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August 10, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with escalating gang violence, including murder, the Los Angeles County Probation Department is testing a way to keep gang members off the streets during times of trouble by using a computer. It works this way: Gang members who are on probation will be told to stay home during "Red Alerts," declared by the Probation Department--in conjunction with police and sheriff's deputies--when conflict threatens to escalate into open warfare.
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BUSINESS
June 28, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
In the first large-scale consumer use of speech verification technology, Home Shopping Network will use software to authenticate a customer's identity over the telephone, the company will announce today. The television shopping company has long kept profiles of repeat customers that include the person's address and credit card number, expediting the ordering process.
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April 25, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 50-year-old loner and welfare recipient pleaded guilty Tuesday to six felony charges of endangering the safety of aircraft in flight in return for the federal government dropping its ongoing investigation into his past. Over the last nine years, William Albert Risley, made 300 phone calls, all empty threats placed from pay phones throughout the country, warning that bombs had been smuggled aboard airplanes and that planes were about to be hijacked, according to federal authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with escalating gang violence, including murder, the Los Angeles County Probation Department is testing a way to keep gang members off the streets during times of trouble by using a computer. It works this way: Gang members who are on probation will be told to stay home during "Red Alerts," declared by the Probation Department--in conjunction with police and sheriff's deputies--when conflict threatens to escalate into open warfare.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
In the first large-scale consumer use of speech verification technology, Home Shopping Network will use software to authenticate a customer's identity over the telephone, the company will announce today. The television shopping company has long kept profiles of repeat customers that include the person's address and credit card number, expediting the ordering process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1986 | JERRY COHEN, Times Staff Writer
They're the 'fingerprints' of the voice--a system of identification--but they've taken their lumps when offered as evidence in criminal trials. At issue: How scientifically reliable are they? Now, law enforcement officials and scientists in Whittier have teamed up in a high-tech effort to validate the method, in hopes of stirring a change in the legal winds.
NEWS
April 25, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 50-year-old loner and welfare recipient pleaded guilty Tuesday to six felony charges of endangering the safety of aircraft in flight in return for the federal government dropping its ongoing investigation into his past. Over the last nine years, William Albert Risley, made 300 phone calls, all empty threats placed from pay phones throughout the country, warning that bombs had been smuggled aboard airplanes and that planes were about to be hijacked, according to federal authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1986 | JERRY COHEN, Times Staff Writer
They're the 'fingerprints' of the voice--a system of identification--but they've taken their lumps when offered as evidence in criminal trials. At issue: How scientifically reliable are they? Now, law enforcement officials and scientists in Whittier have teamed up in a high-tech effort to validate the method, in hopes of stirring a change in the legal winds.
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