been dismissed after the school admitted the students might not have cheated at all. In the past year, many students have had to take exams remotely, as in-person classes have been canceled due to rules implemented in response to the Chinese...
    Dartmouth College has accused 17 medical students of cheating in remote exams after tracking their online activity without their knowledge. The prestigious Ivy League college used its Canvas learning management system to conduct an audit of student's use of electronic devices after receiving a complaint of possible cheating from a faculty member. Canvas is an online platform for teaching and...
    Disney has announced it will close “at least sixty” stores in North America this year to focus on its online sales activities. The closures will only be a first step, with the world’s number one hobbyist emphasizing in a press release that it wants to “significantly reduce its physical facilities” to promote e-commerce. “Consumer behavior has shifted to online shopping,...
    INVISIBLE tracking pixels in standard emails many of us receive everyday have been blasted as a "grotesque invasion of privacy". Many large brands are known to use the trackers that blend into emails so you don't even notice them. 2It can be impossible to spot a 'spy pixel' in an emailCredit: PA:Press Association A BBC investigation asked messaging service Hey's to...
    While playing with friends is a lot of fun. Sometimes we simply want to turn on the console and enjoy a while playing without being disturbed. For this we will have to configure our profile to appear offline on Nintendo Switch. And we can’t deny it, Switch has the best games and they are highly entertaining. But when we get...
    NASCAR driver Kyle Larson’s spotter Chris Monez has been let go by Hendrick Motorsports four days after his past social media activity came under fire online. Larson raced for Ganassi Motorsports in 2020 before he was suspended for using a racial slur during an online sumulation race. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images) Monez, who was Ty Dillon’s spotter in 2020 and...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A 42-year-old man is under arrest in Fort Collins and charged with sexually assaulting a young teen. Police sent out a news release on Wednesday morning saying Nathaniel Strauss is a registered sex offender and that they are concerned there may be more than one victim in the case. Nathaniel Strauss (credit: Larimer County) Strauss...
    ROME—The first Western COVID-19 vaccines have only been in circulation for 10 days and the scammers of the Internet underworld are already cashing in. Both Interpol and Europol issued warnings of a coming onslaught of underworld activity as criminals look to exploit the global pandemic paranoia. There are already doses for sale on the dark web for between $250 and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Robert Jesus Blancas, linked to the so-called “boogaloo” movement, was charged Thursday with allegedly enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, federal prosecutors said. Blancas, who is also known as “Orgotloth” and “MuskOx,” is a transient from the Bay Area. A search of his electronic devices revealed not only evidence of his association with...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s not easy keeping kids active during the pandemic. Distance learning has many in front of a screen for hours every day. That’s why physical education class couldn’t be more critical. So when the pandemic shut things down, Sammie Clevenger stepped things up. Clevenger is a PE teacher at John Cabrillo Elementary School in Sacramento.  She decided...
    Richard 'Rich' Barton, co-founder and CEO of Zillow Inc.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Zillow shares climbed more than 8% in extended trading on Thursday after the digital real estate company reported third-quarter estimates that blew past analysts estimates and offered a better-than-expected forecast for the fourth quarter. A combination of record low mortgage rates and a pandemic-related trend...
    Kylie Jenner's influencer status cannot be understated. The 23-year-old posted a message on social media to her nearly 200 million followers instructing them to vote and stay informed about the 2020 presidential election. The makeup mogul posted a link on Monday to Vote.org and the use of the site's voter registration and verification tool increased 80% increase, a spokesperson for the site confirmed...
    COVID, hurricanes, wildfires, politics: 2020 is an American nightmare thats wearing us out Restaurants need to brace for 18 more months of extreme challenges — and the election is about to make things worse Apps are tracking WhatsApp users online activity, including whom theyre likely talking to and when theyre sleeping Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — A warning from Anne Arundel County police urges parents to monitor their children’s online activity and use of social media. Police were called to a house Wednesday for a five-year-old child who had several apps on their cell phone, asking the child to take naked pictures of themselves and siblings while in the bathtub....
    By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Rights groups have asked Uganda to reverse a move that requires some social media users to get a license and pay fees, saying the move is aimed at censoring content critical of the government ahead of a presidential election. In the election due around February, President Yoweri Museveni, 75, and Africa's third longest-ruling leader,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As children spend more time online for remote learning the FBI says the potential for child cybercrimes could be even greater this school year.Cyber experts say the increase in online activity is an opportunity for child predators.FBI Supervisory Special Agent Wesley Tagtmeyer said criminals will likely try to capitalize on the pandemic and start relationships with kids...
    (CNN Business)Facebook said it was investigating online activity surrounding Tuesday night's shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A Facebook (FB) group using the name "Kenosha Guard" promoted an event for last night titled "Armed Citizens to Protect Our Lives and Property."The event had more than 2,600 responses. Facebook has removed the event and Kenosha Guard's page from its platform, the company said....
    Perhaps the busiest federal agency during the coronavirus pandemic has been the Federal Trade Commission, which has been getting a huge increase of complaints from irate consumers all across the U.S. In Maryland and Virginia, the number of complaints received in July were up more than 135% compared with March. In D.C., the number was up nearly 110%, according to...
    Online fraud is surging as more people stay at home and online activity increases. Here are five things about online fraud you probably didn’t know. With COVID-19 lockdowns, there have been “significant spikes in fraud attempts” compared to 2019, cybersecurity firm Arkose Labs said in its Fraud and Abuse Report covering the first half of this year. The report noted...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore office is reporting a rise in shopping scams linked to fraudulent websites and social media. The FBI received a number of complaints from victims who said they didn’t receive an item they bought from websites officer low prices on items like as gym equipment, small appliances, tools and furniture. Victims said...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Manhattan Toy Company has recalled about 22,100 of its “Manhattan Ball” teething toys sold exclusively at Target due to a choking hazard. The toy’s plastic tubes can detach from the center ball and release the small silicone teethers threaded on the tubes, posing a threat. Manhattan Toy at 800-541-1345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....
    The Department of Justice is pushing Congress to pass new legislation that would hold Facebook, Twitter and other tech behemoths accountable for what is posted on their platforms – a move that if passed would roll back protections Silicon Valley has had for decades. The Justice Department’s proposals, unveiled Wednesday afternoon, want online platforms to better police their sites for...
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