The Daily Data: Friday, February 7, 2020
The Daily Data sums up the numbers making headlines.
Here are the figures for Friday, February 7, 2020.
According to Oprah, Gayle King has not slept in two days. King received widespread backlash for asking about Kobe Bryant’s rape allegations in a recent interview with Lisa Leslie. This morning, during an appearance on the “Today” show with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, Oprah tearfully explained, “She is not doing well because she now has death threats and has to now travel with security. She is feeling very much attacked.” Watch Oprah’s full response.
In the past three days, Israeli forces have killed 3 Palestinian teenagers. Their deaths come in the midst of heightened violence in the occupied West Bank. More Israeli troops have been deployed in the region since U.S. President Donald Trump presented his peace plan last week. The plan is considered controversial because it gives Israel full control over Jerusalem and the right to annex territories in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected the plan, calling for protests in the street. In an open letter, more than 100 House Democrats in the U.S. have also rejected the Trump’s Middle East peace plan. Learn more via Al Jazeera.
Antartica hit 65 degrees (18.3C), the hottest temperature ever recorded. This means that at the time of measurement, the continent was warmer than New York City. The reading was taken on Thursday by Esperanza Base, an Argentine research center and has been verified by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Get more stats on how quickly the continent is changing via The Guardian.
Apple has to pay a $27 million fine for purposely slowing down older iPhone models without telling customers. The DGCCRF, a fraud regulator in France said customers “were not informed that installing iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices.” Apple has agreed to display a notice on its website (French-language) for one month which states, “Apple committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission.” Learn more here.