Man steals almost $90,000 worth of cakes

This crook really takes the cake. A deliveryman stole nearly $90,000 worth of handmade cakes from a boutique Big Apple bakery touted by the likes of Martha Stewart and Oprah, a lawsuit alleges. David Lliviganay, 32, is accused of swiping 1,020 pricey pastries — which retail for up to $90 apiece — from his employer Lady M Confections’ Long Island City warehouse in the span of just four months. Lliviganay, who worked at the shop for two years, was caught on camera almost two dozen times going into the warehouse freezers empty-handed — and then sneaking out laden with up to eight black bags at a time believed to be packed with cakes, according to the suit filed in Queens civil court. — New York Post

Family trapped atop waterfall send SOS message in plastic bottle and someone finds it

It was a desperate act of hope by a father fearing he had brought his family into mortal peril. When Curtis Whitson found himself, his partner and his 13-year-old son trapped atop an isolated 40-foot waterfall in California, his only solution for possible escape was a plan he did not dare dream could really work. He scrawled a message on a bar tab which the trio happened to have with them, placed it into a plastic bottle, scratched “HELP” on the side and threw it into the raging water below. Within hours, a helicopter search team had launched a rescue — after hikers downstream saw the bottle and called emergency services. — The Independent

First lady Melania Trump 'deeply concerned' by vaping epidemic, calls for prevention

The first lady joined a chorus of officials voicing concern over the rampant use of e-cigarette products among the nation’s youth when she posted a tweet on Monday calling for more prevention and protection against nicotine addiction. “I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children,” she wrote Monday. “We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.” — Fox News

Google collects face data now. Here's what it means and how to opt out

Google's latest smart display brings with it a controversial new feature that's always watching. Face Match, introduced on the Google Nest Hub Max, uses the smart display's front-facing camera as a security feature and a way to participate in video calls. It also shows you your photos, texts, calendar details and so on when it recognizes your face. This mode of facial recognition sounds simple enough at first. But the way companies like Google collect, store and process face data has become a top concern for privacy-minded consumers. Plenty of people want to know who has their personal information once it makes its way into the cloud. Here's a look at how Google and other tech companies record, save, process and use facial recognition data collected by devices such as the Nest Hub Max, as well as some suggestions for what, if anything, you can do to limit that access. — CNET

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