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  • Photodisc/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) -- Facebook must stop tracking Belgian users who are surfing the web outside of the social network -- or face a fine of more than $300,000 a day, a Belgian court ruled.The court also ordered Facebook to delete data that it has already gathered from these users. If Facebook doesn't abide by this order, it will face a fine of $312,000 a day, the court ruled.Facebook “doesn’t sufficiently inform” clients about the data it gathers or explain what it does with the information, the Brussels Court of First Instance said in a statement, according to Bloomberg."Facebook can follow your surfing behavior without you realizing it, let alone want it, on the basis of those invisible pixels that Facebook has placed on more than 10,000 other websites," the court said.Facebook said it is “disappointed” with the verdict and plans to appeal, Facebook’s head of public policy for Europe, Richard Allan, told Bloomberg. “Over recent years, we have worked hard to help people understand how we use cookies to keep Facebook secure and show them relevant content,” he said."The cookies and pixels we use are industry-standard technologies. We require any business that uses our technologies to provide clear notice to end-users, and we give people the right to opt-out of having data collected on sites and apps off Facebook being used for ads."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • The Walt Disney Disney Co.(NEW YORK) -- Big news, summer travelers: Toy Story Land, one of the most anticipated family attractions in 2018, has an official opening date: June 30.To celebrate the announcement, Disney brought a piece of the new land right to New York City's Times Square. Slinky Dog Dash is one of many attractions in the new 11-acre Toy Story Land where guests will shrink to the size of a toy and be surrounded by giant versions of childhood toys.“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences, Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals -- and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”While the original Toy Story movie was released in 1995, Toy Story Midway Mania opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's California Adventure in 2008.Now, 10 years later, the all-new addition to Disney's Hollywood Studios is set against the backdrop of Andy's backyard. One of the main attractions includes Slinky Dog Dash, a ride for the whole family where Slinky Dog twists his coils around curves, hills and drops across Toy Story Land. Alien Swirling Saucers is another fun attraction for guests, where they will board a toy rocket for a spin through space.When it comes time for a bite to eat, head to Woody's Lunch Box, a walk-up window serving old-fashioned soda floats along with other tasty eats and treats.To Disney World -- and infinity and beyond!Disney is the parent company of ABC News.
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  • Maria Falaschi/Twitter(HONOLULU) -- Passengers on a Hawaii-bound United Airlines flight got the scare of a lifetime on Tuesday when a part of the plane's engine fell apart in midair, leaving metal pieces flapping in the wind."I thought we were going to die, and hoped that my kids knew that I loved them," one passenger told ABC News after the plane made an emergency landing. "It was horrible.""The flight attendants were really professional, but they were scared. You could tell from their face,” she added.United flight 1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu made an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon after a “mechanical issue” caused the plane’s engine cover to come apart, the airline said in a statement Tuesday.The plane, a Boeing 777, landed safely and no injuries were reported."United flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco landed safely after the pilots called for an emergency landing because of a loss of the engine cowling (the covering of the engine),” the statement said. “Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft. The aircraft taxied to the gate, and passengers deplaned normally.""The flight landed safely, and all passengers deplaned normally at the gate," it added in separate statement.United did not say exactly when the cowling came off, but it said there was no debris on the runway or taxiways.Horrified passengers shared images from inside the plane, showing what appeared to be the plane’s bare engine, exposed in midair.One of the passengers said he heard “a big metallic bang” that was followed by about 40 minutes of “shaking” until the plane finally landed.A passenger, who shared images from aboard on Twitter, referred to the incident as the “scariest flight of my life,” while another said it felt like “people calmly preparing themselves for death” as the plane braced for the emergency landing.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. stock market, which has lost more than $3 trillion in the last 15 days, ended the week with a dramatic late-day rally in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 331 points after tripping and falling more than 500 points earlier in the session.The Dow gave traders a whipsaw day with a series of stomach-churning nosedives and precipitous spikes before bargain hunters moved in during the final two hours of trading and sent the market soaring into the closing bell.The Dow closed up 1.38 percent to 23,190.The other major indexes also traded up. The S&P 500 jumped 38 points to close at 2,641, and the Nasdaq vaulted 97 points to 6,874, up 1.44 percent from the previous day.It was only the second day in the past six trading days that the Dow finished in the green. Friday's rally came a day after the Dow tumbled 1,032 points. The week started with the index sinking a record 1,175 points.Overall, the Dow ended the week down 5 percent.Since the Dow hit a record high of 26,616 on Jan. 26, the U.S. stock market has lost a whopping $3.1 trillion, Yousef Abbasi, global market strategist for JonesTrading, told ABC News.The seesaw day on the market came after the Asian and European markets both closed in negative territory. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 508 points, or 2.32 percent, to 21,382, and China's Shanghai composite sank 4.02 percent to 3,130. The Pan-European STOXX 600 was off .70 percent and Britain's FTSE was down 34 points, or .49 percent.The Dow and S&P 500, which also soared to a record high of 2,872 on Jan. 26, have both pulled back more than 10 percent in the past two weeks, thrusting the market into a full correction.Fueling the topsy-turvy market have been indications of inflation on the horizon, including whether rising wages and an increase in the number of jobs added to the economy will prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to accelerate a rise in interest rates."It's always encouraging when you end the week on an up note and you see buying into the close," Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab, told ABC News.But Frederick said he was still jittery about the market, citing a key indicator of volatility. He said the CBOE Volatility Index, also known by its ticker symbol VIX, closed at 29.06, way above its long-term average of 19.5."I'm not convinced this is over yet," Frederick said of turbulence in the market. "We're still looking at some sizable movement in the market in the coming days."
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  • Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Thousands of drones were used to put on a light show during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday morning for the first time, according to Intel, which is overseeing the event.A total of 1,218 drones outfitted with LED lights were used to paint a "colorful illustration in the sky," setting a new Guinness World Record on the number of drones flown at the same time, according to an Intel spokeswoman. Intel holds the current record after 500 drones were flown simultaneously for a light show in Krailling, Germany, on Oct. 7, the spokeswoman said.The drones are controlled through an automated software program, though they do have one pilot for backup, Intel said.In addition to the opening ceremony, the drones will be used throughout the games, creating light-filled formations every night from Feb. 10 -24 during the nightly victory ceremonies."It's something that we wanted to integrate that experience into the Olympics on a daily occasion, because not everyone is going to be at the opening ceremony, and we want to give everyone in Korea a chance to see these shows," said Natalie Cheung, the general manager for Intel's drone light shows.An athlete on a snowboard; a bird of prey in flight; and, of course, the five interlaced Olympic rings are among the aerial illustrations that viewers can anticipate seeing during the shows.The drones are lightweight and are the only ones of their kind, built specifically for outdoor light shows, according to Intel.Because Intel's drones had never flown in such cold temperatures, members of the drone light show team ventured to the Alps to test how they would operate in minus 10-degree Celsius weather."We were a little bit more creative about this," Cheung said. "We changed our operations so that we had literally minutes for us to bring the drones outside the temperature-controlled room into the fields so we could fly. We needed to make sure the batteries were warm enough so the drones could fly."Intel is the official drone partner of the Olympics.
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