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Aug 12 2022
New data emerging from some states and localities closely tracking monkeypox outbreaks show extreme racial disparities that are alarming experts. In Georgia, 82% of people with the disease are Black. In North Carolina, it’s 70%. But in other places that have released detailed demographic data, there are fewer and sometimes no apparent racial or ethnic disparities in monkeypox cases.
Aug 10 2022
In the wake of the supreme court’s upheaval of Roe v Wade, tech workers and privacy advocates expressed concerns about how the user data tech companies stored could be used against people seeking abortions.
When a Facebook staffer posed the dilemma to the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, asking how the platform would protect the user data of individuals seeking abortion care,The Guardian
Jul 09 2018
Under Trump, the agency is returning to a pattern abandoned by the Obama administration.HuffPost
Apr 09 2018
Trusting the government to protect your data is like leaving your daughter alone with a Kennedy.The American Spectator
Mar 17 2018
As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.New York Times (News)
Jun 06 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter over accusations that the company had not provided information about the presence of spam bots on its platform.
In a Monday letter, Musk’s attorneys wrote that Twitter was required to provide information that would allow him to independently review “spam and fake accounts” on the company’s platform. TheArs Technica New York Post (News) The Verge
Jul 24 2022
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday said the U.S. economy is slowing but pointed to healthy hiring as proof that it is not yet in recession.
Yellen spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press” just before a slew of economic reports will be released this week that will shed light on an economy currently besieged by rampant inflation and threatened by higher interest rates. The data will coverAssociated Press Fact Check
Jun 02 2017
Republicans are hoping that an overhaul of their election data program made before the 2016 election will help carry the party through an uncertain midterm.The Hill
Nov 05 2016
Early- and absentee-voting data suggests Hillary Clinton may be benefiting from an uptick in Hispanic voters even as turnout among African-Americans appears to be lagging compared with 2008 and 2012. Donald Trump, meanwhile, isn’t seeing a significant turnout boost powered by white voters, though Republicans are seeing positive signs in several Midwestern states.Wall Street Journal (News)