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Facebook Is Going To Share Users’ Data To Help In Emergencies

Facebook is going to share users data to organizations to help out in emergencies. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook said its going to create disaster maps for the aid to group such as Red Cross to show users locations, movements, and status updates.

“Facebook can help response organizations paint a more complete picture of affected people are located so they can decide where resources food, water and medical supplies are needed and where people are out of harm’s way,” Facebook said. Facebook had previously help users in dangerous areas to check-in as safe with family and friends.

The company said it only plans to share users location information people have chosen to share with Facebook. The event of an earthquake, flood or other catastrophe the map can pin point where to focus their attention on.

Facebook emphasized that it was only sharing information with trusted organizations that have to the ability to help people and at the same time respect our privacy standards.


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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harrassment Case

After an investigation into a sexual harassment case, Uber fired 20 employees on Tuesday at its San Francisco headquarters.

The story started back in February when a former engineer employee, Susan Fowler claimed she was sexually harassed by her supervisor, and the human resources department ignored her claims. At the same time, other employees reported similar systemic issues within Uber.

Uber hired former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to conduct an independent investigation into the claims. After the investigation, the findings would be presented to a group of Uber’s board members and a summary of the findings would be made public.

Amazon Offers 50% Discount for Prime Membership For People on Government Assistant

Amazon is making life easier for Americans who gets government assistance. Amazon says anyone who receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Woman, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) qualify to receive a discount of nearly half of Amazon Prime subscription.

Vice President of Amazon, Greg Greeley said, “We designed this membership option for customers receiving government assistance to make everyday selection and savings more accessible, including the many conveniences and entertainment benefits of Prime.” So instead of the usual prices of $10.99 per month or $99 per year, anyone who has a valid EBT card will only have to pay $5.99 a month.

Try a free 30 days subscription here: