Students and parents file lawsuit in college admissions scam asking for application fees back
- The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in the Northern District of California, accuses William "Rick" Singer of carrying out a criminal scheme that helped less-qualified students gain admission into these universities.
- The lawsuit also accuses the universities involved in the case of negligence for failing to maintain protocols and security measures to prevent such fraud.
- Fifty people, including 33 parents, were arrested and accused of conspiracy in a case in which the parents allegedly used their wealth to cheat on standardized tests and bribe college coaches.
- The lawsuit filed last week specifically targets Singer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.
- In the criminal case, these universities are considered to be the victims of the fraud conspiracy.
How to pair a Samsung Galaxy S10 with Galaxy Buds or any other Bluetooth headphones
- There was definitely a time in technology history when connecting devices — even ones advertised as "plug and play" — was convoluted, time-consuming, and frustrating.
- Thankfully, those days are pretty much over, at least for the newest generation of mobile gadgets.
- Connecting Galaxy Buds to your Galaxy S10 is a seamlessly simple experience.
- And if you want to connect other wireless earbuds to your phone, you can also do that easily.
- You can pair your Galaxy S10 with other wireless earbuds, including Apple AirPods, though the process is slightly less automated.
- If you have trouble getting your Galaxy Buds to pair using the automatic process, you can still pair them by following the steps for other wireless earbuds.
YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children
- YouTube’s ongoing problems surrounding content that involves children has led to an investigation from the federal government, according to a new Washington Post report.
- A YouTube spokesperson told The New York Times earlier this month that doing so would hurt creators.
- Bloomberg’s report cited internal sources at YouTube who suggested that children “tend to shift over to YouTube’s main site before they hit 13.” Even though the app sees more than 20 million people a week, a company spokesperson told Bloomberg, that’s just a fraction of the number of views popular kids channels are getting on the main site.
- Kids are often incorporated into family vlogging, a quickly growing sector; they star in their own channels unboxing toys or playing with friends; many even partner with popular vloggers — top creator Jake Paul often collaborates with a four-year-old named Tydus for his videos.
No-deal Brexit uncertainty forces UK producers to plan factory shutdowns
- Business Insider reported in April that UK companies were struggling to find warehouse space to stockpile goods in preparation for an October no-deal due to warehouses already being booked up to prepare for the Christmas period.
- Much of the warehouse space previously allocated to cope with a no-deal Brexit at the end of March, is now unavailable for a no-deal exit on October 31, with much of it booked up to three years in advance.
- One business leader familiar with the no-deal plans of British retailers said that one major food company had used warehouses to stockpile around 24,000 pallets of stock in the run-up to a potential no-deal exit in the spring.
- They told Business Insider that warehousing space is "at maximum capacity over Christmas in any normal year," and that the risk of a no-deal Brexit in October was creating demand for additional space which does not exist.
That viral photo of the Hong Kong protests is not what it seems
- The problem is that the image was heavily edited -- cropped and mirrored -- to multiply the size of the crowd and make it look perfectly symmetrical.
- It's also mislabeled, as the original photo was taken a week earlier at another anti-extradition rally.
- The image is the first result of a Twitter search for "Hong Kong protests," with more than 28,000 likes and 8,000 retweets.
- It's also been reposted on Instagram by people including Nathan Law, founding chair of the pro-democracy group, Demosisto.
- Lui cropped the original picture, which he shared June 10 on Instagram, and reflected it using Photoshop, he confirmed to CNN.
- He took the original shot, which shows a sea of protesters on Hennessey Road, on June 9 from a building "opposite Hysan mall and beside Sogo," he said.
How to create a custom timeline in Google Docs using the 'Drawing' tool, for work presentations and more
- If you need to make a timeline graphic for a work or school presentation, but you don't want to download anything or pay to create it, you're in luck: There is a way to use Google Docs to get it done.
- Creating a timeline from scratch will require a bit of time and effort on your end (so if you think you may need it again, saving a plain version of your timeline can save time later on).
- And in case you're worried about having level lines, don't: The "Drawing" tool on Google Docs provides a lot of support in that respect, including guidelines that help ensure everything is properly spaced out.
- You can also insert photos into your timeline by clicking the "Picture" tool and uploading your photo or artwork.
- Get the latest Google stock price here.
The State Department says there hasn't actually been an 'uptick' in US citizen deaths in the Dominican Republic
- The US State Department said that the number of US tourists who have died in the Dominican Republic this year is normal compared to previous years.
- While non-natural deaths like homicides, suicides, and accidents are posted on the US State Department's website, natural deaths — like heart attacks and deaths from pulmonary edemas — are not published.
- So far this year at least eight US tourists have died from heart attacks, pulmonary edemas, or other apparent natural causes while staying at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican.
- The deaths have caused concern among people planning trips to the Dominican Republic, and led many to come forward to say they fell ill or were poisoned at resorts while in the country.
- Last year, the US State Department reported that 13 US citizens died of non-natural causes in the Dominican Republic.
Another Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Popular Blood Pressure Medication
- For the fourth time in the past year, a widely used blood pressure medication is under review amid concerns it could contain chemicals that have been found to cause cancer.
- Valisure, an online pharmacy licensed in 37 states, has alerted the Food and Drug Administration of high levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in valsartan, which is produced by several pharmaceutical companies and often combined with other medicines into a single pill.
- The pharmacy is asking a recall for the pills and requesting the FDA revise its acceptable intake levels of DMF from the current level of 8,800,000 nanograms to under 1,000 nanograms.
- Valisure says it found excessive DMF levels in valsartan products from six companies.
- Blood pressure medications have been put under increasing scrutiny of late, with several recalls in the past year.
Only 72 hours left to save big on passes to Disrupt SF 2019
- That’s how much time remains on super-early-bird pricing for passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019, which takes place October 2-4.
- If you plan to attend TechCrunch’s flagship event dedicated to bold, early-stage startuppers — and why wouldn’t you — you have until June 21 at 11:59 p.m.
- One of the government’s most experienced cybersecurity civil servants, Manfra currently leads the effort to protect and strengthen our nation’s vital infrastructure, including the power grid and water supplies.
- You’ll find hundreds of outstanding early-stage startups pushing tech boundaries and creating the future today.
- You also get three complimentary passes and VIP treatment with plenty of VC and media exposure — including a live interview with a TechCrunch editor on the Showcase Stage.
- Disrupt SF 2019 takes place October 2-4, and your chance to snag the best price on passes disappears in just three short days.
The US Navy says it found fragments of a mine on an oil tanker that look 'strikingly' like Iran's mines
- FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - The US Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet it said it had removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones.
- The US military previously released images it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous, which was hit by explosions along with the Norwegian-owned Front Altair ship on June 13.
- Washington and Riyadh have publicly blamed Iran for last week's attack and the sabotaging last month of four ships, including two Saudi tankers, off Fujairah, a major bunkering hub.
- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington would maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region but does not want the confrontation with Tehran to escalate.