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Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire
Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire
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Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire

Two nearly simultaneous events surrounding social network behemoth Facebook have recently directed public attention towards the network’s impact and power, giving Facebook critics new momentum: After an outage of the most important Facebook services last Monday that lasted several hours, former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen made serious accusations against the company before the US Senate the following day.

Theranos: user-friendliness and/or technological progress
Theranos: user-friendliness and/or technological progress
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Theranos: user-friendliness and/or technological progress

Theranos was founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes. The rise and subsequent trouble of the laboratory diagnostics company illustrates that usability does not suffice for the success of product and business ideas if the technological progress cannot keep up.

USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority
USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority
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USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority

After the Democrats’ success in the Senate run-off elections in the US State of Georgia, the party now has the de-facto majority in both chambers of Congress, and therefore US President-elect Joe Biden should soon have much more leeway for implementing his economic policy programmes.

Global economic slump less severe than expected, but still the worst recession in decades, according to IMF
Global economic slump less severe than expected, but still the worst recession in decades, according to IMF
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Global economic slump less severe than expected, but still the worst recession in decades, according to IMF

According to current forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy should be able to handle the consequences of the corona pandemic somewhat better than has been feared. In its eagerly awaited global economic outlook for this year, the IMF now expects global economic output to decline by only 4.4 per cent. The IMF has thus adjusted its last forecast from June by 0.5 percentage points.