PUBLISHED JUL 30, 2019

Skimm This: Dems Debate, Capital One Data Breach, and Robot Contact

It’s July 30th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • Grab your stopwatches: round two of the 2020 democratic primary debates begins tonight. We’ll hear from twenty candidates over the next two nights. Here are the dynamics to keep an eye out for. 

  • It’s one of the biggest data breaches ever: over 100 million people who applied for credit cards from Capital One have had their personal data hacked, including Social Security numbers and credit scores. The DOJ is pointing the finger at one woman who used to work for a cloud computing company. We’ll tell you what to expect if you’re affected.

  • Katy Perry might have to pay a Christian rapper named Flame after a jury found that she copied one of his songs. We’ll give you the background. 

  • And finally: blink and you’ll see it. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a contact lens that can zoom in when you blink twice. 


theSkimm: Live from Detroit, it’s round two of the 2020 democratic primary debates. You know the drill: ten candidates tonight, and ten more tomorrow. But the dynamics have shifted since round one. We’ll tell you what to keep an eye on. Meanwhile, a woman has been charged in one of the biggest data breaches ever. She allegedly stole info from over 100 million credit card applications - including things like Social Security numbers. If this rings a bell: that’s because massive data breaches are kind of a thing lately. We’ll tell you what you need to know. Also on today’s episode: why Katy Perry is in hot water over “Dark Horse,” and contact lenses that let you pretend you’re James Bond.

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