Top Three in Thirty: June 18, 2018

The World Health Organization has announced gaming disorder as a new mental health condition similar to substance abuse or gambling addiction. The organization believes that labeling it as a separate condition will allow people to identify risks and seek treatment. It is believed only about 3% of gamers are addicted.

A new study finds people are less trusting of Facebook as their primary news source and are turning to other platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp instead. Ironically, Facebook owns both Instagram and WhatsApp.

In more Instagram news, they are expanding their Shopping feature from posts to Instagram Stories. Over 300 million people use Instagram stories every day so brands like Louis Vuitton and Adidas are hoping to capitalize on getting users to buy without ever leaving the app.

Top Three in Thirty: June 11, 2018

Amazon has come under fire by China Labor Watch over conditions at factories that produce their Kindle and Echo products. The report cites illegal numbers of temporary workers as well as under paid and overworked staff. The workers' housing was also cited for not having emergency exits and filthy living conditions. The average day worker makes $2.26 an hour. 

In more China news, there are reports that Chinese hackers stole classified information from a US Navy contractor on submarine warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti ship missle. It is believed that this theft will help China keep up with US military.

Facebook had yet another privacy problem, this time accidentally making 14 million private posts public. Yet another bad PR move from the site who is still struggling to regain the world’s trust.