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In China, your car could be talking to the government

SHANGHAI (AP) — When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government. Tesla is not...

 

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes...

 

Probe: Chinese opioid sellers exploit US postal service flaw

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. In a yearlong probe, Senate inves...

 

Epidemic: DEA chemists race to identify synthetic opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emily Dye walked down the echoing white hallway and into a dim room known as "the vault." The evidence was wrapped in plastic. She checked it out and placed it into a steel lockbox. New drugs were appearing every other week in...

 

5 things to know about America's synthetic-opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists say they're seeing the emergence of a new class of deadly drugs built to mimic the potent prescription painkiller fentanyl. What you need to know: ___ DOZENS OF VARIANTS The U.S. Drug Enforcement...

 

Chemical weapon for sale: China's unregulated narcotic

SHANGHAI (AP, Oct. 7, 2016) — It's one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when reports of carfentanil overdoses began to surface in the U.S., the substance was best...

 

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