Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.
Broken dams across the state only worsened last year’s historic floods in South Carolina. In Lexington, three dams burst, washing debris through the city and flooding U.S. Highway 1. Mayor Steve MacDougall recounts in this story the damage done, and he and city Special Projects Manager Wesley Crosby talk about the city’s efforts to get FEMA funding not only for a public dam replacement, but also for a private one that the city had plans to make a public access space. While still waiting on final approval for what FEMA has unofficially looked upon with favor, Crosby discusses a grant already won by the city for a diversion dike, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.
“Frankenstein” is a classic of fiction, movies, and other media, and also a Halloween staple. The novel has not been out of print in the two centuries since it was published in 1818. USC English Professor Paula Feldman, an authority on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein,” talks about the real- life tragedies in Shelley’s life that caused her to wish she could bring the dead to life again, and the dreams that inspired the writing of the classic book that is regarded as the first science fiction novel.
The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.