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Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors

As covid-19 began to spread earlier this year, it soon became clear that prisons and jails are particularly susceptible to outbreaks. In response, criminal justice systems around the world started looking for alternatives to incarceration. 

Many turned to electronic ankle monitors as a solution. They used this technology to quickly relocate people from secure custody to the relative safety of their homes, and placed them under continuous electronic supervision. At the same time, courts in the US and Australia began to experiment with using ankle monitors for an entirely different purpose—enforcing quarantine orders.

The pandemic has subtly normalized the expanded use of ankle monitors around the world. This is a worrisome trend that we shouldn’t allow to go unexamined. Previous research suggests that ankle monitors do not conclusively reduce recidivism, and the technology has no history as a tool for enforcing compliance with public health orders. In fact, frequent and

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BBB reports uptick in Apple technical support scam reports, tips given on avoiding robocalls

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (WBAY) – A popular scam is costing people money.



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Fox Crossing police say two people lost thousands of dollars in gift card scams, saying one scammer was impersonating Apple, making it sound like it was technical support calling because there was an issue with their account.

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This comes after viewers have e-mailed and called Action 2 News about illegal robocalls.

Police say one popular scam call impersonates Apple, with the scam call audio saying the following:

“Press 1 to connect with Apple support advisor, press 2 to listen to this message again.”

Action 2 News first told you about the Apple Care scam earlier this month, and the Wisconsin Department of AG, Trade, Consumer Protection say they received multiple reports of people getting calls claiming there’s an issue with their iCloud account or Apple ID.

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S.Korea stocks fall on U.S. tech rout, uptick in domestic virus cases

    * KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
    * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
    * South Korea benchmark bond yield rises

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
    ** South Korean shares fell on Friday after U.S. tech stocks
resumed their decline and an uptick in domestic coronavirus
cases hit investor sentiment. The Korean won weakened, while the
benchmark bond yield rose.
    
    ** By 0232 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI         fell 13.34
points, or 0.56%, to 2,383.14. The electric and electronics
subindex         declined 0.8%, with chip giant Samsung
Electronics             dropping 1% to lead the fall.
    
    ** "South Korean shares tracked the tech-led sell off in
U.S. shares, but a positive assessment on the country's
preliminary exports data seems to have capped further losses,"
said Choi Yoo-june, analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp.
    
    ** U.S. stocks closed lower overnight as heavyweight
tech-related stocks resumed their decline following a sharp
rebound 
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