Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Robot Dogs Are Here In Your Front Yard, US Police Already Using It!
The US police have started using robot dogs Spot from Boston Dynamics. The Massachusetts Police is secretively testing these robocop dogs and the critics are worried. There’s no weapon being tested at this moment but documents do reveal some scary details. The document states the involvement of these firms: Ghost Robotics, iRobot, Endeavor, and Boston Dynamics. According to reports, the police is testing these robots since April 2019. Link.
Google Employee Fired For Being An Activist?
Google has fired one of its employees on the charges of violating company data policies. But her supporters aren’t buying it. All in all four employees have been laid-off by Google. Apparently, all these employees were workplace organizers. Link.
WeChat Banning Chinese Americans Who Talk About Hong Knog Protest
Apart from banning people from talking about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the communist party of China is now censoring Chinese Americans from even talking about this topic. Besides, the pro-democracy party has won the elections in a landslide verdict yesterday. Link.
Facebook Introduces Viewpoints, Get Rewards To Take Surveys
Facebook has launched an app called Viewpoints that will allow users to take surveys answering questions about Facebook’s various other apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram etc. All those who take these surveys will be rewarded. If you decide to join you’ll need to part with your basic info such as name, email address, country of residence, date of birth and gender. For some specific surveys, Facebook might also ask for location data. The app is open only to US users for now. Link1, Link2.
Musicians Want To Boycott Amazon Music?
Some musicians want other musicians to boycott Amazon Music for its ties with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE.) The group No Music For ICE is behind this effort. The movement was started a month ago and now the supporters of this group want other musicians to join the cause. There are four demands put forward by the group. Link.