Month: January 2022

Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, on Friday announced the launch of a centralized Privacy Center that aims to “educate people” about its approach with regards to how it collects and processes personal information across its family of social media apps. “Privacy Center provides helpful information about five common privacy topics: sharing, security,
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As the ruins of the Knoxville Planned Parenthood smoldered in the background, vocal Pastor Ken Peters, a prominent anti-abortion figure, spoke to a reporter from the local ABC affiliate. “This is not gonna stop abortion,” he told them. “It’s the changing of hearts and minds, it’s the changing of laws. This might temporarily halt abortion,
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Power Rangers is a legacy, joining a very small list of shows that run for such a long period of time, over 28 years! Throughout that time, the series has had its ups, its downs, and its mehs. I’ve been watching since the ripe age of 2 and have always loved the series, even in some
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The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman explains why the comic books — but not the television series — use the term “zombies.” In earlier issues of Kirkman’s comic saga influenced by the works of Night of the Living Dead filmmaker and zombie godfather George A. Romero, characters call the flesh-eating undead “zombies,” more commonly using the nicknames “roamers,” “lurkers,” and
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California is seeing a surge in hospitalizations, up 59% in a little over a week, and the state’s latest ensemble forecast says it’s only the beginning. On December 31, state data showed 5,835 patients hospitalized with Covid. Eight days later, the total had jumped to 9,275 — data was not published for January 1 due
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LAUSD interim Superintendent Megan Reilly, center, and School Board President Kelly Gomez, second from left, join fellow officials to distribute COVID-19 home testing kits at Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School in Los Angeles on Friday, January 7, 2022. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gomez joins fellow school board
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been directly challenged by an unvaccinated hospital consultant over the government’s policy of compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff. During a visit to King’s College Hospital in south London, Mr Javid asked staff members on the intensive care unit about their thoughts on new rules requiring vaccination for NHS workers.
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The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection watchdog, has slapped Facebook (now Meta Platforms) and Google with fines of €150 million ($170 million) and €60 million ($68 million) for violating E.U. privacy rules by failing to provide users with an easy option to reject cookie tracking technology. “The websites facebook.com,
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One of the key findings from a new study by the Pew Research Center shows that 30% of Americans now read ebooks, up from 25% in 2019. The number of those who read a print book stayed the same in that time period, while audiobook reading increased from 20% to 23%. The Pew Research Center
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Viola Davis, Barack Obama, Questlove and more have shared tributes to the groundbreaking actor Sidney Poitier, who died Friday at the age of 94.  Davis, in a moving post on Instagram, wrote about how Poitier’s work “radically shifted my life,” adding, “The dignity, normalcy, strength, excellence and sheer electricity you brought to your roles showed
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