Google plans to crack down on ads for bogus medical treatments, as the company has observed a rise in predatory scams that target desperate patients.

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Caira Conner writes, “I’ve had three different mysterious chronic illnesses. Each time, the struggle to figure out what was wrong drove me further down the online rabbit hole.”

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The Privacy Project

April 15, 2019

Boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt. Citizens, politicians and business leaders are asking if societies are making the wisest tradeoffs. The Times is embarking on this project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential

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From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don’t always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections

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“Let me do some research, and I’ll get back to you,” my patient said

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Criminal group that broke into servers of Lithuanian clinic demands bitcoin ransom payments from clients after releasing 25,000 pictures

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Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. International organizations and national governments have begun to formally recognize its importance to freedom of speech, expression and information exchange. The next step to help ensure some measure of cyber peace online may be for cybersecurity to be recognized as a human right, too

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Carissa Véliz (University of Oxford) warns us: we should act now before it is too late. Privacy damages accumulate, and, in many cases, are irreversible. We urgently need more regulations to protect our privacy

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