Friday, 25 May 2018

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data. The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro, were filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, a longtime critic of the companies’ data collection practices.
Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/25/17393766/facebook-google-gdpr-lawsuit-max-schrems-europe?source=Snapzu

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, seven months after women began to come forward with stories alleging sexual misconduct by the famed Hollywood producer.
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/entertainment/harvey-weinstein-to-surrender/index.html?source=Snapzu

LA Times among US-based news sites blocking EU users due to GDPR

LA Times among US-based news sites blocking EU users due to GDPR

LA Times, Chicago Tribune and others redirect to pages saying sites are currently unavailable in most European countries
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/25/gdpr-us-based-news-websites-eu-internet-users-la-times?source=Snapzu

U.S. Life Expectancy Will Likely Decline For Third Straight Year

U.S. Life Expectancy Will Likely Decline For Third Straight Year

The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data. Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to numbers posted online Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full-year data is not yet available for drug overdoses, suicides or firearm deaths. But partial-year statistics in those categories showed continuing increases.
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-23/with-death-rate-up-us-life-expectancy-is-likely-down-again?source=Snapzu

Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps…
Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/24/some-low-cost-android-phones-shipped-with-malware-built-in/?source=Snapzu

Brazil backs 'Guardians of the Amazon' in their war on loggers

Brazil backs 'Guardians of the Amazon' in their war on loggers

Rio de Janeiro: In a rare move, Brazil is providing armed back-up to indigenous people protecting the world's most threatened tribe from illegal loggers, a decision that campaigners lauded as a "landmark" in efforts to halt deforestation in the Amazon.
Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/world/south-america/brazil-backs-guardians-of-the-amazon-in-their-war-on-loggers-20180524-p4zhac.html?source=Snapzu

Rush to buy Trump-Kim summit coin

Rush to buy Trump-Kim summit coin

The Trump-Kim summit isn't happening - but has that only added to the allure of special coins made to commemorate the event? Confusingly, there are in fact two commemorative coins doing the rounds. The focus of most of the attention is the coin created by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) - it hails the talks between Mr Trump and "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-un.
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44247174?source=Snapzu

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