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Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

Health
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Google investigating ethical AI team member over accessing thousands of sensitive files

Google investigating ethical AI team member over accessing thousands of sensitive files

Technology
Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team after they were found to have taken thousands of sensitive files from its servers and shared the information with external accounts.The investigation follows the forced exit of Timnit Gebru, a Black woman and prominent researcher on the team whose departure provoked controversy over Google's attitude to employees from ethnic minority backgrounds. One of Ms Gebru's colleagues, Margaret Mitchell, "had been using automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Gebru," as Axios reported.In a statement sent to Axios, Google confirmed the investigation."Our security systems automatically lock an employee's corporate account when they detect that the account is at risk of compromise due to ...
Gary Numan: ‘One of my songs got over a million streams – I got £37’

Gary Numan: ‘One of my songs got over a million streams – I got £37’

Entertainment
Gary Numan has told Sky News he received just £37 for a hit that had been streamed more than a million times, as an inquiry into the economics of digital music services continues.The British singer-songwriter, best known for hits including Are 'Friends' Electric?, Cars and We Are Glass in the 1970s and 80s, has sold millions of records over the years and is set to release his 18th solo studio album, Intruder, in May. With artist revenue from touring obliterated by the COVID-19 pandemic, platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play have come under increased scrutiny in the past 12 months and are currently being looked into by a department of culture, media, and sport committee (DCMS) inquiry. Image: Nile Rodgers is among s
Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Business
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Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Health
Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on the part of the states.Meanwhile, the race between the vaccine and the virus may be about to heat up: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the new, more infectious variant first seen in Britain will probably become the dominant version in the U.S. by March.The CDC said it is about 50% more contagious than the virus that is causing the bulk of cases in this country so far."We want to sound the alarm,” said Dr. Jay Butler, CDC deputy director for infectious diseases.The clash over the