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Germany to Facebook: Stop Forcing Users to Share Their Data

Germany to Facebook: Stop Forcing Users to Share Their Data

| By David Rising and Barbara Ortutay | Feb 9
Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely.

Telemedicine's Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

Telemedicine's Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

| By Tom Murphy | Feb 9
Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit. But patients have been slow to embrace virtual care.

Spotify Takes A Big Jump Into the Podcasting Game

Spotify Takes A Big Jump Into the Podcasting Game

| By Mae Anderson | Feb 8
Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world.

NASA, SpaceX Aim for March Test of 1st New Astronaut Capsule

NASA, SpaceX Aim for March Test of 1st New Astronaut Capsule

| By Marcia Dunn | Feb 8
NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Instagram Changes Rules on Self-Harm Postings After Suicide

Instagram Changes Rules on Self-Harm Postings After Suicide

| Feb 8
Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life.

Pea-Sized Pill Delivers Insulin Shot from Inside the Stomach

Pea-Sized Pill Delivers Insulin Shot from Inside the Stomach

| By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 8
Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.

Reports: Using Jack'd? Your Pics Could Be At Risk

Reports: Using Jack'd? Your Pics Could Be At Risk

| By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7
If you've posted sensitive selfies at Jack'd, they might have been seen — and downloaded - not only by whomever you meant to share them with, but also by anyone on the Internet who knows where and how to look.

Texas Father Sues Son's Classmates for Alleged Cyberbullying

Texas Father Sues Son's Classmates for Alleged Cyberbullying

| Feb 7
A San Antonio man is suing his son's middle school classmates and their parents, accusing the students of starting online rumors suggesting his teenage son was planning a school shooting.

Images Suggest Iran Launched Satellite Despite U.S. Criticism

Images Suggest Iran Launched Satellite Despite U.S. Criticism

| By John Gambrell | Feb 7
Iran appears to have attempted a second satellite launch despite U.S. criticism that its space program helps the country develop ballistic missiles, satellite images released Thursday suggest.

German Antitrust Authorities Restrict Facebook Data Use

German Antitrust Authorities Restrict Facebook Data Use

| By David Rising | Feb 7
German antitrust authorities ruled Thursday against Facebook combining user data from different sources, saying it was exploiting its position as a dominant social media company in violation of European regulations.

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