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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

BBC News - World - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:34
The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Multiple casualties after bomb goes off on bus outside Karbala

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:34
Security officials say several others wounded after explosive device planted on the bus detonated.
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Football: Roma's online campaign helps find five missing children

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:28
Fifth child found after Italian football club shares details of missing youth in videos of transfer announcements.
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Can the US guarantee Gulf security?

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:21
Washington has blamed Tehran for the attack on Saudi oil facilities and says it's now building a coalition against Iran.
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Justin Trudeau: Canada PM seeks to put blackface scandal behind him

BBC News - World - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:19
Old photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface roiled Canada's federal election campaign this week.
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Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India

BBC News - World - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:08
Indian Prime Minister Modi will address supporters in Houston, where he will be joined by Donald Trump.
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Yemen's Houthis say will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:29
Nearly a week after claiming drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, Yemen's rebels say will stop targeting the kingdom.
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Saudi oil facility attacks: Race on to restore supplies

BBC News - World - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:08
The BBC's Frank Gardner visits the Khurais and Abqaiq facilities targeted by drones and missiles.
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I’ve been using Apple’s big new iOS 13 update for 24 hours, and the new Messages and Photos updates are the best part

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:09

  • Apple released the iOS 13 update for iPhones this week.
  • The update comes with an updated Photos app, the long-awaited dark mode, and other changes.
  • While some say that iOS 13 is off a buggy start, I've had a good experience so far.
  • The best part are the changes to the Messages and Photos apps, both of which have updates that help you find exactly what you're looking for. 
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Apple released iOS 13 for iPhones as old as the 6S on Thursday — and although some people have been using the public beta since June, it's new to me.

I downloaded iOS 13 to my iPhone XR soon after it was released, and so far I've been impressed. While I haven't had the time to extensively test out every new feature in the sweeping new update, some updates stuck out immediately as clear improvements.

In this update, Apple focused on privacy, on performance, and on improving core apps like Photos, Maps, and Messages. I've been pleasantly surprised to find that those tweaks make my phone a little better and more useful:  The new design of the Photos app makes it more usable, so you can quickly find the photo you're looking for. I also found some useful updates in the Messages app and in the App Store.

Read more: Here's how to download iOS 13, Apple's big new iPhone update

Finally, I'm optimistic about Shortcuts, the Apple-made app for helping automate common tasks on your phone. It comes built-in to iOS 13 (before, it was a separate download), and suggests some helpful uses based on your habits. I've already used some of those routines several times.

The actual usefulness of these changes will become more clear over time, but here are some of my first impressions after a day with iOS 13:

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Messages got an update with some features that are already proving useful in the day I've had iOS 13.

I frequently go back in a message thread to try and find something I saved for later. In iOS 13, you can see photos and links separately under "info," eliminating the need to scroll up. I can already tell this will save me time and frustration.

It's also easier to manage and delete messages (something I should do more frequently to clear up space on my phone). Instead of swiping to delete individual threads, there's now a button that will allow you to "Manage Messages List" and delete multiple threads at once in one go.

I'll always happily take more Memoji options. Memoji are Apple's custom-made emoji that use the iPhone's front camera to track and match your facial expression — only available on the iPhone X and newer models.

Your options to share a message look a little different from before. The new design isn't exactly worse, but moving AirDrop down next to Messages means I've almost accidentally airdropped several random links to people on the train while trying to send them to my sister. The muscle memory is hard to unlearn.

A minor App Store change is already proving helpful. Now, you can delete apps straight from the same screen where you see all your pending app updates. That's handy, as seemingly every single app updates to support iOS 13 — I've seen a lot of apps that I've forgotten about, and that can now be deleted.

In the same spirit of decluttering my phone, I'm excited about the ability to automatically close tabs after certain periods in the Safari browser. I'm embarrassed to say how many were actually open when I went to test this feature.

I'm finally admitting to myself I'll never read the article I opened in March.



As a devotee of Twitter dark mode, I was excited to finally have the feature for my iPhone. Right now, I'm trying out the "Light Until Sunset," feature, letting my phone automatically switch between light and dark.

Typing by swiping across the keyboard is one of my favorite new features. I previously used Gboard to enable this feature, but occasionally updates would break it and I'd have to re-add the keyboard manually. Having the swipe built into keyboards makes it effortless to use.

You can toggle this setting on and off under Settings, then General, then Keyboard, and scroll to the bottom.



So far, the Photos redesign has made it easier for me to find pictures and sort through old photos.

I'm not sure how I feel about the photos feed hiding screenshots yet. It does make my albums look cleaner, but it takes an extra second to find a screenshot when that's what I'm looking for. Hiding duplicates is a handy feature, though.



Some new shortcuts look promising, although I haven't gotten to try them all out.

I can already tell that this shortcut that combines screenshots for easier sharing is going to get used all the time.

 

 



After a short time using the update, my advice is to download iOS 13 now, no need to wait for iOS 13.1. I haven't noticed any major bugs, and the system is certainly usable as-is. Playing with the cool new features — especially those updates to Photos and Messages — is worth any minor risks of bugginess, in my opinion.

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Facebook says it suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps for misusing data as part of its investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal (FB)

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:02

Facebook says in a blog post that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps from its platform for misusing and mishandling data in the year and a half since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Facebook's failure to properly protect billions of users' personal info, first came to light.

It wasn't until March 2018 that the sheer scale of the Cambridge Analytica security incident was reported: Over 87 million Facebook users had their personal data obtained by the political data-analytics firm via an external app in 2015, and the social network allegedly waited another two years to disclose that it had happened.

Facebook said Friday that the company has been investigating its app developers since news of the Cambridge Analytica incident came out in March 2018. As part of the investigation, Facebook reviewed "all of the apps that had access to large amounts of information."

So far in the investigation, Facebook has banned "tens of thousands" of apps for reasons including, "inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, making data publicly available without protecting people's identity or something else that was in clear violation of our policies." Facebook says these suspended apps only come from about 400 developers.

The "tens of thousands" number is a huge step-up from Facebook's last reported numbers of suspended apps: 200 in May 2018, then 400 apps in August of last year. Facebook says the review of its apps is "by no means finished."

Read more: Facebook understood how dangerous the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica could be much earlier than it previously said. Here's everything that's happened up until now.

Facebook's handling and use of data has been under intense scrutiny since the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion for its role in the incident, which the regulator says violated a past agreement that the company wouldn't hand over user data to third parties without consent. 

Recent news reports, based off of copies of internal documents, apparently show that Facebook was first made aware of a "potential data violation" in September 2015, but that the company didn't publicly address the matter until March 2018.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has also alleged that Facebook failed to disclose the breach for more that two years, and that the company instead relied to hypotheticals to tell investors that users data "may be improperly accessed, used or disclosed."

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How to change your Google Play account on any device

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:02

Google Play allows you to purchase movies, books, and TV shows — and at some point, you may want to add another Google Play account and switch back and forth between them. 

You can add another Google Play account and change between your accounts on any device, although what you can access will be limited depending on your device. 

While iOS users can access Google Play Movies & TV, Books, and Music on an iPhone or iPad, they will not have access to Google Play Games — which can only be downloaded on Android devices or Chromebooks.

Regardless of your device, you can still add a Google Play account and change between accounts on many Google Play apps. Here's how to get it done.

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Before you can switch between your Google accounts, you'll have to first add those additional accounts to your device:

1. Go into your device's settings.

2. Tap "Accounts," or "Users and Accounts," depending on your device, and then tap "Add Account."

3. Select "Google" — you may be asked to re-enter your device's pin or password at this point.

4. Sign into your other Google account and follow the steps to add your account.

5. Repeat as necessary, if you have more accounts to add.

How to change your Google Play account

Once you've added your other Google accounts to your device, switching between them on Google Play is a simple process. 

Here's what you'll need to do:

1. Open the Google Play app and tap the three lines in the top-left corner of the screen.

2. You'll see your name and email address at the top of the menu, and tap the down arrow.

3. Select the account you want to use.

After you've added multiple accounts, you'll also be able to do this via the Google Play website on your computer. Just click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen and select your desired account.

And, if for some reason you don't want to use the Google apps, you can use a web browser instead. 

In that case, go to play.google.com as you would on a computer, then tap the three lines in the top-left corner of the screen. Next, tap "Edit," located next to your profile picture and name, and select the account you want to use.

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'Powerful states' blocking data on firms in Israeli settlements

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:58
Amnesty urges UN member states to demand release of database listing companies operating in the illegal settlements.
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Amazon almost bought Netflix in 1998— and it inspired Netflix to drop the only profitable part of its business model

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:39

  • Netflix cofounder and original CEO Marc Randolph is the author of "That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea."
  • In it, he describes a little-known meeting between him, current Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos was interested in Netflix, and Amazon even offered to buy Netflix for $15 million.
  • Hastings thought that number was too low, and Netflix ultimately declined. But Randolph did seriously consider selling, especially because they weren't making money. Instead, him and Hastings decided to focus on the rentals side of their business, eventually leading to their subscription model.
  • Briefly, Amazon and Netflix had a partnership where the sites linked to each other, but it was ultimately quietly ended.
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In 1998, two months after Netflix was launched, cofounders Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings were called to a meeting with Jeff Bezos.

In Randolph's new book, "That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea," he describes the meeting that could have altered the fate of both companies.

 

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Bezos was most excited to hear about Netflix's launch day

Both companies used a bell on their launch days that rang every time a customer made an order. 

Bezos and Randolph also compared notes on their beta names. Netflix used to be called Kibble, and Amazon was Cadabra.



Amazon offered around $15 million for Netflix, which Hastings thought was too low

When Amazon said they were thinking of an offer in the "low eight figures," Hastings hesitated, according to the book. Randolph writes that Hastings thought that Netflix had "real potential," higher than that offer.

Randolph was fine with the money; selling would let them sidestep the issue that they weren't making money.

But, ultimately, while the two knew Amazon would eventually become a competitor, they decided it wasn't the "right moment to give up."



Meeting with Amazon inspired Randolph to propose getting rid of DVD sales altogether, which was the only profitable part of Netflix

When Hastings and Randolph met with Amazon, rentals only made up 3% of Netflix's revenue. But Randolph writes that meeting with Bezos reminded him that they could "never compete in the DVD retail sales market."

However, pivoting fully to rentals eventually led to the subscription model that became the foundation for modern Netflix.

 



Amazon and Netflix actually had a short-lived partnership

Even though the Netflix team didn't ultimately sell to Amazon, they did have a brief partnership. Netflix would include Amazon links for users to buy DVDs from, which, according to Randolph, sent Amazon "tens of thousands of customers." But while Amazon did link to Netflix for rentals, the links were "lackluster and hard to find," only sending Netflix hundreds of customers. 

Hastings decided to quietly end the partnership, which led to another push for Netflix to focus on rentals. This one led to the end of the late fee.



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Trump defends himself against whistle-blower complaint

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:34
Trump calls whistle-blower 'partisan', even though he said he doesn't know the identity or precise allegations.
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Nintendo just released the new $200 Nintendo Switch Lite — here's how it compares to the original (NTDOY)

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:27

Nintendo just released the Nintendo Switch Lite, a handheld-only version of its popular hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite in July after months of speculation about a cheaper, portable-only revision to its popular console. The Switch is already the best-selling video game console of 2019 at $300 — and a new "Pokémon" game coming this holiday season, along with the just-released "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening," are sure to boost sales even further, combined with the new, cheaper console.

Nintendo made a habit of making cheaper, more portable versions of its previous handheld consoles, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Switch Lite arrives as the popularity of the original Switch hits a fever pitch. I got some hands-on time with the Switch Lite prior to release, at a Nintendo press event at New York City's Rockefeller Center.

As a portable-only device with no Joy-Cons, the Switch Lite seems to forsake some of the original Switch's innovations in favor of embracing what's most important — the great games you can find on the platform.

Read more: Why Nintendo's cheaper new Switch could mean the death of its 3DS handheld console after eight years

The original Switch successfully introduced the idea of the hybrid video game console in March 2017. The Switch can be connected to a TV for high-fidelity gameplay, or taken on-the-go as a portable console. Furthermore, the Switch's controls can be separated from the console and used as two separate motion controllers called Joy-Cons. Nintendo sold more than 30 million Switch consoles in two years with these hybrid features at the core of its marketing.

But the Switch's success has also shown that there is a general interest in a portable video game console with access to the latest releases. The Switch Lite will appeal to players who may already own a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One and want to play games with the same level of quality while they're traveling. Parents may be more willing to invest in a handheld console at a lower price point when introducing their children to gaming.

Nintendo gave us a chance to try "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," "Super Mario Odyssey," "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," and "Super Mario Maker 2" on the Switch Lite during a private session.

Here's what it was like using the Nintendo Switch Lite, and how it compares to the original Nintendo Switch:

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The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three colors: yellow, gray, and turquoise.

Yellow has been a common color for Nintendo's handheld consoles in the past — the GameCube came in a yellow variation called "spice."

The gray Nintendo Switch Lite is bit darker than the original Switch, and is closer in color to more traditional electronics.

The turquoise color was quite popular with other folks at the hands-on event, but it might be my least favorite.

The Switch Lite feels noticeably lighter than the original Switch, and a bit sturdier without the detachable Joy-Cons. The software and games felt identical to the original Switch in terms of performance.

I used my own Switch for a size comparison with the Switch Lite. At first glance, the difference in screen size felt negligible.

The Switch Lite has a 5.5-inch screen from corner to corner, while the original Switch has a 6.2-inch screen. The Switch Lite has a smaller screen than the smallest iPhone XS, which is 5.8 inches across.

The Switch Lite owes its slimmer design to smaller controls, which became more clear when I took the Joy-Cons off the original Switch.

The Joy-Cons on the original Switch have built-in motion controls and are meant to serve as solo controllers, so it makes sense that they required extra space.

Without Joy-Cons, the Switch Lite doesn't have motion controls or HD rumble support, but it's much easier to hold in one hand.

The Switch Lite also has a traditional directional pad on the left, instead of the four direction buttons like on the Joy-Con. The Switch Lite has slightly smaller buttons overall, too.

The Switch Lite doesn't have a stand like the original Switch, so it will be tough to play games with a friend or use a different controller.

The Switch Lite offers three to seven hours of battery life, which is 30 more minutes than the original Switch released in March 2017. But the full Switch consoles released in August or later now have a battery of 4.5 to nine hours.

The Switch Lite has fewer moving parts than the original Switch, which will make it easier to travel with or leave hanging around the couch.

The portable-only Nintendo Switch Lite is on sale now for $200.

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Google sued by engineering executive alleging she was paid 'hundreds of thousands' less than her male peers and demoted for complaining

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:24

A Google engineering executive is suing the tech company, alleging that the company paid her "hundreds of thousands" less than male peers of equal stature, and retaliated against her after she complained about gender discrimination.

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Ulku Rowe accused Google of gender-based discrimination and pay discrimination, in violation of the US Equal Pay Act, stemming from the company allegedly paying her less than her male counterparts "for substantially equivalent work that required substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and was performed under similar working conditions."

Rowe is currently an engineering director at Google Cloud, where she's been since March 2017. Rowe is seeking "damages" in the lawsuit, and that Google pay back her earnings she said she would have received if Google hadn't engaged in its "unlawful treatment."

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The suit alleges that when Rowe was first hired as a technical director at Google, she was made a Level 8 employee, although her past experience put her more on par with a Level 9 position, which pays "hundreds of thousands of dollars" more. When Rowe raised those concerns, the hiring manager told her all technical directors were hired at Level 8, and that she was situated to make more than at her previous job at JPMorgan and take over Google Cloud's financial services division, the lawsuit says.

After starting her job, the suit alleges Rowe learned that her male colleagues with similar backgrounds and job descriptions, who were also technical directors, were hired at Level 9. Rowe was also not given her promised annual equity refreshes that would have raised her annual salary above her compensation at her previous Wall Street job, according to the lawsuit. Further, when it came time to appoint a vice president for the financial services division, Rowe was allegedly passed over, and a "less-qualified" man who had been with Google for only six months was given the position.

The lawsuit says that Google's human resources conducted a "cursory investigation" in November 2018 into Rowe's complaints about "discriminatory pay and promotion practices," but told her they didn't find that the company had "committed any wrongdoing."

In a statement to Business Insider, Google said it had conducted an investigation into Rowe's "complaints regarding unfair pay and level-at-hire," but that its findings "did not substantiate her concerns."

Rowe's lawsuit states that she was told in April 2019 that her position would change at Google, and was offered three options that were "reasonably perceived as demotions," with fewer responsibilities and advancement opportunities. The lawsuit alleges that this was a retaliation to Rowe's gender discrimination complaints.

Google didn't comment further beyond saying that the multi-billion-dollar tech company "take[s] all complaints about unfair pay seriously."

This isn't the first time that Google has faced accusations of mistreating female employees and retaliating against workers who speak out about alleged discrimination. A memo from a Google employee who said she suffered discrimination and relation while pregnant went viral in August.

Thousands of Google employees participated in a mass walkout last year in protest of the company's mishandling of sexual harassment cases and past allegations of sexual misconduct from senior executives. In its wake, two of the women who spearheaded the Google Walkout — Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton — said they where retaliated against and demoted. Both Whittaker and Stapleton have since left the company.

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Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak

Al Jazeera - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:23
Two cases have been confirmed in children and traces of the virus were found in sewage in two regions.
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Amazon says it received more than 200,000 job applications for its 30,000 open positions (AMZN)

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:17

  • Amazon is on a hiring spree to fill more than 30,000 open positions across its corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and stores.
  • According to Amazon, more than 208,000 people have submitted online applications since the company announced its Career Day events, which were held this week in six major US cities. 
  • Amazon collectively conducted 4,500 interview training sessions and reviewed more than 7,000 resumes during these events, the company said. 
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Since announcing its Career Day recruitment events earlier this month, Amazon has received more than 200,000 online applications for 30,000 open spots. 

The influx of applicants came in the days leading up to and following Amazon's nationwide Career Day events, held this week in Boston, Nashville, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and Arlington, Virginia. According to Amazon, the e-commerce giant has now received 208,000 applicants, at the rate of more than 18 job applications per minute. 

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Across the events — which attracted thousands of prospective employees — Amazon recruiters conducted 4,500 interview training sessions and reviewed more than 7,000 resumes, the company reported. Its most highly attended Career Day was in Arlington, where more than 5,000 people attended in hopes of snagging jobs at Amazon's second headquarters, which is expected to open officially later this month. 

"We've been humbled by the response," Ardine Williams, Amazon's vice president of workforce development, told Business Insider at the Arlington event. "I think it's far exceeded my expectations. Clearly this is what I was hoping for."

Attendees were told in advance that the company would not be taking applications at the event and instead would provide information on open roles as well as provide career development services. Prospective employees were encouraged to apply for the roles online, which span across corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and stores. 

"People across the country understand the value of Amazon jobs with $15 minimum wage, full benefits from day one, and upskilling opportunities, and they demonstrated that by submitting more than 208,000 applications for careers at Amazon in the past week," Beth Galetti, senior vice president of HR at Amazon, said in a press statement. 

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California and 22 other states are suing the Trump administration over auto-emissions rules

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:06

  • California was joined by 22 states ,as well as Los Angeles and New York City, to block the Trump administration's effort to undo California's waiver to set its own emissions standards for cars.
  • California has had its waiver in place since the 1970 Clean Air Act.
  • Trump maintains that removing the waiver would lead to cheaper and safer cars.
  • But the auto industry has opposed the administration, arguing that it doesn't want to deal with multiple national standards and has already undertaken new-vehicle development based in California's rules.
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A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration's determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero emission vehicle mandates.

The states, led by California and joined by the District of Columbia, Los Angeles and New York City, are seeking a court order blocking a determination unveiled Thursday by the US Transportation Department and its agency the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to papers filed in the US District Court in Washington.

The department said federal law preempts state and local regulation of vehicle fuel economy, including California's greenhouse gas vehicle emissions rules that are followed by about a dozen other states.

This showdown has created the potential for a constitutional battle over states' rights versus the federal regulatory apparatus. The Supreme Court could ultimately have to rule on the matter.

Automakers have objected to diverging from California's standard because they've already committed to developing vehicles based its rules. Four automakers — Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW — formed a pact earlier this year to follow California's standards, seeking to achieve about 50 mpg on average by 2026. 

(Reuters reporting by David Shepardson; editing by David Gregorio.

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How to download your own YouTube videos in 3 different ways

Businessinsider - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:06

Your YouTube channel can be whatever you want it to be, but ultimately, it acts as a living record of your work. 

And for many, it's representative of hours and hours of work, both on camera and off. 

So it's always good to have a backup of your videos by downloading them onto your computer or another storage device to ensure that nothing is lost in the event of a technical glitch.

For the record, you can only download your own YouTube videos with these methods. And there is a limit to the number of times you can download each video through YouTube, per day. 

With that in mind, here are the methods you can use to download your YouTube video. 

How to download your own YouTube videos

There are actually three primary ways to get this done. 

You can use Google Takeout to grab all of your data, including YouTube videos. 

Or you can do it using YouTube itself — on either YouTube Studio (Beta) or Classic.

How to download your own YouTube videos in Studio Beta

Here's how to use the Beta-version method:

1. Go to youtube.com and sign into your account, if necessary.

2. Click your profile photo in the top-right corner of the screen and select "YouTube Studio (beta)."

3. Click the "Videos" tab in the left sidebar.

4. Hover your cursor over the video you want to download, then click the three dots that appear to the right of the video's name.

5. Click "Download."

How to download your own YouTube videos in Studio Classic

You can also download your videos through the YouTube Studio Classic. Here's how:

1. Go to youtube.com and sign into your account, if necessary.

2. Click on your profile picture and then select "YouTube Studio (Beta)."

3. In the bottom-left corner of the screen click "Creator Studio Classic."

4. Either click into the "Videos" section toward the middle of the screen, or select "Video Manager" in the left sidebar.

5. Next to the video you want to download, click the down carrot.

6. Select "Download MP4."

Keep in mind that you won't be able to download your video if it's been removed from YouTube, has a copyright or community guidelines strike against it, uses a pre-approved audio track, or if you've already downloaded it five times within the last 24 hours.

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