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Father of Parkland victim presses Rubio on assault weapons at town hall

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was murdered in the Parkland shooting, engaged in a heated exchange with Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday night at a CNN town hall.

Why it matters: Rubio was the only Republican on-stage with parents, teachers, and students who were impacted by the shooting. He's received criticism for his response to the shooting, and donations he's received in the past from the National Rifle Association. He told the audience he would support increasing the age requirement to purchase rifles, banning bump stocks, and improving the background check system.

Steve LeVine 16 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 5 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.