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Chrysler recalls continue: ignition switch troubles hit 703k cars

Chrysler recalls continue: ignition switch troubles hit 703k cars

Chrysler has issued multiple recalls this year over different automotive troubles, and it doesn't appear that'll be ending any time soon. Suffering a similar problem seen last year with General Motors, Chrysler has recalled about 703,000 vehicles over potential problems with the ignition switch, which could slip out of position, something that can cause a car to stall, among other things. This issue proved deadly when it affected GM's vehicles, and it has previously affected some of Chrysler's own cars.

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Mercedes AMG GT S safety preps for F1 2015 season

Mercedes AMG GT S safety preps for F1 2015 season

This year's season of one of the most iconic sportscar racing events is starting in a few days. To kick off that season, Mercedes-AMG is announcing two of the cars that will headline the race somewhat, without actually taking part in it. Retiring 2010's SLS AMG, Mercedes is announcing its successor, which doesn't really stray far from the tree. The new Mercedes AMG GT S, patterned after 2015 coupe of the same name, will be this season's star when it comes to safety.

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Nissan expands hood latch recall with 640k more cars

Nissan expands hood latch recall with 640k more cars

Nissan has expanded a previous recall to include about 640,000 more vehicles, the reason being due to a potentially faulty hood latch that could allow the hood to fly upwards onto the windshield when the operator is driving. This includes some of the auto maker's newest Altima sedans, and brings the recall total -- including the previous recall -- to nearly 1.1 million cars across the globe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released documents related to the recall.

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2015 Land Rovers recalled over faulty lug nuts

2015 Land Rovers recalled over faulty lug nuts

Land Rover is recalling a relatively small number of its newest vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed. The reason differs from the various other auto recalls we've seen so far this year, and concerns the lug nuts (which, of course, keep the wheel on the car). Says Jaguar, the lug nuts on select recently manufactured 2015 Land Rovers could crack and come apart from the bolt, the result of which could cause the wheel to detach and the car to crash.

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Your Waze app will soon have AMBER alerts

Your Waze app will soon have AMBER alerts

Waze has come under fire lately for just being Waze. Law enforcement sees it as a possible threat to safety, where the police reporting feature is seen as a way for those who want to attack police a heads-up on where they might be. The scope of Waze is to encourage better driving and faster travel time, but a new feature might also bring in a lot of goodwill. Now, you may see AMBER Alerts pop up on your Waze app.

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Hyundai Elantras recalled: power steering troubles cited

Hyundai Elantras recalled: power steering troubles cited

Hyundai has revealed plans to recall approximately 263,000 of its Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Touring cars, all of them located in North America. The reason revolves around the power steering, which is prone to failure and could potentially leave drivers with a lot of difficulty turning the wheel -- a hazard should the loss happen during on-road operation. The oldest vehicles affected are of the 2008 model year, while both the 2009 and 2010 model years have also been hit.

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Uber reveals driver data was hacked last May

Uber reveals driver data was hacked last May

All has been quiet on the Uber front, at least as far as negative things go, and that lucky streak has come to an end as the company has announced that it was hacked and data belonging to about 50,000 drivers was compromised. The announcement came earlier today, but discovery of a possible breach was made back in September 2014. After looking into the matter, Uber found that one of its databases had been accessed on May 13, 2014. Thus far, Uber is unaware of any misuse of the driver data that was compromised.

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Twitter introduces more tools to combat trolls

Twitter introduces more tools to combat trolls

Twitter has been criticized on numerous occasions for how it handles trolls, and it has made a serious effort in recent times to change that. Early this month, for example, a message from Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo surfaced in which he took personal responsibility for the social network's trolling troubles and vowed that Twitter won't be tolerating such abusive users any longer. Fast-forward a couple weeks, and the microblogging service has announced some new tools for combating abusive users, trolls, and other issues.

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Facebook suicide prevention tool update inbound

Facebook suicide prevention tool update inbound

Cries for help come in many forms, and in our digital age, many of them take place online. Facebook, being one of the biggest social networks out there, is peppered with depressed, suicidal, and otherwise troubling statuses making one's personal anguish known to a larger audience. The social network has previously had a tool that aimed to help those who might be suicidal, and now the network is updating it to be more robust. With the update, those who may be suicidal are temporarily locked out of their account.

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Uber and SafetiPin partner to improve safety

Uber and SafetiPin partner to improve safety

Safety is a top concern among many aspects of life, whether you're walking through a city or taking an Uber ride. Knowing how safe any given area is helps one plan routes, and helps regions improve areas that might be less than savory. A recent partnership between Uber and SafetiPin will help improve safety in some regions by merging the ridesharing service's drivers with SafetiPin's data collection efforts, ultimately collecting details that can be shared with city officials to improve any issues in a region.

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