SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 89

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Nostalgia 2018 April Facebook founder testifies in Cambridge Analytica scandal on April 10-11 Earlier in the year, the furore over allegations that over the personal information of over 85 million Facebook users was sold to now-defunct political consulting and data analysis firm called Cambridge Analytica started resulting in anger and condemnation of Facebook and its founder. The sale was a direct breach of the consent decree entered into law by the platform with the American Federal Trade Commission, forcing founder Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transpotation. By Anthony Quintano from Honolulu, HI, United States - Mark Zuckerberg F8 2018 Keynote, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70827607 April 18, Saudi Arabia ends theater ban Saudi Arabia unveiled its first cinema in over thirty five years with a private screening of the blockbuster Black Panther. The country marked a 35-year ban on movie theaters by screening the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” at cinemas in the capital city of Riyadh. Initial shows were initiation-only and public showings began soon after. Riyadh https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63244187 89 | P a g e