Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data

Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data

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Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data.

The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. Those changes, according to Facebook, significantly reduced the amount of data that apps could access.

Ime Archibong, vice president of product partnerships, says that if any evidence is found that the suspended apps or other apps have misused data, they will be banned. Users that may have been exposed will be notified, as was the case when the Cambridge Analytica case broke.

The company says that it’s canvased thousands of apps so far.

Israeli soccer club says it wants to add Trump to its name

Israeli soccer club says it wants to add Trump to its name

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Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem says it wants to add “Trump” to the team’s name.

The club’s social media accounts say the team “from now on will be called ‘Beitar Trump Jerusalem.'”

The proposal by the club’s leadership was announced Sunday, one day ahead of a new U.S. Embassy being inaugurated in Jerusalem.

U.S. President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv. Palestinians also claim east Jerusalem as their future capital city.

The soccer club says “President Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital.”

Beitar is second in the Israeli league with one game left, and has qualified for next season’s Europa League.

Cincinnati mayor: ‘We failed’ in case of teen dying in van

The father of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died after being trapped in a minivan asked authorities Monday why responding officers didn’t get out of their cruiser.

Ron Plush also asked at a Cincinnati City Council meeting whether exact GPS coordinates existed for his son’s location.

Plush promised to help improve the city 911 system but also said he would be asking difficult questions.

Plush found the body of his son, Kyle Plush, on April 10 inside the 2004 Honda Odyssey in a parking lot near his school nearly six hours after Kyle’s first 911 call. A coroner says he died of asphyxiation from his chest being compressed. It is suspected that the foldaway rear seat flipped over as he reached for tennis gear in the back.

“Kyle will give us the strength and guidance to get the job done,” Ron Plush said.

Mayor John Cranley told Plush he would receive written responses to every question and called the police report on the case incomplete.

Cranley opened Monday’s meeting by saying the city failed in its response to the 911 call.

“In all cases we can do better, we should do better, we must do better,” Cranley said.

Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac presented the results of an internal investigation before the City Council’s law and safety committee, providing details of the 911 call and the police response. Among those:

—The city’s computer assisted-dispatching system experienced difficulties throughout the call.

—Kyle’s phone was in his pocket as he called, and he was using “Siri” caller technology to call 911. Kyle was not able to give back and forth answers to a dispatcher, and the phone disconnected his call.

—Officers initially believed they were searching for a woman locked in her vehicle needing help.

The boy’s aunt, also attending Monday’s meeting, noted that Kyle Plush’s voicemail included his name, and was not a generic message.

If authorities knew the name “Kyle” and that the call was from someone near a school, they had enough to do a proper search minutes after the call was received, said Jodi Schwind.

The sheriff’s office, which also dispatched a deputy that day, and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, are also conducting investigations.

4 suffer minor injuries on Dallas-bound Southwest flight

Some passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver suffered minor injuries when the plane appeared to suddenly lose cabin pressure as it neared Dallas.

Flight 861 had 120 people on board Saturday night when oxygen masks deployed and the pilots declared an emergency as the plane approached Dallas Love Field.

Southwest said in a statement Monday that the flight crew reduced altitude but that the cabin did not depressurize.

Paramedics met the flight at the gate and treated four people for ear pain.

There have been a number of incidents involving Southwest flights in recent weeks. On April 17, an engine exploded on a flight from New York , shattering a window and leading to the death of a passenger .

HP unveils a slew of new Envy and Elite PCs

HP’s Surface Pro competitor, the Elite X2, also makes a return. This time, it has a a quad-core 8th gen Intel CPU, optional LTE and 39 percent thinner bezels. You can detach the 13-inch screen from the keyboard to use it as a tablet, as you’d expect. It doesn’t really change up the detachable formula, but it looks like a solid option if you’re into HP’s aesthetic. You can also add the Sure View tech, which makes it an ideal airplane workhorse.

The EliteBook 1050 will be available this month starting at $1,899, while the EliteBook x360 and x2 are coming in June for $1,449 and $1,499, respectively.

HP hasn’t forgotten about all-in-ones and desktops, either. The new Envy AiO 27 and Envy Curved AiO 34 both sport a new design, which makes the monitors look like they’re almost floating in the air. They also feature built-in Amazon Alexa support and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics, as well as larger speakers and wireless phone charging integrated into their bases. The EliteOne 1000 AiO, meanwhile, is meant for collaboration and video conferencing. You can choose from 23.8-inch to 34-inch ultrawide screens, and either integrated graphics or AMD’s Radeon RX 560. And for the old school types, there’s a new Envy Desktop sporting a stylish minimalist look, 8th gen Core CPUs and up to GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.