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5 August 5, 2021

Facebook Faces Backlash After Blocking Academic Research on Political Ads

2021-08-05T21:11:37+00:00August 5, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  Facebook is facing backlash from researchers and lawmakers after blocking academic research on political ads. The social media platform cut off academic researchers for "scraping" data from the platform, leading to controversy about Facebook's transparency claims. Facebook cited privacy concerns when it blocked the New York University's Ad Observatory Project from utilizing the platform. [...]

5 August 5, 2021

CDC Adds New ‘’Very High Risk” Travel Destinations Amid Delta Variant Fears

2021-08-05T17:54:01+00:00August 5, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  On August 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added sixteen new destinations to its highest COVID-19 warning level. Popular travel locations included Greece, Ireland, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The advisories are based on a scale of increasing severity, including Low (1), Moderate (2), High (3), Very High [...]

4 August 4, 2021

FDA Classified the Philips Ventilator As the Most Serious Type of Recall

2021-08-04T21:18:36+00:00August 4, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified Philips’ recent recall on ventilators as ‘Class 1’ or the most severe class of recalls. The FDA informed the public that using the V60 and V60 Plus ventilators could result in serious injury or death. The V60 and V60 Plus ventilators were designed to provide high-flow [...]

4 August 4, 2021

Concert Sales Are Skyrocketing Despite Growing Pandemic Restrictions

2021-08-04T18:27:17+00:00August 4, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  After a year of virtually no in-person concerts and shows, Live Nation's Ticketmaster announced record ticket sales and solid second-quarter earnings. The Tuesday second-quarter earnings report showed revenue spiking to $575.9 million -- a 677 percent increase from last year. Additionally, the entertainment company's net loss narrowed to $195.7 million compared to [...]

2 August 2, 2021

Instagram Announces New Safety Settings for Teenagers

2021-08-02T20:42:54+00:00August 2, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  On Tuesday, Instagram announced it would be changing its advertising and privacy policies to protect teenagers and other underage users from sexual predators and bullying. The new guidelines come after Instagram faced pressure from lawmakers, regulators, parents, and child-safety advocates worried about the impact of social media on kids' safety, privacy, and mental health. [...]

2 August 2, 2021

Post-Pandemic Evictions Expected to Spike After Federal Moratorium Ends

2021-08-02T18:19:11+00:00August 2, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  On July 31, the federal eviction moratorium expired and left an estimated 1.95 million U.S. renter households with more than $15.3 billion in back rent. Although evictions have mostly ceased during the pandemic, the total number is expected to ramp up this week after Congress and the Biden administration allowed the federal moratorium to [...]

30 July 30, 2021

LinkedIn Will Allow its Employees to Work Fully Remote

2021-07-30T18:55:53+00:00July 30, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  LinkedIn will now allow its 16,000 employees to opt for full-time remote work or a hybrid office option as more workspaces call their workers back to the office. The new policy supersedes the initial announcement LinkedIn made last October requiring employees to work from an office 50% of the time once the CDC lifted [...]

30 July 30, 2021

Twitter To Test A New Shopping Feature

2021-07-30T17:50:45+00:00July 30, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  Twitter will launch a shopping feature pilot aimed at encouraging e-commerce on its platform. The "Shop module" will begin allowing businesses to showcase products for sale at the top of their profile page. The module will allow users to scroll through a group of product images and click on the product they are interested [...]

29 July 29, 2021

Nestlé to Raise Prices in the Second Half of the Year

2021-07-29T18:58:55+00:00July 29, 2021|

By Emma Nitzsche  Nestlé Co. told consumers to expect increased prices on everything from ice cream to coffee and cereal in a Thursday conference call. The world’s largest food and beverage company cited higher input costs for transportation and raw materials as the reason for the price hikes. Nestlé said the cost inflation would diminish margins [...]

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