Month: January 2021

Why Facebook and Apple are fighting over your privacy

Apple is rolling out new privacy protections that could affect Facebook’s data-driven ad business. | Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Angry CEOs, operating system updates, and maybe even a lawsuit — the feud continues. Facebook and Apple’s fight over your data is heating up. Apple’s tracking-optional mobile operating system update is coming to iPhones this […]

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Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg is creating a new criminal justice reform group in an overhaul of his political operation

Zuckerberg’s work at Facebook has at times made his work at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative complicated. | Courtesy of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are making the largest structural change to their philanthropy since they launched it five years ago. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropy of Mark […]

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A big hurdle for older Americans trying to get vaccinated: Using the internet

Roland Weihrauch/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Not all seniors have what’s needed to quickly snag a vaccine appointment: a computer and an internet connection. The United States is racing to vaccinate millions of people for Covid-19, but online appointment registration systems are slowing down or preventing access to vaccinations for some of the people most […]

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Some Silicon Valley donors’ next political fight? Trying to oust California’s governor.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, historically a favorite of the tech industry, holds a press conference about Covid-19 vaccinations at Dodger Stadium on January 15. | Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Tech money could turn a quixotic recall attempt into a real threat to Gavin Newsom. Some major Silicon Valley donors are mobilizing behind a plan […]

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