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Texas abortion website is down again after onslaught of fake reports

Texas abortion website is down again after onslaught of fake reports

The Texas Right to Life group's abortion 'whistleblower' website is down again, this time redirecting to the group's website. This is the second time the website's tips platform has been shut down, each amid an onslaught of fake reports from all over the country. The website will return, the group claims, but the timeline for this return hasn't been revealed.

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Study claims getting rid of cash could benefit society, but there’s a catch

Study claims getting rid of cash could benefit society, but there’s a catch

A new study from the University of Georgia claims that getting rid of cash could ultimately benefit the average US family, but only if a certain change is made alongside it: lowered taxes. Though some experts have predicted that society will eventually get rid of fiat currency, the idea is controversial -- physical cash, after all, is completely anonymous and private, unlike digital transactions.

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Bitcoin now official legal tender of El Salvador

Bitcoin now official legal tender of El Salvador

As of the 7th of September, 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. "For the first time in history, all the eyes of the world will be on El Salvador," said El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, "The bitcoin achieved this." Officials in the country hope that Bitcoin will open opportunities for new business in the country, "reduce costs and attract tourists from anywhere in the world."

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Texas abortion website shows blocked messages amid fake tips campaign

Texas abortion website shows blocked messages amid fake tips campaign

The Texas Right to Life group's abortion whistleblower website has been inaccessible for many users today; instead of displaying its anonymous tip page, the website is instead showing a 503 error and telling users they've been blocked. The message given explaining the reason for the block varies based on whether the user is out of state or using a VPN.

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Department of Energy has $25m to tackle plastic recycling’s biggest problem

Department of Energy has $25m to tackle plastic recycling’s biggest problem

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has earmarked $25 million to tackle some of plastic recycling's biggest problems. The agency has selected 10 research projects that involve putting plastic waste to good use as the recipients of the funding, explaining that it aims to not only reduce plastic garbage, but also recycle these waste products into "valuable products."

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FTC leak reveals interest in broken McDonald’s ice cream machines

FTC leak reveals interest in broken McDonald’s ice cream machines

Every McDonald's restaurant has an ice cream machine, but whether you can actually order anything involving the cold treat is a gamble. It's well-known that McDonald's ice cream machines are often 'not working right now' when someone tries to order, an issue that may have more to do with long repair wait times than employees who simply don't want to re-clean them.

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Apple Wallet driver’s license and ID states start the list

Apple Wallet driver’s license and ID states start the list

On September 1, 2021, Apple revealed the beginning of the list of states working to enable state ID and driver's license in Apple Wallet. Connecticut, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Utah are all in the process of making Apple Wallet an official choice for digital holding of documents like state ID and driver's licenses. Apple is also working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enable "select airport security checkpoints in participating airports" to accept this digital documentation.

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China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China has announced a new set of rules to restrict the amount of time minors spend playing video games each week. The new rules restrict children under 18 from playing video games for more than three hours a week. Those rules define three separate hour-long windows during which minors can play, with the Chinese government saying that the restrictions are necessary to curb gaming addiction.

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EPA bans food pesticide after decades of controversy and health risks

EPA bans food pesticide after decades of controversy and health risks

After decades of controversy, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally banned the use of an old pesticide that is neurotoxic and particularly risky for children. The EPA called the ban, which prevents the organophosphate insecticide from being used on food crops, "an overdue step to protect public health."

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New York leads big coalition asking FDA to ban most vape liquid flavors

New York leads big coalition asking FDA to ban most vape liquid flavors

A coalition featuring 31 states and territories is petitioning the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban nearly all electronic cigarette (vape) liquids, as well as limiting the amount of nicotine available in these products. The request, which also applies to oral nicotine products like gum, is based on the argument that these products appeal to teens.

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Saygus vPhone $10M fraud: Here’s how Sayers spent the money

Saygus vPhone $10M fraud: Here’s how Sayers spent the money

Back about 8 years ago, Android phones of all sorts were being revealed and released by so many companies, they were coming out of the woodwork. The brand Saygus was one of these many "we have an Android too" phone companies, and the "Vphone" was what the company offered... but never delivered. Fast forward to the year 2021 and the creator of Saygus, one Chad Sayers, is at the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice for $10 million USD in Securities fraud.

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US Customs has seized thousands of fake vaccine cards from China

US Customs has seized thousands of fake vaccine cards from China

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has announced another shipment seizure involving fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. The shipment was discovered by officers working at a Memphis port; the cards originated from China and were destined for New Orleans, according to the agency. This was, the CBP explains, the latest in many seized shipments involving unauthorized vaccination cards.

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