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Bi-Parisian bill would make tech companies share how much they make off your data

(CNN) —  Have you ever stop to ask yourself how much you’re worth? A Bi-Partisan bill in the U.S. Senate is asking for you. It’s part of the “Dashboard Act” a bill which would force top tech companies to tell us how much they make from our data. That includes Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter and any other “commercial data operators”…

One child dead, two others hospitalized after house is shot at

Anderson, SC (WOLO) — An 11 year-old girl is dead and two others are in the hospital after a shooting in the upstate early Sunday morning. Police in Anderson say three people were were inside a home when someone fired at least 35 rounds from outside of the residence. The three victims inside were taken to the hospital where authorities…

Toys ‘R’ Us making plans to return in the US

(CNN) — Toys “R” Us stores are coming back this year. Richard Barry, CEO of Tru Kids Brands and former global chief merchandising officer at Toys “R” Us, plans to open at least two Toys “R” Us stores this year, according to a person familiar with Barry’s plans. Tru Kids Brands’ owners won the rights to the Toys “R” Us…

The latest flu season lasted 21 weeks, the longest in a decade

(CNN) – The 2018-2019 flu season lasted 21 weeks, the longest in a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this season was marked by two separate waves of the influenza A virus which scientists called very unusual. Despite the length and unusual activity the CDC says it was only a moderately severe season. Officials say with the…

Law named after murdered USC student Samantha Josephson passes in her home state of New Jersey

(CNN) —- The death of USC student Samantha Josephson is prompting ride share laws across the country. Thursday New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed “Sami’s Law” to protect riders on ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft. Josephson, was a senior at the University of South Carolina when she was kidnapped and killed in March  after getting into a car in…

YouTube considering changing auto-play feature for kids’ safety

(CNN) – YouTube is looking into changing its auto play and recommendation features to better handle child content. The streaming service says they may do away with the auto play feature allowing recommended videos to play one after the other. YouTube has been criticized that some of the videos recommended aren’t always kid friendly. YouTube may also move children’s videos…