It’s August 20th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
France is introducing a 3 percent ‘digital tax’ on revenue big tech companies make off their citizens. The companies aren’t very impressed, and President Trump has reportedly threatened to retaliate with tariffs on French wine.
Texas authorities are figuring out how to respond to a cyberattack that targeted 23 towns. Texas is one of a number of states that have been targeted in recent months.
The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide are the hot favorites to reach the college football playoffs. We have the lowdown on what to expect this season.
Scientists say they’ve found a way to mass produce eco-friendly plastic… from food and other waste.
theSkimm: France wants big tech firms to pay a 3 percent tax on profits they make in the country. We’ll explain why the companies are siding with President Trump to push back. Then: authorities in Texas reported a coordinated cyberattack on computer systems in 23 towns. We’ll tell you what we know – and why this is becoming a thing across the US. Also on the show: your warm-up for the new college football season, and scientists are turning apple peels into eco-friendly plastics.