Hannah's Headlines- 5/2/2018

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How The Facebook Dating App Is Different Than Others - Mark Zuckerberg may have found a way to build trust and change online dating.

As we mentioned earlier, Facebook is launching its first dating service. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the move at the company's F8 developer conference in San Jose. He called it a natural fit since more than 200 million people list themselves as single on Facebook. The news immediately sent stock in other dating websites tumbling.

The goal is finding long-term relationships. No hook ups here. What is it that’s so different from all the other services? Here’s a breakdown.

  • It has its own messaging inbox. It will be completely separate so FB friends don’t see your activity.
  • You won’t be matched with any of your friends. Whew!
  • It goes deeper than a profile. You will be able to “unlock” individual events or groups you’re a member of to see potential matches and people who share your interests.
  • Matches will come up based on factors such as mutual friends, common interests, and dating preferences. Once you are both interested, you’ll be able to start messaging each other.In this case, you’ll have millions to choose from.Source: Bustle


Will The U.S. Have A “Space Force”? - President Trump wants to create a branch of the military that would fight in outer space.

The President spoke to members of the West Point football team at the White House Tuesday, and said his administration is thinking of adding a sixth branch to the U.S. military called the Space Force. Trump said, "We're getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons, and we are seriously thinking of the Space Force."

He first brought up the idea back in March, when he told military members in California that "space is war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea."

Naturally, since we don’t so anything in space, except the ISS, the internet had fun with this.

Source: USA Today


Facebook Announces "Clear History" Feature

While talking about what he’s done wrong, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is announcing a whole lot of things user will think are “right” at the company's F8 developer conference in San Jose yesterday.

Among them? A so-called "Clear History" feature, which Zuckerberg says will allow users to "flush" their history whenever they want – similar to how you clear cookies and history in a web browser. It would clear the history of what you've clicked on and websites you've visited while on Facebook.

He also said the update will allow users to see information about apps and websites they've interacted with and will be able to clear the info from their account, too.

  • In other Facebook news, Zuckerberg confirmed that the site is adding dating features where people can meet. Zuckerberg added that privacy will be key to the dating features then joked that it is meant for "long term relationships, not just for hook-ups."
  • Zuckerberg also announced that the Facebook-owned Instagram is getting a video chat feature.

Source: Facebook


United Airlines Announces New Restrictions For Pets

Planning to travel with your pets on United Airlines? The company has issued a new pet travel policy after a highly publicized death of a dog back in March - they also "lost" a couple of animals. Among the new directives? A number of breeds are banned – and if you’re looking to fly with your cat or dog – be prepared for them to end up in the cargo hold.

In addition, United will no longer transport more than 20 dog breeds and four breeds of cats in its cargo holds "out of concern for higher adverse health risks." They include: Boston terriers, boxers, pugs, and Persian cats.

Now, those animals will reportedly be allowed in the main cabin if their carrying cases fit under the seat. But you should also pay special attention to “hot weather cities.” United says they will no longer allow people to transport pets to or from Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs during the summer months because of the heat. The new restrictions go into effect on June 18th.

Source: CNBC


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