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April 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for April 2018:

  1. Customer Records Leaked from Panera Bread’s Website
  2. A Dozen Black Holes Found
  3. 87 Million People Affected by Facebook Scandal
  4. New Rule for Self-Driving Cars in California
  5. UK Launched Cyber Attack on Islamic State
  6. Netflix Hits 125 Million
  7. ‘Talking’ Vehicles in 2021
  8. TaskRabbit Security Breach
  9. Amazon Reaches 100 Million
  10. Lyft’s New Climate Change Project
  11. Toyota Invests in Mississippi Plant
  12. T-Mobile to Merge with Sprint

Customer Records Leaked from Panera Bread’s Website

Panera Bread

On April 2, it was reported that for the last eight months, Panera Bread’s website has been leaking customer information. Millions of customers have been affected. (Reuters)

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A Dozen Black Holes Found

Galaxy

On April 4, researchers announced that at the center of the galaxy, there may be a dozen black holes. These black holes are much smaller ones that surround the “supermassive” one found years earlier. (BBC)

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87 Million People Affected by Facebook Scandal

Facebook

On April 4, it was announced that the information of 87 million people was improperly shared, nearly 27 million more than the original prediction. Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress soon. (BBC)

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New Rule for Self-Driving Cars in California

Car

On April 6, California announced that it would allow self-driving cars to operate without a backup driver. (Reuters)

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UK Launched Cyber Attack on Islamic State

On April 12, it was revealed that the UK had launched a cyber attack on the Islamic State. The attack hindered the group’s ability to spread propaganda and coordinate attacks. (BBC)

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Netflix Hits 125 Million

Netflix

On April 16, Netflix announced that it now has over 125 million subscribers. (CNN)

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‘Talking’ Vehicles in 2021

On April 16, Toyota announced that it plans to release “talking” vehicles in 2021. The vehicles will use a short-range technology that allows them to talk to each other. (Reuters)

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TaskRabbit Security Breach

On April 17, Ikea announced a data breach on its TaskRabbit app. The company has yet to release information regarding the attack. (BBC)

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Amazon Reaches 100 Million

On April 18, Amazon announced that it now has 100 million Prime members. (Reuters)

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Lyft’s New Climate Change Project

On April 19, Lyft launched a new program to reduce greenhouse gas and emissions. The company plans to buy carbon “offsets.” (Reuters)

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Toyota Invests in Mississippi Plant

On April 26, it was announced that Toyota will invest $170 million in an existing Mississippi plant. This investment will create 400 jobs. (Reuters)

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T-Mobile to Merge with Sprint

T Mobile

On April 29, T-Mobile agreed to buy Sprint for $26 billion. Customer concerns are expected to rise. (BBC)

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