1. A 29 year old Australian man is reportedly being detained in North Korea. Alek Sigley was studying in Pyongyang and is believed to be the only Australian in North Korea. He would often post about his experiences on Facebook and Twitter, despite living in a country that forbids access to the internet. Here is everything we know so far.
(2/4) Having my measurements taken, I ordered a football/soccer kit identical to that of the DPRK National Team, and a DPRK Olympic uniform.
(2/4) 나는 이 상점에 가서, 치수를 잰 후 북조선 축구 종합(국가대표) 팀, 올림픽 선수단이 입었던 것과 꼭같은 것을 주문했다. pic.twitter.com/nRLBYFfUuY
— Alek Sigley (@AlekSigley) June 22, 2019
2. Facebook believes individuals should be held responsible for any defamatory content they post on the platform. It comes after a landmark ruling in Australia that could find media companies liable for defamatory comments their readers post under a story.
3. Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to give President Donald Trump a number of conditions the US would have to meet to reduce trade tensions between the countries at the upcoming G20 summit. Among the conditions is a request to lift all tariffs on Chinese goods and remove the ban on Huawei.
4. Stocks in the US are trading at near all-time highs. However experts say investors may be complacent about looming threats, including the possibility of the US-China trade war escalating.
5. Twitter is going to start putting warnings on tweets by politicians and world leaders that violate its rules. It comes amid ongoing calls for US President Donald Trump to be banned from the social media platform.
6. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is reportedly looking to raise more than US$300 million which could push its total fundraising this year to more than US$1 billion. It follows the company’s recent launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket.
7. Uber is set to expand in Western Africa. Uber’s shares have increased by as much as 5% after the company announced its plans to expand its services in Western Africa. The company is also looking at launching a boat service in Nigeria.
8. Alphabet’s cybersecurity business Chronicle is being absorbed into Google and will join the company’s Cloud division. It comes after Chronicle had become its own separate company under the Alphabet umbrella.
9. Trump wants to delay the 2020 US census. US President Donald Trump said he would delay the 2020 US census after the US Supreme Court rejected his administration’s attempt to add a question about an individual’s citizenship to the forms.
10. A super fast phone charger is coming. Vivo, one of the most innovative companies to come out of China, has unveiled a new charging technology that can charge a phone in just 13 minutes.
Here’s something to warm you up this winter – a firepit that doesn’t produce smoke.
You can control how intense your fire gets with an app pic.twitter.com/GhxQ76Y4C3
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