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January 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated January 6, 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 January 2019:

  1. Data Attack on German Politicians
  2. Concerns Over Chinese Hacking
  3. Twitter Bug Exposed Private Tweets
  4. Stargazes Spot the Super Blood Wolf Moon
  5. Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram to Merge

Data Attack on German Politicians

Germany Government Hacked

On January 4, Chancellor Merkel was among the hundreds of German politicians whose personal data was compromised in a cyber attack. Chats, financial details, and other things were revealed in the attack. Many celebrities and journalists were also targeted. No arrests have been made. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

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Concerns Over Chinese Hacking

Hacking Concerns

On January 9, the Trump administration issued a warning to companies to protect their secrets and data better. The hacking is mainly expected to come from China, but the warning includes all foreign countries. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

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Twitter Bug Exposed Private Tweets

Twitter

On January 18, Twitter announced that it found a bug that exposed private tweets, and those tweets may have been able to be read for years. Affected users, most of whom use the Android app, have been notified by Twitter. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

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Stargazes Spot the Super Blood Wolf Moon

Super Blood Wolf Moon

On January 20, the super blood wolf moon, a rare lunar eclipse, could be seen. Many people throughout the world enjoyed a beautiful, full lunar eclipse. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

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Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram to Merge

Zuckerberg

On January 25, Zuckerberg announced plans to merge Whatsapp. Facebook, and Instagram. Despite this, the three services will remain their own individual apps. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Photo by Peter Barreras/Invision/AP

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