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Los Angeles to extradite bloke from Nigeria after scores of city workers fall for phish scam

Los Angeles wants to extradite a Nigerian man accused of swiping the passwords of more than 100 workers in 15 city and county departments via a phishing attack. The metropolis' prosecutors have obtained arrest warrants seeking the extradition of Austin Kelvin Onaghinor from Nigeria to face charges of identity theft and …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Dec 2016
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California enormo-quake prediction: Cracks form between US boffins

NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) experts are arguing over the likelihood of a major earthquake hitting southern California in the near future. The debate began earlier this week when eggheads at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) posted a study suggesting that the chances of an earthquake magnitude five or greater …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Oct 2015
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LA schools math quiz: $500 Chromebooks or $700 iPads for students?

A technology-for-schools deal touted as a huge win for Apple will become a head-to-head competition with arch-rival Google. The web ad giant has won the rights to sell Chromebooks to schools as an alternative to iPads, The LA Times reports, citing the Los Angeles Unified School District. This will turn around what had been a …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Dec 2014

‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

eXpat Files If it's Sunday it must be time for another instalment of The eXpat Files, our weekly chat with a fellow reader who decided to move to another country in search of adventure, career advancement, and something else to do on weekends. This week, meet Andre Ben Hamou, a Brit who moved to Los Angeles, and scored a gig at Riot Games …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Oct 2014
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Super Cali so litigious, Uber is the focus. Even German judges say it's something quite atrocious

Taxi biz Uber perhaps can't wait to put this week in its rearview mirror – after it was dealt legal setbacks in four major cities: two in Germany, and two in California. In August, officials in Berlin and Hamburg decided that Uber should not operate in the two cities due to safety concerns and worries about unfair competition …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Sep 2014

NYC, LA mayors hammer Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

The mayors of the two largest cities in America have sent letters to US watchdog the FCC expressing their concerns over the proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The missives outline the issues both cities have with the cable giants and the problems they hope the FCC will work to remedy …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Aug 2014
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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

After months of hint-dropping, Elon Musk has published the first plans for a high-speed transport system that would take commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes at a cost of $20 per person. Hyperloop plans Hyperloop on the drawing board Musk's earlier description of the system, dubbed Hyperloop, described …
Iain Thomson, 13 Aug 2013
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Young model ruthlessly fingers upskirt iPad petshop pervert

A 22-year-old model used LinkedIn to track down an iPad perv who used the fruity fondleslab to film some upskirt footage of her as she visited a Los Angeles pet shop. Britannie Weaver. Pic: http://brittanieweaver.com Britannie Weaver According to the New York Daily News, San Diego native Brittanie Weaver (pictured) nipped …
Lester Haines, 21 Mar 2013

US condom rules 'will cause nasty RED RINGS on porn stars' todgers'

City of Angels porn actors will in future be required to sport condoms for their performances after Los Angeles County voters gave the thumbs up to the "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act", aka "Measure B". The act was proposed to prevent "thousands of performers contracting preventable sexually transmitted infections, …
Lester Haines, 9 Nov 2012
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Brit pair deported from US for 'destroy America' tweet

A couple of Brits were unceremoniously ejected from the US last week after one of them ill-advisedly tweeted he was off to "destroy America". Leigh Van Bryan, 26, and pal Emily Bunting, 24, jetted into Los Angeles last Monday ahead of what they hoped would be a lively Stateside holiday. Their shorter-than-expected trip …
Lester Haines, 30 Jan 2012
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McDonald's punters offered sex in exchange for Chicken McNuggets

A Los Angeles woman earned herself a cuffing for allegedly offering McDonald's drive-thru punters "sexual favours" in return for Chicken McNuggets. According to this report, Khadijah Baseer made her pitch at the fast-food outlet in West Olive Avenue, Burbank, last Wednesday night. She "opened customers’ car doors" and …
Lester Haines, 17 Jan 2012
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Consumer Watchdog lambasts Los Angeles over Google Apps

Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court has given Los Angeles city council members an impassioned speech about the failings of its Google Apps contract, even though the meeting to discuss the issue has been moved to next week. He claimed that schools in the Los Gatos Union School District, about an hour south of San Francisco, …
Iain Thomson, 27 Oct 2011
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Security keeps LA cops away from Google Apps

Google has dismissed as a smear campaign the emergence of stories that its Google Apps implementation at LAPD is going pear-shaped. According to Consumer Watchdog, the rollout has hit snags, with the police deciding that security on the vaunted platform isn’t adequate for users in the City Attorney Criminal Branch, fire …
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Techies floored by 'virus' after Playboy mansion party

LA Public Health Officials are investigating The Playboy Mansion after 100 techies became horribly ill in the wake of a party there. According to local reports, Hef's mansion was the venue for a fundraiser and end-of-show party for the DomainFest conference earlier this month. The show itself was at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in …
Joe Fay, 14 Feb 2011
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California's 'Zero Energy House' is actually massive fossil hog

In startling enviro-technology news, it has been reported that an ordinary 1950s house in California has been given a "green renovation" which has apparently made it a "Zero Energy House" and won its builders an award from the state government. Zenergy Prototype House exterior. Credit: REAS Not some nasty cold, dark hut for …
Lewis Page, 28 Apr 2010
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US gives Chinese man 2.5 years over fake Cisco kit

A Chinese man has been sentenced to a two and half year stretch in California for flogging counterfeit Cisco parts in the US. Yongcai Li will also have to repay $800,000 to Cisco Systems, for selling the kit, which carried fake Cisco trademarks. He had shipped the kit into the US in 2005 and 2006, prosecutors said. The US …
Joe Fay, 8 Feb 2010
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Novell tongue-lashes LA for Google cloud switch

Los Angeles has broken a lot of hearts in its history. You're on top of the world one day, then tossed into the heap the next when the new big thing arrives. That Sunset Boulevard moment came for Novell last week after the LA City Council unanimously voted to replace its existing Novell communications systems with the …
Austin Modine, 2 Nov 2009
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Interstate web host foils gonzo porn baron Max Hardcore

A federal jury in Tampa, Florida convicted a pioneer of gross-out "gonzo" porn last week on obscenity charges stemming from the delivery of his movies over the Internet, despite the fact that he lives and works entirely in California. Paul Little creates porn in Altadena under the names of "Max Hardcore" and "Max Steiner." …
Kevin Fayle, 11 Jun 2008

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