Every year, Facebook, Google and other technology companies receive hundreds of thousands of orders from law enforcement agencies, seeking data people stash online and forbidding the companies from telling their customers about it.
Now that Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down after 16 years in power, many Greens supporters fear that a rare opportunity for change is slipping away. Older voters appear to be sticking with Germany’s traditional parties or throwing support behind the far right in Sunday’s election.
The colossal hack of Epik, an Internet-services company popular with the far right, has been called the “mother of all data lodes” for extremism researchers. Some of those named in the data have already lost their jobs.
The company beamed the software update to all its vehicles early Saturday, allowing owners to request a suite of advanced driver-assistance features — although they wouldn’t receive the capabilities right away. But as recently as July, CEO Elon Musk said the technology was a “debatable” proposition, and investigators now warn that the latest roll-out is a hasty approach to an issue that requires careful study and an emphasis on safety.
In the weeks since Louisiana was battered by the strongest hurricane in its history, government officials have struggled to provide goods and services — and to restore power — to residents of hard-hit communities such as LaPlace.
Story by Arelis R. Hernández | Photos by Sarah L. Voisin