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Data Dividend Project Pushes Tech Companies To Pay Users For Data

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Facebook’s decision to stop working with third-party data collectors might earn it public-relations points, but it does little to protect your privacy. The social network still has more than enough data on your interests and hobbies to target ads with precision. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/GettyImages)

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Health Officials Resign Under Increasing Stress and Public Scrutiny

The public health director of LA County announced yesterday that she’s received hate mail and death threats over restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. She’s not the only one. So far, seven high-level health officials in California have resigned due to increasing stress and public scrutiny.
Guest: Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News

Data Dividend Project Pushes Tech Companies To Pay Users For Data

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is launching an initiative called the Data Dividend Project. It aims to get tech consumers to pay consumers for their data. The program begins as officials get ready to begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act next week.
Guest: Andrew Yang, Data Dividend Project

Black Doctors Carry the Weight of Pandemic And Police Brutality

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for health care workers across the board - It’s been especially hard on Black doctors. They're working long hours away from their families -- while trying to process disturbing images of police brutality in the news.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley, KQED


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