1. Uber Eats has admitted that it effectively bullied restaurants on its platform, forcing them to take the blame for botched deliveries that weren't their fault. An investigation by the ACCC showed that it had done so since at least 2016, and it will now be forced to change its contracts to enforce better behaviour.
2. Elon Musk plans to connect people's brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery. He has reportedly invested $100 million into Neuralink, the secretive company that wants to perform the operation.
3. FaceApp privacy concerns. The viral app making you look older using AI is owned by a Russian tech company and there are fears the developers could be hoarding your valuable personal data. FaceApp told TechCrunch that no data is "transferred to Russia" even though its research and development team is based there.
Creepy how accurate that FaceApp thing is. I aged a young Pacino and it looks almost exactly like the actual old Pacino. pic.twitter.com/IVrefbsjb1
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 17, 2019
9. New light has been shed on how a multitude of mistakes allowed a fire in Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to burn for a full half-hour before it was located. Firefighters managed to save the structure of the 850-year-old monument back in April, despite the fire destroying much of the interior.
5. Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman will spend the rest of his life in prison after a US court found him guilty of running a drug empire responsible for smuggling tonnes of drugs and murdering dozens of people. Guzman was also ordered to foreit around $18 billion of his fortune to prosecutors.
Infographic on Joaquin "ElChapo" Guzman after the former head of the Sinaloa drug cartel is sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years pic.twitter.com/P6V5WABuoq
— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 17, 2019
6. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called on Donald Trump to send US Naval ships to defend the island nation against Chinese military aggression in the South China Sea. With accusations that China rammed a Filipino fishing boat, the incident threatens to reignite long-running tensions in this strategic region.
7. An investigation has revealed exactly how North Korea imports luxury armoured vehicles despite sanctions. The journey of two $US500,000 Mercedes vehicles was tracked from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Pyongyang and shows the lengths that are gone to to ascertain prohibited goods.
8. Facebook's plans to launch its digital currency Libra have faced another setback after they were ravaged overnight by US lawmakers. One said the social media giant's track record showed it had "burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience". Another senator claimed Libra would hurt the US more than the 9/11 attacks.
9. Google has finally confirmed it has killed a project to build a censored search engine for China. Google vice president Karan Bhatia made the announcement in a US Sentate hearing just two days after Google was accused of being treasonous by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel for working with China's military.
10. UK citizens could be headed back to the polls much sooner than expected as Boris Johnson reportedly considers calling an early election if he replaces incumbent Theresa May. His motivation? To capitalise on a divided Labour Party under leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Fifty years on from the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has released a video showing what astronaut Neil Armstrong would have seen from his window as he landed and before he became the first person to walk on the lunar surface.
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