theNewsWorthy: Thursday, October 18th, 2018


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Missing Journalist Latest: President Trump expects a "full report" today from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is returning from a visit to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Reports say there are audio tapes to prove the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, even though the Saudi King has denied it. President Trump says he doesn't want to rush to judgement. Also, The Washington Post published what is likely Khashoggi's final report. It's about the need for freedom of the press in the Middle East.
Read more: APWSJFOX NewsABC NewsThe Washington Post

Migrant Caravan:  The Mexican government says it'll try to intervene as an estimated 4,000 people left Honduras and are heading toward the U.S. border. President Trump warned other countries in the area to stop the migrant caravan.
Read more:USA Today,NBC News,AP

'Spammers' on Facebook: A new report says Facebook believes "spammers" pretending to be a digital marketing company are actually responsible for last month's data breach,notforeign governments. Buuut at the same time, Twitter released 10 million tweets linked to accounts tied to Russia and Iran.
Read more: Facebook 'Spammers'WSJ,Business Insider/ Twitter DataABC News,Twitter

Apple's Privacy: Curious what data Apple has about you? The company is trying to prove it doesn't keep much by launching a new privacy site. You can find all the data the company keeps.
Read more:CNBC,Fast Company,Apple Privacy Site

"Fan Interference": Did fans really interfere? That's the big, controversial question after Game 4 of the American League Championship Series last night. The umpire called it "fan interference" and it may have cost the Astros the game. Now, if the Red Sox win tonight, they're heading to the World Series. 
Read more:USA Today (video), ESPNLA Times

The Real Worldon Facebook Watch: It was the world's first "reality show," and now it's going digital. MTV'sThe Real Worldwill be on Facebook Watch, starting next year. It'll be interactive, so fans can vote for the final cast member.
Read more:Vulture,Deadline

ByeBye Big Bird: It's the end of an era onSesame Street. The guy who was the voice of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is retiring after nearly 50 years on the job.
Read more: Variety,CBS News

Hello Jackpots: There were no winners for the Mega Millions or the Powerball jackpots earlier this week, so the jackpots went up again! They total $1.3 billion. The next drawings are Friday and Saturday.
Read more:USA Today,ABC News


China’s Social Credit scores

Read more: CNBC, USA Today, Business Insider

Today’s guest:

Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman is an acclaimed author and lecturer at Oxford University who writes and researches about how technology is transforming trust and what this means for life, work and how we do business. Her TED Talks on the same topic have been viewed more than 4 million times and subtitled in 29 different languages. Her books include the recently released Who Can You Trust? and before that a ground-breaking book on the rise of the sharing economy.


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