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Missouri Gov. indicted on felony privacy invasion charges

Eric Greitens.
Gov. Eric Greitens. Photo: Michael Thomas / Getty Images

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received an indictment from a St. Louis grand jury "on felony invasion of privacy," the Kansas City Star reports. He was taken into custody and booked at a St. Louis jail.

The details: Last month, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner began a criminal investigation regarding photos Greitens took of a woman he was having an affair with. The photos were taken "while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound," and he threatened to make them public "if she ever spoke publicly about the affair." Greteins has denied allegations of blackmail.

Why it matters: Greitens, after resisting calls to resign, could now face impeachment proceedings, the paper said.

Steve LeVine 14 hours ago
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Self-driving lab head urges freeze after "nightmare" fatality

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty

Carmakers and technology companies should freeze their race to field autonomous vehicles because "clearly the technology is not where it needs to be," said Raj Rajkumar, head of Carnegie Mellon University's leading self-driving laboratory.

What he said: Speaking a few hours after a self-driven vehicle ran over and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Rajkumar said, "This isn't like a bug with your phone. People can get killed. Companies need to take a deep breath. The technology is not there yet. We need to keep people in the loop."

Kia Kokalitcheva 3 hours ago
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Why Europeans are more skeptical of data-driven businesses

A European Union flag seen flying in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Brais G Rouco/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Europeans view privacy as a human rights issue, leading regulators there to be much more skeptical of data-driven businesses like social media. Americans are also beginning to worry about how data is used on some platforms like Facebook, particularly after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke this weekend.

The big picture: Europe's history and culture plays a large role in shaping its views toward privacy. Granted, this history has to do with government access to personal information, but it's since extended to businesses.