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March 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated March 2, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

US News | World News | Disaster 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 March 2019:

  1. NYC Wants Amazon HQ2 Back
  2. Momo Challenge Hoax
  3. Protests Over Internet Restrictions
  4. FEMA Exposed Data
  5. Google Shuts Down Google+

NYC Wants Amazon HQ2 Back

Amazon NYC

On March 1, it was announced that New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo was in the midst of making calls with Amazon in attempts to get the second headquarters back. Amazon has yet to respond. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Karen Matthews, File

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Momo Challenge Hoax

Momo Hoax

On March 1, it was announced that the “Momo challenge,” which caused a nationwide panic late last month, was actually a hoax. Charities found that the sharing of the hoax has actually now led to “momo” appearing more commonly in children’s videos and social media. The actual challenge itself is thought to have not existed until the hoax gained popularity. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

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Protests Over Internet Restrictions

Moscow Protests

On March 10, thousands of people flooded the streets of Moscow to protest against recent internet restrictions. Authorities stated the restrictions were to prevent foreign meddling in Russia, but not many people believe that. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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FEMA Exposed Data

FEMA

On March 23, it was announced that FEMA improperly shared records, exposing 2.3 million survivors to identity theft. FEMA has admitted to a possible leak, but does not believe any information was actually compromised. (BBC)

Photo Source: Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch /IPX

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Google Shuts Down Google+

Google

On March 31, Google+ enjoyed the last few days of operation, as it will be shut down beginning next month. The platform was launched in 2011, but failed despite the company’s efforts to push it. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Francois Mori, File

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