Week in Review: Hurricane Michael, Turkish Journalist, & Google+
This post was written by Stephen Nielsen. Read his bio here.
1. Hurricane Michael hit the panhandle and surrounding states on Thursday morning. At that time, the hurricane was a category 4. As Floridians deal with the aftermath, the National Guard, among other institutions, have arrived to aid the relief efforts. Learn more here. USAToday has pictures and footage of the aftermath.
2. Turkish Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing on October 2 was reportedly murdered and tortured in a Saudi Consulate. The Turkish intelligence reports that the journalist recorded his own death. The US is also involved, and Mr. Khashoggi wrote a column in The Washington Post. Follow the story here.
3. Yesterday, Singapore Airlines set the new ‘World’s Longest Flight’ record between Singapore and Newark, NJ. The total flight time was 17 hours and 25 minutes, covering 10,400 miles. See the route and more details here.
4. If you remember MySpace, and how it failed, here’s another similar story. If you weren’t previously aware, Google started a social media service called Google+ in 2011. Google declared this Monday that it will cancel this service. This comes as little surprise, and after some privacy breach allegations. Read the rest here.