Cambridge Analytica inflame Facebook and Burning Public Trust on Social Media, Robert Mueller Investigation Heating Trump Administration, Donald Trump Fired White House Staff Members Often But Hire New Lawyer To Avoid Impeachment, Uber Self-driving Car Starts killing a pedestrian, Google Smiling when Facebook is in distress, Facebook Stock Price is Sinking.
Mark Zuckerberg lost $3.3billion after Facebook stock fell by 4.5 … / Daily Mail: Earlier this week investors said the habit-forming nature of gadgets and social media are one reason why companies like Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Facebook Inc added $630 billion (£463 billion) to their market value in 2017. One expert believes the announcement is a ‘clear admission’ from the …
Shooting reported at Maryland high school, with multiple injuries: The Daily News / There has been a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Tuesday…
Political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are clamoring for investigations into the alleged misuse of Facebook member data. Information from as many as 50 million Facebook users is believed to have been “harvested” by Cambridge Analytica, a Trump campaign vendor, according to media reports over the weekend. The U.K. has summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence on the political analysis firm’s activity, and the EU plans to investigate as well. Bloomberg also reports that the FTC intends to probe Facebook for violating a “consent decree” around user information. • Share your thoughts: #FacebookCambridge
An Arizona woman died after being hit by one of Uber’s self-driving cars, in what’s believed to be the first known death from an autonomous vehicle. The car was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman crossing the street, outside of a crosswalk; Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir says the ride-hailing firm was likely not at fault. Uber suspended testing of its self-driving cars in the U.S. and Canada following the incident. Nearly 40,000 people died in U.S. traffic-related incidents in 2016, per The New York Times. • Share your thoughts: #UberAccident
Amazon is considering buying some Toys “R” Us stores to grow its brick-and-mortar presence, reports Bloomberg. The e-tailer wouldn’t keep the beleaguered toy brand, which recently began liquidating more than 700 U.S. stores after announcing it would shut down operations. Toys “R” Us has reportedly received numerous bids for its Canadian business. In addition to its purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon is working to expand its physical footprint through new bookstores and cashierless convenience shops. • Share your thoughts:#AmazonToysRUs
Embattled production studio Weinstein Co. has filed for bankruptcy, reaching a deal to sell its assets to private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners. The Weinstein Co. has struggled for months to find a buyer in the wake of sexual harassment claims against co-founder Harvey Weinstein. The company also said it’s ended all non-disclosure agreements, allowing alleged victims to speak out about past harassment. • Share your thoughts:#WeinsteinBankruptcy
President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. citizens and companies from purchasing Venezuela’s cryptocurrency. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched the oil-backed “petro” in February to help boost the nation’s struggling economy, where estimates predict inflation will hit 13,000% this year. • Share your thoughts:#VenezuelaCryptoBan
Idea of the Day: “Winning in life is truly not so much about being right as it is about getting it right,” says ACT-1 Group’s Janice Bryant Howroyd. But that’s easy to forget — so often we’re blinded by the idea of winning rather than finding a solution.
Melania Trump’s Boots Magically Repel the Grass and Dirt Beneath Her Feet — Here’s Proof President Donald Trump and Melania Trump traveled to Manchester, NH, on March 19. The duo bundled up for their trip, with Melania wearing a thick navy coat read more
Jimmy Kimmel Says These Two Trump Tweets From Monday Perfectly Sum Up the Trump Presidency : Jimmy Kimmel spent his daily obligatory political commentary segment of his show Monday avoiding the main topic other late-night hosts focused on last night — the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just two days before his retirement — and instead focused on Donald Trump’s continued complaining about Robert Mueller’s investigation, the Russian presidential election and the day’s completely nonsensical sequence of Trump’s morning tweets. “This is how Donald Trump started his day today. Okay?” Kimmel said, before sharing this pair of tweets from Trump, which came a little less than an hour apart. The Wrap
What We Think It Would Be Like to Interview For a Job at the Trump White House :The Trump White House is hemorrhaging staff, which means one thing: Job openings. What would it be like to interview there, though? The Cheat Sheet
Hillary Clinton’s name vanishes from State Department fellowship : The State Department has dropped Hillary Clinton’s name from a fellowship that sends Americans abroad to work in foreign government ministries. The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship, around since 2012, is now known simply as the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship. A State Department spokesman said the decision to remove Clinton’s name was made last spring as part of an effort to strengthen the Fulbright “brand” affecting a handful of fellowships that award a small number of grants. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship usually provided about $34,000 a year to as many as 24 students annually. Those who were chosen in the fall of 2016 are currently out in the field. No new applications were. Washington Post