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July 2020 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated July 4, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

World News | Disaster News | US News

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 June 2020:

  1. Mysterious Elephant Deaths
  2. Apps Caught Scanning iPhone Clipboard
  3. Massive Twitter Hack
  4. China Goes to Mars
  5. Stonehenge Solved

Mysterious Elephant Deaths

Elephant Deaths

On July 1, hundreds of elephants were found dead in Botswana. The deaths have been occurring for the past two months now. More than 350 elephants have died since May. Scientists in Botswana are baffled by the deaths, and test results are still weeks away. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Petr David Josek

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Apps Caught Scanning iPhone Clipboard

iPhone Scanning

On July 6, it was reported that Reddit and LinkedIn have been scanning the copied text on iPhone clipboards. Both Reddit and LinkedIn have announced that they will update their apps to no longer scan clipboards. The new code will be released next week. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tali Arbel

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Massive Twitter Hack

Twitter Hacks

On July 15, some of the most prominent Twitter accounts were hacked, scamming over $120,000 for the hackers before being shut down. Various verified accounts, including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Apple, Joe Biden, and Bill Gates, were hacked and used to ask for Bitcoins. Twitter security personnel, cybersecurity experts, and the FBI are currently investigating the hacking. All verified accounts were suspended until Twitter could be secured. (CNN)

Photo Source: John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx

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China Goes to Mars

China Mars

On July 23, China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover left Earth to begin its first mission around the planet. Three days prior, the United Arab Emirates launched its first rover to orbit Mars, and the US hopes to have a rover launched in the near future. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andy Wong

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Stonehenge Solved

Stonehenge

On July 29, a missing piece of Stonehenge was returned after 60 years, helping researchers uncover its mystery. After the return of the core, archaeologists were able to analyze the chemical composition. Researchers now believe the stones came from Marlborough Downs. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File

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