87 Million Facebook Users Likely Affected By Cambridge Analytica Scandal

About 37 million more Facebook users than previously thought are likely to have had their data compromised and shared with the research firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, made the announcement that as many as 87 million users, rather than the 50 million previously estimated, may have had their data “improperly shared” with the research firm. Schroepfer detailed a number of ways the company would try to make users’ data more difficult for third parties to obtain.


Zero-Emissions Port Pilot Project Begins

The Port of Long Beach launched a pilot project today to test zero-emissions terminal equipment at the Pacific Container Terminal, one of three terminals included in the program. Under the project, zero-emissions equipment such as cranes and vehicles will be in use for one year to “test their performance in a real-world setting,” according to a port press release. The project is mostly funded by a $9.7 million grant from the California Energy Commission. The port anticipates the project will reduce greenhouse gases more than 1,323 tons and nitrogen oxides by 27 tons annually.


Boeing Statement On U.S.-China Trade War

Earlier this week, China announced it would impose tariffs of up to 25% on 106 United States products, including aircraft and agricultural goods. The move was made in response to tariffs imposed on Chinese products by the Trump administration to address the trade deficit and China’s theft of American intellectual property. Today, U.S.-based aerospace giant Boeing released this statement: “Boeing is confident that dialogue continues. While both governments have outlined positions that could do harm to the global aerospace industry, neither has yet imposed these drastic measures. We will continue in our own efforts to proactively engage both governments and build on the recent assurances by U.S. and Chinese leaders that productive talks are ongoing. A strong and vibrant aerospace industry is important to the economic prosperity and national security of both countries.”


Applications Are Open For Downtown Long Beach Alliance Board Of Directors

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Members will serve a two-year term beginning October 1, 2018. For consideration, please complete the application by April 23. The DLBA’s governance committee will review applications and interview candidates between April 25 and May 23. Click here to view the application.


CSULB College of Education Holds Annual Education Week To Promote Programs

The College of Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is hosting its annual Education Week from April 9 to 13 to promote its programs and give students an opportunity to explore different career paths through workshops, meetings and information sessions. CSULB is located at 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Click here for a schedule of events and times.


Long Beach Camerata Singers To Kick Off Annual ChoralFest

The Long Beach Camerata Singers’ 2018 ChoralFest Long Beach will open on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. with a free performance with the Long Beach Youth Chorus at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N. Studebaker Rd. Click here to reserve seating and for more information about other ChoralFest concerts.