July 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated July 7, 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 July 2019:

  1. Cure for HIV in Mice
  2. Twitch Bans Streamers in Safety Measure
  3. Facebook Fined $5 Billion
  4. Facebook Kids App Has Flaw
  5. Capital One Hack

Cure for HIV in Mice

HIV Cure

On July 2, researchers announced that they had successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice. This is a positive step towards curing HIV and changing the lives of the 37 million who are affected. (CNN)

Photo Source: Steve Ruark/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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Twitch Bans Streamers in Safety Measure

Twitch Logo

On July 12, streaming platform Twitch announced that it will be banning streamers who film while driving. The company is also banning IRL streamers who film in private spaces. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

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Facebook Fined $5 Billion

Facebook Fine

On July 13, prosecutors enacted a $5 billion fine against Facebook for violating privacy laws. Facebook has yet to comment on the ruling. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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Facebook Kids App Has Flaw

Facebook Kids

On July 23, Facebook confirmed that a bug found in its under-13 app has allowed unapproved strangers into chats. Before the flaw was discovered, it was believed that kids couldn’t communicate with anyone until it was approved by the parents. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

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Capital One Hack

Capital One Hack

On July 30, a woman was arrested under suspicion that she was involved in a Capital One data breach. The company announced that the breach has affected 106 million users. The company said names, phone numbers, and addresses were obtained, but credit card numbers and social security numbers should be safe. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

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