What We’re Following
News From the Tech World: Facebook announced that “most” of its users could have had their profile information scraped by “malicious actors” through a data-access loophole—the latest in a series of scandals that have raised questions about the company’s ability to balance business goals against users’ best interests. And authorities are investigating what might have motivated a shooter to injure three people and take her own life at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday. Rachel Gutman has the key details in the Science, Technology, and Health spotlight, below.
Problems With Probes: President Trump is a “subject”—but not a “target”—of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new Washington Post report. Here’s what legal experts say that distinction could mean. The House Intelligence Committee recently ended its own investigation into the interference—a probe marred by intense partisan infighting. Natasha Bertrand tells the story of how things fell apart.
Class Demonstrations: Teachers in Oklahoma are on strike this week, calling for higher salaries and improvements to classroom supplies and facilities. And students at Howard University have been occupying their campus’s administrative building for an unprecedented seven days over a scandal related to the apparent misuse of financial-aid funds. This could foreshadow even more tenacious campus protests to come.