Mark Zuckerberg has extended his apology tour to Europe. But he got some sharp questions from members of the EU’s parliament on Tuesday. Europe has taken the lead when it comes to online privacy protections. Its new online privacy law -- the General Data Protection Regulation -- tightens restrictions on how customer data can be handled. It takes effect on Friday.
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We end our series of interviews with the top contenders in the race to be California’s next governor. Republican State Assemblyman Travis Allen represents parts of Orange County, including Huntington Beach. A new LA Times poll puts him at 5th place in the race. We talk housing, the Republican effort to repeal the gas tax, and immigration. Allen claims that undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a much higher rate than US citizens.
Travis Allen courtesy of Allen's gubernatorial campaign
Philip Roth died Tuesday of congestive heart failure. He was 85. His career began in the 1950s, and lasted almost until the end of his life. He wrote more than 30 novels and short story collections. He won every major American literary award, including the Pulitzer and National Book Award.
You might think classical music sounds nice, but it’s actually effective in driving people away. One Burger King in San Francisco is constantly playing Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart. Homeless people and teens don’t seem to want to hang around when the music is playing. This tactic originates from a 7-Eleven in British Columbia several decades ago, and now it’s being used worldwide.
Lily E. Hirsch, California State University Bakersfield; author of “Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment”
Theodore Gioia, writes about music, literature and popular culture (@tedgioia)
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