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Indonesian island receives deliveries of supplies after tragic earthquake; Facebook is trying to figure out how to deal with its worst hack ever
Aired October 5, 2018 - 04:00:00 ET
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CARL AZUZ, CNN HOST: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz, broadcasting from the CNN Center to viewers worldwide. We`re happy to have you watching. We start today
between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Sulawesi is an island Indonesia whose northwest region was hit hard by an earthquake in Tsunami last week.
In total, the disaster left at least 70,000 homeless, and it killed more than 1,400, though that number is expected to increase as rescuers come
through the rubble. According to the Red Cross, one village near the quake`s epicenter was obliterated.
Locals say the ground turned to liquid, during the disaster, with homes collapsing in the mud. And to give you a sense of how volatile that ground
still is, an ongoing volcanic eruption on Sulawesi seemed to increase in intensity after the quake hit. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who
visited the affected area earlier this week, says that basic services have to be restored before rebuilding can be a priority.
Deliveries of supplies, everything from water and clothes to gasoline are coming in by sea to places that inaccessible by land. One aid worker says
the survivors have lost relatives, homes and livelihoods. They can`t be allowed to lose hope. Many of them are lining up to catch a boat or a
plane to parts of their island county that are still intact.
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MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: For nearly a week after that earthquake and the tsunami, there are still signs of damage everywhere in Palu. We
are a the airport right now, and you can see, this part - part of the ceiling fell down onto the ground here. No one`s even made an attempt to
clean that up.
And how you get back to normal when things like that still exist, well, it doesn`t really work like that. The more interesting thing to me, however,
is how many people are still trying to get out of the city. You would think, "Well, maybe, a week on, people would be trying to come back in and
maybe try and get back to normal, at least start that process."
But that`s not the case. People here, like these people behind camping out at the airport for days now, trying to get on a military flight that will
evacuate them elsewhere in Indonesia. The military says it`s flying more of those planes than ever and flying those Hercules aircrafts that can take
100s of people at a time.
The say they are evacuating thousands of people a day, trying to meet the response of the people that are quite frustrated with what they call the
"slow response of the Indonesian government." We also saw evacuees get on- board an Indonesian Navy ship earlier today.
Two-hundred and fifty or so people got on the ship, bound for 500 miles south towards a different city, and so, there are evacuations taking place
in multiple different ways. Yes, aid is increasing; more fuel is coming into the city. Food, water is also increasing.
We have seen more heavy equipment trying to clear some of the rubble in these streets, but there is still a very long way to go for Indonesia`s
government to get back - to get these people back to some slice of normalcy.
And in the meantime, you know, you`ve got people like these folks behind me here, trying to pass the time watching TV, on their cell phones, waiting -
hoping to get on the next government flight out of town. I`m Matt Rivers, CNN, at the Palu Airport, Indonesia.
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AZUZ: Ten-second Trivia. Which of these internet companies was founded first, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Youtube? Founded in 2004 as the
facebook.com, Facebook is the oldest company on this list.
Facebook is trying to figure out how to deal with its worst hack ever. The company says a security issue has affected almost 50 million accounts.
Facebook`s engineers first noticed something unusual on September 16. It took them 11 days after that to stop it.
The hack involved a vulnerability in Facebook`s code. Something in the sites` "View As" feature, which lets users see what their Facebook profile
looks like to someone else. It allowed hackers to steal digital keys that could be used to take over people`s accounts.
What has Facebook done about it? It`s temporarily shut down the "View As" feature, and it`s reset the digital keys of the nearly 50 million accounts
affected, plus 40 million additional accounts.
What we don`t know is what the hackers wanted, how long they had access to people`s information and whether they took any of it. Best-case scenario,
the hackers might not have realized what hey did; they might not have actually stolen any info. Or if they did, they don`t plan to do anything
Worst-case scenario, they could use the info to blackmail people. They could post user`s private messages and pictures online for the world to see
or they could use the information to try to influence events like future elections.
Again, experts don`t know what or if there`ll be consequences to the hack. More news from the technological world involves something called "mixed
reality." As the name suggests, it involves taking what`s physically around you and then adding the appearance of something that`s not.
It could be a digital character or a hologram; it could be new kitchen appliances in the empty space of an unfinished house. What could this
future look like?
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SAMUEL BURKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Inside the world`s oldest working film studio, a new generation of digital characters like this guy are coming to
ANDY SERKIS, ACTOR: I don`t know who to relate to right now. I mean you`re looking great, I have to say. You`re looking fantastic. You`ve
done the work.
BURKE: Who is this guy?
SERKIS: This is a character called Grishnak (ph). He is a bit of a digital no-hoper, basically. He was a piece of concept artwork that never
made the grade.
BURKE: Actor Andy Serkis is a motion capture superstar, known for his roles in "Lord of the Rings" and "Planet of the Apes." Now he and his team
are creating custom creatures for a new medium, "mixed reality."
SERKIS: It`s really the beginning of a whole new realm of storytelling.
BURKE: First came virtual reality immersing you in a digital environment, then augmented reality, like Pokemon GO, projecting digital objects onto
the real world. In mixed reality, digital constructs like Grishnak (ph) anchor themselves in the real world.
OK. So now there`s - that character right there on the table, his feet are right there on the table. American startup Magic Leap is developing
headsets that allow you to see the world in this mixed reality.
ANDY LANNING, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MAGIC LEAP: This character is aware of the world -
LANNING: - can interact with the world, but he`s also, more importantly, aware of you, where you`re looking, and he`ll interact with you.
BURKE: So right now, the goggles are processing that I`m stepping back? That`s all being calculated -
BURKE: - into what`s happening?
LANNING: Absolutely. The little cameras inside there, they reading your eyes.
BURKE: Magic Leap, backed by billions from investors like Google, JPMorgan and CNN parent company AT&T, envisions a future where instead of looking
down at your phone, your mixed reality glasses. And one day, a contact lens will project tools like Google Maps on the road in front of you.
How far away are we from that?
LANNING: From that version of what we`re doing?
LANNING: That`s - that`s on our - on our roadmap. I mean, honestly -
BURKE: Ten years, 20 years?
LANNING: No, I think a step change (ph) of two, three, five, 10 years.
BURKE: For now, virtual, augmented and mixed reality are still bulky and pricy. Magic Leap`s cost more than $2,000 and took eight years to develop.
LANNING: It`s a big task, and you know it`s only going to get better.
BURKE: Giving Serkis plenty of time to let his imagination run wild.
SERKIS: Put some energy into it. Bring up the fear - bring up the fear in you. You`re panicking. And you can say things. "Oh, my god, I got to get
out of here."
BURKE: I`ll leave that to you. Samuel Burke, CNN, London.
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AZUZ: Researchers say they`ve made a new dino-covery (ph). From fossils on Earth, in the eastern part of South Africa, they`ve put together a
picture of a Sauropod relative that`s been given the name Ledumahadi Mafube. That translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn."
And if that sounds like a lot, they believe this animal was a lot - the biggest creature on Earth, when it roamed, twice the size of a modern day
elephant. Of course, to fossil-itate (ph) their research, they have to explore many Sauro-possibilites (ph). And make no bones about it, y`all,
not everyone can Veloci-wrap (ph) their mind around something that Triceria-tops (ph) other species in size.
It also wrecks the imagination. I`m Carl Azuz for CNN "10." We`re glad you Allosaurus today. Friday`s Archeops (ph) are awesome.