Tag Archives: Social issues

TikTok parent ByteDance acquires private hospital chain

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. Dado Ruvic | Reuters TikTok parent-company ByteDance’s healthcare unit in China, Xiaohe Health, has acquired a high-end healthcare organization called Amcare Healthcare. Bloomberg said the deal is worth $1.5 billion. …

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Tesla is under scrutiny by the EEOC, 10Q reveals

Signage is displayed on the Tesla Inc. assembly plant in Fremont, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A federal agency responsible for enforcing civil rights laws against workplace discrimination issued a cause finding against electric vehicle makers Tesla in June, according to …

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Why HIPAA doesn’t always protect abortion information

A journalist reports near a crowd of abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nathan Howard | Getty Images The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe …

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How online searches, texts can put you at risk post-Roe v Wade

Mstudioimages | E+ | Getty Images After last month’s Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision protecting the legal right to an abortion, many people looked to the early 1970s for what life without the long-standing precedent would look like. But accessing abortions is much different in …

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Tech execs react to Roe v. Wade reversal: Gates, Sandberg, Wojcicki

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and departing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg were among noteworthy tech executives speaking out publicly on Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ends constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., which has stood since 1973. Apple CEO Tim Cook, …

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Google memo to employees on Roe v. Wade overturn

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a panel at the CEO Summit of the Americas hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Google sent a companywide email Friday about the historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. …

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Apple responds to Roe v. Wade rollback

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple employees can use their company benefits to travel out-of-state to receive medical care, the company confirmed on Friday. The benefit has been available to …

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How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on …

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Amazon to invest $23 million to increase Seattle’s affordable housing

Grand Street Commons, a project in Seattle supported by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund Amazon Amazon said Thursday that it’s giving minority-led organizations $23 million to build and preserve more than 568 affordable homes in Seattle, a step to ease the local housing crisis. Amazon Housing Equity Fund, which emphasizes …

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Instagram testing new ways for teens to verify they’re 18 years old

A person using Instagram. Lorenzo Di Cola | NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram announced Thursday that it’s testing new options in the U.S. to verify that users are 18 years old. To address the concerns of lawmakers and parents, Instagram is requiring users who attempt to edit their age from …

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