Monkey pox now a public health emergency in the United States

AFP, published on Friday, August 05, 2022 at 09:10 The United States declared a public health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak on Thursday, a decision that should free up funds, facilitate data collection and deploy more personnel to fight the disease. With more than 6,600 cases recorded in the country, including about a quarter in … Read more

Inflation and competition are slowing down Google

AFP, published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11:40 a.m. Google saw its net profit decline and its growth slow in the second quarter, but the market expected worse amid tighter advertising budgets due to the economic crisis. Net income for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, fell 13% year on year to $16 billion in the … Read more

The immune system involved in brain damage linked to Covid-19 (study)

AFP, published on Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 11:10 p.m. The immune response to Covid-19, which damages the blood vessels of the brain, could be responsible for the symptoms of “Covid long”, according to a study based on a low number of cases and published Tuesday by American researchers. The brains of nine people who … Read more

Covid-19 misinformation breathes new life into the anti-vaccine movement

AFP, published on Monday, July 04, 2022 at 09:25 As misinformation about Covid-19 continues to flourish, more parents in the United States are questioning whether other vaccines are necessary for their children and more and more adults prefer to go without injections, even those whose safety has long been proven. Because the politicization of vaccines … Read more

Meta must remove discriminating criteria from its advertising targeting technology

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has agreed to change its advertising targeting methods and pay $115,054 in fines to end a lawsuit from the US government, which accused Facebook of facilitating racist and sexist discrimination. According to the US government, social networking technologies allowed advertisers to choose who could see their ads, based on gender, skin … Read more

Google News has reopened in Spain almost eight years after it closed

Google announced Wednesday the reopening in Spain of its news service Google News, closed eight years ago, following the transposition into Spanish law of the European directive on “neighbouring rights” of the media. “After a break of almost eight years, Google News returns to Spain”, announced on its blog the Spanish branch of the American … Read more

Meta must remove discriminating criteria from its advertising targeting technology

AFP, published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 01:48 Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has agreed to change its advertising targeting methods and pay $115,054 in fines to end a lawsuit from the US government, which accused Facebook of facilitating racist and sexist discrimination. According to the US government, social networking technologies allowed advertisers to choose … Read more