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July 2016 Archives

Police issue warnings regarding risks while playing Pokémon Go

If you've been anywhere on social media in the past week, your newsfeeds have likely been inundated with people talking about Pokémon Go, the latest app craze that's taking the world by storm. Released by Nintendo on July 6 for all iOS and Android users, it quickly became the largest mobile game in the United States with 21 million daily active users and resulted in a sudden increase in Nintendo stock.

Could it be a felony to share your Netflix password?

Earlier this month, a complicated 9th circuit decision left many afraid that sharing a Netflix password could be considered a felony. The language in Judge Reinhardt's dissent confused some into believing it is illegal to share passwords for Netflix and other similar services; however Netflix cleared the confusion by telling users to freely share, provided they follow the site's terms of use.

Deaths of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile reinvigorates Black Lives Matter movement

Racial tensions and police brutality have dominated headlines this week, following the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Both men were African-American and killed by police officers. Their deaths have reinvigorated the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has returned to the streets of many cities to protest violence against the African-American community.

Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law arrested for DUI

According to obtained police reports, Roger Clinton (Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law) had a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 following his arrest for driving under the influence in Redondo Beach last month. Clinton was pulled over on June 5th by police after a caller reported a reckless driver and law enforcement saw Clinton's car speeding and swerving on Pacific Coast Highway.

Airbnb adding to Los Angeles' housing burden

Airbnb, an app that provides an online marketplace for people looking to temporarily rent vacation homes, made headlines this week for adding to Los Angeles' housing burden. Recently found to be the most unaffordable city in terms of rent by UCLA researchers, Los Angeles is a tenant's nightmare. Finding a rental property is nearly impossible, and Airbnb certainly isn't helping. In response to the growing housing problem, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has filed suit against the owners of four properties primarily used as Airbnb rentals.