TIME Takes Note of Ladar Levison’s Plan To Change Email Forever

In case you missed it (if only an initialism for that phrase would catch on so that I could stop typing it all out), over the weekend, TIME put up a story filed from Las Vegas, where the annual Defcon hacker fest was held. In a speech at the conference, Ladar Levison laid out his plans to re-engineer the way email works. I’m biased, but I wouldn’t bet against him.

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Watch Dallas Explode on Twitter During World Cup Match

If you’ve got 32 seconds to kill, have a look at this animated map showing Twitter activity around the world during yesterday’s thrilling match between the United States and Belgium. Twitter is only claiming 9.1 million tweets about the match because that’s how many had identifiable hashtags. A sweet zoom feature lets you zoom in on Dallas. My takeaway: we need more defenders on USMNT from Dallas. [h/t Mashable]

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4,000 Untested Rape Kits Remain in Dallas

More than 100,000 untested rape kits sit in evidence across the country, but Congress may be ready to approve a $41 million aid package to help address the issue. Recent discoveries of additional untested kits, including some 4,000 in Dallas, have renewed pressure from advocacy groups and returned focus to the issue. Back in 2011, the Texas Tribune reported that as many as 21,000 rape kits were backlogged in Dallas.

When New York tested its 17,000-kit backlog, the arrest rate for sexual assaults climbed to 70 percent from 40 percent. In Detroit, 127 potential serial rapists were identified when it tested 1,600 kits. And closer to home in Houston, 5,000 of a recently uncovered 6,600 kits were processed by Virginia-based Bode Technology. Let’s hope Dallas can achieve similar results.

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DFW Airport Should Just Open the Damn Gates

Or when frustrated drivers start busting right through them, the airport may find itself without any gates left. From a FrontBurnervian: Tried to exit DFW about 7:30 last night. System was down — at least intermittently — and wouldn’t read my tolltag.  Not just me.  In the lane to my right, there was nearly a riot and someone just […]

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