The Daily Data: Friday, January 31, 2020
The Daily Data sums up the numbers making headlines.
Here are the figures for Friday, January 31, 2020.
Over 3 million people (and counting) have signed a petition asking the NBA to permanently change its logo to a silhouette of the late Kobe Bryant. Currently, the logo is inspired by Jerry West, a Lakers legend who was a close mentor to Bryant. In the past, West has publicly been open to the idea of updating the logo. And now, Newsweek is reporting that the designer of the original logo would be willing to change it to honor Kobe Bryant. View the petition here.
The U.S. government has expanded its travel ban program, adding 6 countries to the list. Specifically, citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will be blocked from immigrating to the United States. Individuals from these countries are still allowed to visit as tourists. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf stated, “these countries, for the most part, want to be helpful but for a variety of different reasons simply failed to meet those minimum requirements that we laid out.” Learn more.
Today is Brexit. The U.K. officially leaves the European Union at 11pm. Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a video message stating it would be a moment for “real national renewal and change.” The Telegraph filmed the Union Jack flag being taken down and replaced with the EU flag in Brussels, at the European Union Council building. Watch it here.
Tomorrow, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones. To enhance security, the Facebook-owned messaging app will only work on Android 4.0.3 onwards and Apple devices running iOS 9. Learn more