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NOW IN TECH: Tesla says driver’s hands weren’t on wheel at time of crash
YOUR DAILY DOSE OF TECH NEWS ON 3/30/2018
Ke Feng
By Ke Feng
Mar 31, 2018
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1. Tesla says driver’s hands weren’t on wheel at time of crash

Tesla made an announcement today regarding a fatal accident a week ago that the drivers’ hands are not on wheel at the time of the crash. 38-year-old Wei Huang died in the accident. The accident took place days ago after Uber’s AI-operated car killed a pedestrian. Market value of Tesla dropped sharply after the accident. 


2. 150 million MyFitnessPal users got their accounts hacked

Under Armour Inc. said Thursday that data from 150 million MyFitnessPal users were hacked, making one of the largest online data breach this year. Larger hacker include 3 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in a 2013 incident. Users are advised to change their accounts’ information immediately. Data security breach has now become a growing concern in the United States. 


3. Your social media needs to be checked before entering the United States

US government says it will begin to check international travelers with their social media accounts before entering the United States. The department estimates the plan would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million nonimmigrant visa applicants, according to the documents. Immigrants, especially those in STEM majors and technology industry, are facing more restraints as Trump’s policy tightens. 


4. Uber will pay $10 million for discriminating women 

      
Uber has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit that accusing ride-hailing startup for discriminating against women and minority employees. The lawsuit representing 420 female engineers, said Uber’s compensation, earnings, promotions, and benefits are not fairly distributed to people of color and females. Uber has agreed to make the changes. 


5. iPhone adds a new function called privacy transparency


Apple has updated its operating systems to give people more information about how their personal data is collected and used. After updating, customers will be able to see new information screens when they use Apple-made apps that collect personal data, such as App Store. The change comes ahead of new EU data protection rules, which take effect on 25 May.

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