5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 13, 2016

Today's top stories

Charges Laid Against Motorcycle Rider With 3 Year Old On Board

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A 55 year old Barrie man has been charged with Child Endangerment and Dangerous Driving after he was caught riding with a 3-year-old on board. Read more here.

Waypoint Addresses Union Concerns About Employee Safety

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Waypoint has responded to an ad campaign launched on behalf of workers about conditions at the facility. Read more here.

 

Canada Revenue Scam Clogging OPP Phone Lines

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The OPP are receiving hundreds of calls a day from people who’ve been contacted by CRA scammers. Unless you’ve lost money in this manner the OPP would prefer you let the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre know you’ve received such a call.  Read more here.

 

What if your thoughts could be your computer and online password?


The BioSense lab at University of California thinks it may be onto something with this – a technology they call PassThoughts. They use a person’s brainwaves to identify them. The PassThought could be a song you sing in your mind – something that isn’t easily forgotten – and can achieve 99% accuracy for authentication. PassThoughts would be captured using a telephone like headset that detects electrical activity in your brain.

 

Burls Creek Special Events Permit Approved

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Township of Oro-Medonte Council has approved a Special Events Permit for 92-acres of land at Burl’s Creek Event Centre. In doing so, it also advised Burl’s Creek officials there will be heftier fines if bylaws breached. Residents attending a special council meeting today complained of excessive noise and breaches of bylaws last year. Others told council they felt events last year went well and had a positive economic impact on the community.