November 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated November 25, 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 November 2019:

  1. Airbnb Bans Party Houses
  2. Privacy Flaws in Facebook Groups
  3. Brain Implants in Drug Addicts
  4. Ebola Vaccine Approved
  5. Uber Loses London License
  6. Potential Sale of .org Domain

Airbnb Bans Party Houses


On November 2, Airbnb announced they will no longer allow party houses after a shooting a few days ago. On October 31, five people were shot dead at a Halloween party in an Airbnb rental. The shooting occurred in California. The party had been advertised publicly on social media. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File

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Privacy Flaws in Facebook Groups


On November 6, Facebook announced that it recently found a privacy flaw that allows app developers to find restricted data in private groups. Facebook has been attempting to restrict the information app developers can see. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

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Brain Implants in Drug Addicts

Brain Implant

On November 8, it was announced that a US trial was in the works that gives drug addicted patients a brain implant. The implant is designed to reduce cravings. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tony Avelar

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Ebola Vaccine Approved

Ebola Vaccine

On November 13, the Ebola vaccine was approved after its second trial. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be used in conjunction with a Merick vaccine that has already been administered to people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro

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Uber Loses London License


On November 25, London transit officials decided not to extend Uber’s license in the city. The decision comes after security risks in the past months that allowed unauthorized drivers to pass themselves off as Uber drivers. Uber can continue to provide services in London as the company appeals its case. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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Potential Sale of .org Domain

Domain Sale

On November 25, Girl Scouts or America and the YMCA joined protests regarding the sale of the .org domain. Public Internet Registry (PIR) which runs .org was sold to a private company a few days prior. Many organizations worry about the future of the domain. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

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