Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change. Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit. That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes of the cars and pick-up trucks that flood California’s freeways every morning and afternoon generate more than one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions in the state, according to air quality […]
Two unidentified people died when their car tumbled 300 feet down a mountainside deep in Angeles National Forest on Saturday, sparking a fire, authorities said. The crash took place about 9:25 a.m. near mile marker 34.54 of San Gabriel Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez. The victims were northbound when, “For unknown reasons, the sedan veered off the roadway, rolled down an embankment and landed on its right side, approximately 300 feet down the mountainside,” Jimenez […]
Parishioners and police tackled a woman who entered a San Diego church service carrying a baby and a handgun on Easter Sunday, Fox 5 San Diego reported. Police first received calls about an armed woman at a church service hosted at Mt. Everest Academy, near the intersection of Balboa and Genessee avenues in Clairemont, around noon. Witnesses said the woman came up on stage through a back entrance, holding a gun in one hand and a young child in the […]
Firefighters responded to a fire outside an auto parts business in Wilmington Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Crews worked to extinguish the blaze at 1825 E. I Street at around 3:20 p.m., trying to stop the fire from spreading to nearby structures, LAFD said. The auto part yard was densely packed and it made firefighting efforts more challenging, authorities said. More than an hour after the fire erupted, officials said firefighters were making progress but that the […]
Three people were struck by gunfire in a car-to-car shooting in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Harlan Taylor said. Three men in their 50s and a woman in her 60s were in a silver Chrysler headed westbound on Hoover Street near 75th Street when a vehicle pulled up behind them and a suspect opened fire just before 3 p.m., according to authorities. Officials initially said all four were shot, with two […]
KTLA joins the staff, volunteers, friends, and family as they surprise Bob Kurkjian, president of the Bob Hope USO, with a special send off on his latest mission. The U.S. Navy Reservist Commander has been activated for a seven month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Bob grew up in Orange County and graduated USC from where he joined the staff of then newly-elected Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. He went on to earn a masters degree from USC’s Marshall School […]
Starting Monday, large restaurants in the city of Los Angeles will be prohibited from offering or providing disposable plastic straws—unless diners request them. That’s under a new ordinance unanimously approved by the City Council in March. The rules apply to customers dining in or taking their orders to-go. The law allows some leeway for drive-throughs and deliveries: Restaurants are then allowed to ask customers whether or not they want plastic straws. The restrictions go into effect for bigger businesses on […]
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Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. As so often is the case, answers are elusive as an investigation into the 33-year-old rapper’s killing continues. Police have declined to divulge certain details they say could affect the outcome of the case against his alleged killer. Still, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District that Nipsey loved and made a central theme in his music and business […]
A mountain lion is on its way back to the wild on Sunday after it startled residents in a Tulare neighborhood the previous evening, officials said. The Tulare Police Department began getting calls just after 9 p.m. about a big cat spotted near Live Oak Middle School on Laspina Street. Word of the mountain lion sightings had quickly spread through the apps Ring and Nextdoor, Visalia Times-Delta reported. After a “long search,” officials found the big cat about 1/2 mile […]
In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade. Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through Proposition HHH, and it’s not certain that promise will be kept. The city has committed two-thirds of the bond to secure a little more than half the […]
Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world’s most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government’s ability to turn off the […]
A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Over the past decade, Barnes has tested for mercury in 700 individual peregrines in southern Nevada, Washington, Maryland and the Gulf Coast of Texas. “Every […]
Authorities say a woman was killed in a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the crash happened Friday as a group of off-road vehicles were following each other at speeds up to 60 mph (97 kph). The woman was a passenger in the lead vehicle, which tumbled end-over-end after flying off a dune and losing control. She later died at a hospital. The newspaper says the driver and […]
Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was undergoing a “static test fire.” Williams says no one was injured and the anomaly was contained. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully flew without a crew to the International Space […]
Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them. Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the […]
When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit against Whiteside. It’s unclear what she would have alleged. Avenatti quickly struck a $3 million deal, and the $2.75 million was Whiteside’s first […]
Police looking for a 5-year-old Illinois boy reported missing from his home say they’re putting special focus on the residence after determining it’s likely he neither was abducted nor walked away. The boy’s parents reported Andrew “AJ” Freund missing Thursday morning, telling police they last saw him around 9 p.m. the evening before, at bedtime, according to a release by the Crystal Lake Police Department. The search has included 15 police agencies, drones, and rescue canine units. Sonar teams that […]
A 5-year-old from Michigan made a memorable call to police after craving some fast food recently. According to WZZM, Iziah Hall really wanted McDonad’s, but his grandma was still sleeping. So, the boy decided to call 911 to see if they could help. Here’s how the conversation went: Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.” From there, dispatchers reached out […]
When actress Felicity Huffman announced she would plead guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal, she expressed unwavering remorse for her actions. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she wrote. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and […]
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As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:
WHAT WE ARE BUILDING
We help consumers claim their identity/profile data stored across various companies, give them insights and action items, and have them derive value from it.
More specifically, we are building an app for consumers: to create GDPR data requests across various companies; receive and interpret the data (visualize and score); let them monitor changes both over time and for changed interpretations (like 23&me); and intelligently clean the data by sending modification and deletion requests.
Eventually we will let users monetize their personal data, incentivize enterprises to implement our software, and rent deeper data profiles with full consumer permissions to data buyers in a privacy protected manner. We align incentives to reorient the personal data industry.
WHY JOIN US
We are mission based: we are going to put consumers back in control of their own data and create a shift that will revert the productization of people.
Ground floor opportunity at a new startup founded and funded by experienced professionals.
Engineering opportunities range from clients (desktop and mobile), to web, to our own server software. This is a place to leverage your knowledge, yet learn new things.
ENGINEERING TEAM AND PROCESSES
While we are used to the typical two week sprint, but this is a ground floor opportunity where the first year will be defined by the few people participating on the team. Founding engineering team gets to decide on the tools, practices, and cadence.
We will be the bank for all of a consumer's personal data, which requires respect. We need to minimize the potential blast radius of any exploit. What to anonymize, how to undo that safely, when to use encryption, and where data should reside, are all questions that need to be answered.
Some data may be local to a device, some may sync to an aggregation server, and some may stay in corporate clients' datacenters. Access control and privacy preserving analytics are fundamental. When we add incentivization, it will start to look like a blockchain project, with distributed analysis and federated machine learning.
PROJECTS YOU MIGHT WORK ON
- Consumer app: fast iteration and experimentation across desktop/mobile/web to determine what platform choices resonate with consumers, and what features users find useful to pay for and/or return to the app for.
- Distributed database with consumer nodes, enterprise nodes, and central marketplace nodes, all of which will have different access control and analysis engines, but part of a singular distributed database.
- Marketplace (future).
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $80,000.00 to $130,000.00 /year
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