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August 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated August 5, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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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 August 2019:

  1. New News on Milky Way
  2. Bug in Gay Dating Apps
  3. Fingerprints Leaked by Security Software
  4. Sign Language AI

New News on Milky Way

Milky Way

On August 3, researchers announced that the Milky Way galaxy may actually be warped and twisted rather than flat like once thought. The brightest stars do not align the way our textbooks portray them as. (CNN)

Photo Source: Peter Komka/MTI via A

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Bug in Gay Dating Apps

Grindr

On August 8, it was revealed that popular gay dating apps, such as Grindr and Romeo, have a bug that reveals users’ specific location. This problem was noticed years ago, but many makers have not made the changes necessary to fix it. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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Fingerprints Leaked by Security Software

Biostar Leak

On August 14, Biostar announced that a security breach leaked millions of fingerprints and other sensitive data. The security firm is used by thousands of companies. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Amr Nabil

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Sign Language AI

Google AI

On August 20, Google announced that it’s working on software for smartphones that could help the deaf community. The software allows AI to interpret and translate sign language, something that’s been available on PCs but not yet smartphones. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

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