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911 Calls & Facetime

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The Douglas County Georgia Emergency 911 Center is the latest department using technology that’s like FaceTime for 911 dispatchers, and the company behind it says the lifesaving tool is long overdue.

Seconds count in any emergency and one of the hardest parts of the job for dispatchers is pinpointing a caller’s exact location for first responders.

The technology helps 911 dispatchers immediately locate where an emergency is unfolding, but that’s not all.

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Some Getting paid For Those Annoying Robo Calls

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There is a way you can make up to $1,500 for certain robocalls you get on your cell phone. You’re entitled to that money under federal law.

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Best Places for Women Entrepreneurs

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Top Places for Women Entrepreneurs

Rank Metro Final Score Business Income for Women Compared to Women’s Earnings in Metro Women in Business % of Businesses Owned by Women
Median Average Median Average % of Women Workers Who Are Self-Employed % of Self-Employed Women Who Are Incorporated Self-Employed Incorporated
1 San Francisco 80.5 $10,378 $31,880 17.6% 41.8% 10.6% 20.8% 41.7% 32.1%
2 Austin, Texas 72.2 $8,262 $25,345 19.6% 48.1% 9.0% 24.9% 38.6% 30.1%
3 San Jose, Calif. 67 $7,657 $30,334 12.6% 38.8% 8.3% 22.7% 41.1% 32.2%
4 Memphis, Tenn. 65 $9,068 $20,399 24.9% 45.5% 5.6% 27.0% 35.1% 29.8%
5 Nashville, Tenn. 64.8 $8,866 $23,373 22.9% 49.0% 7.1% 20.1% 34.9% 27.4%
6 Los Angeles 63.7 $7,758 $20,945 18.6% 37.4% 10.9% 24.8% 37.9% 30.7%
7 San Diego 63.6 $8,060 $20,949 18.5% 37.8% 10.0% 24.2% 39.3% 30.2%
8 Sacramento, Calif. 61.6 $7,053 $23,596 15.0% 41.0% 8.4% 21.1% 39.1% 31.9%
9 Seattle 57.6 $4,534 $22,713 9.2% 37.0% 8.6% 30.6% 42.1% 32.7%
10 Cincinnati 56.9 $7,556 $21,432 18.6% 42.2% 5.4% 29.1% 35.4% 28.5%
11 Raleigh, N.C. 56.3 $3,526 $23,664 8.1% 44.0% 7.4% 36.7% 38.4% 31.4%
12 Boston 54.7 $8,060 $22,574 15.3% 33.8% 7.0% 24.3% 39.0% 28.3%
13 Las Vegas 54.3 $5,037 $17,566 13.8% 38.5% 6.6% 30.6% 39.6% 33.4%
14 Washington 53.4 $5,037 $23,448 8.6% 32.7% 7.2% 31.3% 41.4% 32.1%
15 Portland, Ore. 52.9 $4,030 $17,389 9.3% 31.7% 10.2% 29.8% 42.5% 33.8%
16 Denver 52.5 $3,022 $19,820 6.6% 35.0% 9.1% 37.3% 40.4% 33.6%
17 Houston 52 $7,254 $19,029 17.7% 36.3% 7.7% 23.5% 36.0% 28.3%
18 Hartford, Conn. 48.2 $8,060 $22,710 15.8% 37.1% 5.8% 25.1% 34.1% 24.2%
19 Phoenix 47 $4,534 $16,352 11.5% 33.5% 7.9% 31.8% 37.5% 31.5%
20 Providence, R.I. 46.2 $7,053 $18,161 16.1% 33.9% 5.5% 28.8% 34.9% 27.7%
21 New Orleans 46.1 $6,045 $13,475 16.7% 29.8% 7.7% 34.5% 34.9% 30.2%
22 Dallas 45.7 $5,037 $17,407 12.2% 33.9% 7.5% 26.5% 37.2% 30.4%
23 Kansas City, Mo. 45.4 $3,627 $18,160 9.0% 37.3% 6.6% 30.8% 38.2% 31.0%
24 New York 44.6 $5,037 $20,053 10.0% 31.1% 7.6% 32.0% 36.8% 28.2%
24 Baltimore 44.6 $4,937 $17,227 9.8% 28.4% 6.2% 34.2% 39.2% 31.9%
26 Riverside, Calif. 44.5 $5,037 $16,373 13.3% 34.4% 7.9% 23.7% 35.6% 30.6%
27 Miami 43.3 $3,526 $13,004 9.9% 28.8% 10.7% 39.4% 36.5% 29.6%
28 Columbus, Ohio 42.6 $3,022 $22,010 7.3% 43.5% 5.6% 26.6% 36.3% 27.8%
29 Minneapolis 42.3 $4,332 $18,113 9.2% 31.1% 6.8% 34.0% 37.9% 28.7%
30 Milwaukee 40.9 $4,030 $18,281 9.6% 35.6% 5.0% 34.0% 35.8% 28.8%
31 San Antonio 40.3 $4,030 $16,246 11.2% 36.5% 6.5% 24.7% 35.4% 30.0%
32 Atlanta 40.1 $3,022 $15,809 7.3% 30.6% 7.7% 37.4% 36.6% 30.7%
33 Tampa, Fla. 39.6 $3,022 $13,931 8.0% 29.3% 7.7% 42.8% 36.1% 30.2%
34 Charlotte, N.C. 37.8 $4,030 $13,470 10.4% 27.1% 6.6% 35.2% 36.6% 30.7%
35 Orlando, Fla. 35.3 $1,007 $13,833 2.9% 31.3% 7.5% 43.3% 36.8% 31.2%
36 Richmond, Va. 34.6 $1,813 $15,257 4.3% 29.2% 6.1% 33.7% 39.2% 31.8%
37 Salt Lake City 34.3 $2,518 $15,600 6.8% 34.4% 7.0% 30.9% 37.2% 26.2%
38 Oklahoma City 33.6 $2,015 $14,189 5.7% 32.6% 7.7% 32.6% 35.8% 29.2%
39 Virginia Beach, Va. 33.2 $2,317 $12,850 6.1% 27.7% 5.8% 32.9% 39.5% 31.6%
40 Jacksonville, Fla. 32.4 $1,511 $14,078 4.0% 30.3% 6.8% 39.2% 36.6% 29.5%
41 Buffalo, N.Y. 31.5 $5,037 $14,594 12.3% 29.8% 4.7% 28.8% 34.2% 25.2%
42 St. Louis 30.2 $2,015 $13,673 5.0% 27.7% 5.8% 33.5% 36.9% 30.9%
43 Chicago 30 $2,015 $14,622 4.5% 25.8% 6.3% 37.8% 36.3% 29.4%
44 Birmingham, Ala. 28.8 $2,015 $16,139 5.3% 35.8% 5.7% 31.6% 33.1%

Federal Judge Halts ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ That Allows Cheats

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Take-Two Interactive, which makes Grand Theft Auto Online, experienced a loss of at least $500,000 due to these programs, according to its initial complaint on March 23. Single-player mods are available with his programs, but the online community and publisher began to take issue when the online multiplayer sphere was impacted. The injunction seeks to stop sales of his product, which allows God Mode and can enable the practice of “griefing.” Online communities have engaged in substantial debate as to what qualifies as griefing, but it mostly involves creating inconvenience through level and firepower discrepancies between players.

 

It Seems That Wikipedia Has A Gender & Race Problem

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The world’s fifth-most-visited website has a long-running problem with gender bias: Only 18 percent of its biographies are of women. Surveys estimate that between 84 and 90 percent of Wikipedia editors are male. Quicksilver, is a software tool by San Francisco startup Primer designed to help Wikipedia editors fill in blind spots in the crowdsourced encyclopedia. Its under representation of women in science is a particular target. Quicksilver uses machine-learning algorithms to scour news articles and scientific citations to find notable scientists missing from Wikipedia, and then write fully sourced draft entries for them. 

The summaries it generates are intended to provide a starting point for Wikipedia editors, who can clean up errors and check the sources to prevent any algorithmic slip-ups contaminating the site.

Idaho Inmates Hacked JPay Tablets For A Quarter Million Dollars In Credits,

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Chinese Bust Online Cryptocurrency Betting Ring

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Chinese police have broken up an illegal World Cup gambling ring hosting more than 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) worth of cryptocurrency bets, in the first major sports betting crime involving digital money in the country. The gambling platform ran on the dark web, which isn’t indexed by traditional search engines. During the eight months of the gambling platform’s operation, the site attracted 330,000 registered users from numerous countries, and built an army of over 8,000 agents who earned commissions for recruiting new members through a pyramid scheme.

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