IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK AND DATA COLLECTION
NEW YORK (AP) — A friend or family member posts a news story, photo of clip — or just a status update. You, trying to be a good online “friend” click “like.” Do it enough times, and a computer can get a pretty good read on the type of person you are — including what you think about politics and the world around you. Now, those “likes” are getting new scrutiny in the wake of reports that a data-mining firm with links to Donald Trump had obtained information from about 50 million Facebook users. In the case of Cambridge Analytica, the data was used to direct stories and other information to users/ in an attempt to try to influence elections.
IN THE NEWS: SELF-DRIVING UBER KILLS PEDESTRIAN
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It all sounded so cool: a car that is able to operate on its own, without human direction. But the concept has taken a big hit in the wake of the death of a woman struck by a self-driving Uber SUV. It happened in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, Arizona. The vehicle — a Volvo — was operating with a human backup driver when it struck Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bicycle outside the lines of a crosswalk. Uber has suspended all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. The ride-sharing company has been testing self-driving vehicles for months as it competes with other technology companies and automakers like Ford and General Motors. Though many in the industries had been dreading a fatal crash, they knew it was inevitable.
ON THE WEB: YOUTUBE – BOXING
CYBERSPACE (AP) — YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are taking their acts into the boxing ring. They have agreed on terms for a two-fight deal. The first battle will be held in Manchester, England, on Aug. 25. The rematch will be held in the United States.
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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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