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After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?
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Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of […]

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

A voter shows his photo identification to an election official Feb. 26 at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas.; Credit: Eric Gay/AP As midterm elections arrive in just a couple weeks, the Supreme Court has upheld a voter ID law in Texas that requires voters to present one of seven types of identification […]

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

Tony Zhan checks out his new iPhone 6 Plus outside the Apple store in Pasadena, California on the first day of sale, September 19, 2014.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Apple’s new iPhone 6 has FBI Director James Comey worried: encryption technology that comes pre-loaded on every device makes it virtually impossible for law enforcement to […]

Intensive new documentary exposes Iraqi factionalism in wake of the Islamic State

Intensive new documentary exposes Iraqi factionalism in wake of the Islamic State

Iraqis who have fled recent fighting in the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 2, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around […]

New UC center to prevent family violence merges law, psychology, medicine and more

New UC center to prevent family violence  merges law, psychology, medicine and more

A man holds up a placard as he takes part in a rally to urge the Lebanese parliament to sign a law against domestic violence, on April 1, 2014, in Beirut. ; Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images While tragedies of family violence are looming large in recent weeks, UC Irvine law professor Jane Stoever is combining […]

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

A technician withdraws deep-frozen cells for in-vitro culturing at a laboratory of German pharmaceutical giant Schering.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images There are many perks to working for a Silicon Valley tech firm. In this competitive field, retaining skilled workers can be a challenge, leading companies to offer everything from free meals to game rooms and gym […]

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Tampa Police Department officers prepare to enter a home where a burglary suspect holed up after refusing to come out on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images “I woke up very early this morning to the sensation of hands tentatively feeling up the length of my legs and a man […]

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers keynote remarks during the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference July 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images At a conference on women in computing in Phoenix Thursday, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked what he would say to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise. […]

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

New Design for Los Angeles Parking Signs Confusing, even conflicting parking signs in Los Angeles have often led to expensive parking tickets for Angelenos. Now, the City Council is responding to years of gripes about parking poles, which often have three or more signs. The Council has asked transportation officials to test out a new, […]

Wal-Mart to cancel health coverage for more part-time workers

Wal-Mart to cancel health coverage for more part-time workers

A man shops at a Walmart store in San Jose, Calif., in September. Wal-Mart on Thursday reported that its annual profits fell.; Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP The nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart, is cutting back on its health-care costs by eliminating part-time workers from coverage, as well as hiking premiums and co-payments for full-time employees. About […]