Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation
Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising business.
The agreement, announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission, will for the first time end Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s final authority over privacy decisions, creating an independent privacy committee of directors on the company’s board, according to an FTC statement.
The accord will also require Facebook to keep a tighter leash on third-party apps, perform regular sweeps for unencrypted passwords and refrain from using telephone numbers obtained for security purposes for advertising. It also calls for the company to conduct privacy reviews of new offerings and submit to new privacy certifications and assessments.
该协议还将要求 Facebook 对第三方应用程序进行更严格的控制，对未加密的密码进行定期清除，并禁止将为安全目的获取的电话号码用于广告。它还要求该公司对新产品进行隐私审查，并提交新的隐私认证和评估。
Blade Runner actor Rutger Hauer dead at 75
Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in Blade Runner opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75.
荷兰电影演员 Rutger Hauer 去世，他曾在《银翼杀手》中扮演凶残的机器人，与哈里森·福特演对手戏。他当时75岁。
Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, says the actor died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands.
Hauer's roles included a terrorist in Nighthawks with Sylvester Stallone, Cardinal Roark in Sin City and playing an evil corporate executive in Batman Begins. He was in the big-budget 1985 fantasy Ladyhawke and won a supporting-actor Golden Globe award in 1988 for Escape from Sobibor.
Aomori-Tokyo relay starts to promote disaster-hit areas
AOMORI — With Wednesday marking just one year until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, a relay event has begun from Aomori to Tokyo to support reconstruction of the areas hit by the 2011 disaster.
The “Discover Tomorrow 1,000-km Relay to Tokyo” is organized by the Tokyo metropolitan government and other entities, and has been held annually since 2013. This year’s relay is the last.
Over 15 days through Aug. 7, a total of about 1,900 runners and cyclists will follow the 1,300-kilometer course that travels partly through areas damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Jeffrey Epstein on suicide watch after accused sex trafficker is found injured in New York jail
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is on a suicide watch after the wealth financier was found mysteriously injured in his cell in a federal jail in New York City, WNBC-TV reported Wednesday night.
据 wnba 电视台12日晚报道，被指控的性贩子杰弗里 · 爱泼斯坦被发现在纽约联邦监狱的牢房中神秘受伤，目前正接受自杀观察
According to sources, officials do not know whether the wealthy financier tried to hang himself, if he staged a suicide attempt, or if he was assaulted.
The former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton is accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls at his New York and Florida residences in the early 2000s.
唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)总统和比尔·克林顿(Bill Clinton)总统的前朋友被指控在21世纪初，在他位于纽约和佛罗里达的住所性侵数十名年轻女孩
Banana fungus puts Latin America on alert
In a long-feared development, an extremely damaging disease of bananas has apparently reached Latin America. Late last week, the Colombian Agricultural Institute in Bogotá officially acknowledged that four plantations in northern Colombia have been quarantined because of suspected infection with Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), a fungus that kills plants by clogging their vascular system. Already widespread in Asia, the disease can eventually wipe out entire plantations. The finding has yet to be confirmed—results from genome sequencing are expected in early August—but already countries in the region are on high alert. A major outbreak of TR4 could ruin many farmers and drive up banana prices globally. New ways to battle the scourge are on the horizon, including transgenic bananas that can resist the fungus.