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Why WhatsApp’s New Privacy Rules Are Sparking Alarm: QuickTake

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp has begun alerting its 2 billion users to an update of its privacy policy -- and if they want to keep using the popular messaging app, they have to accept it. The new terms, delivered in early 2021, have caused an outcry among technology experts, privacy advocates, billionaire entrepreneurs and government organizations and triggered a wave of defections to rival services.

Google Sidelines Second Artificial Intelligence Researcher (1)

Google locked out artificial intelligence researcher Margaret Mitchell from its corporate systems, making her the second outspoken critic at the company to be sidelined. Mitchell was a vocal supporter of her colleague Timnit Gebru, who departed under acrimonious circumstances last month.

Driveline Employees Denied Class Status in Data Breach Lawsuit

Driveline Retail Merchandising Inc. won’t have to face an employee class over a data breach that allegedly exposed the personal information of nearly 16,000 workers, following an Illinois federal court’s ruling that individual issues would dominate the litigation.

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Telehealth Is Booming During Covid. Is it Here to Stay?

Millions of Americans have taken advantage of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, so why has it taken so long for widespread adoption?

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