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"zakar brook" Discussed on The Readout Loud

The Readout Loud

06:44 min | 11 months ago

"zakar brook" Discussed on The Readout Loud

"UP WE'RE GONNA talk about why scientists typically stay silent about a generous benefactor, and what it means when they do speak up the generous benefactor in question this week is Mark Zuckerberg? The facebook founder who funds researchers through the Chan Zuckerberg initiative. That's the philanthropic vehicle. He set up with his wife Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg has been on the receiving end of a of criticism lately over facebook's content policies most recently for the social media giant's inaction on recent posts from president trump. The president's posts included lines for racist history like quote. When the looting starts, shooting starts. That language was widely interpreted to be A. A threat of violence towards the protesters, demonstrating against racism, following the death of George Floyd, so the letter said that the spread of deliberate misinformation and divisive language on facebook quote directly antithetical to the Chans initiatives philanthropic mission. It also called for facebook to consider stricter content moderation policies, so rebecca I imagine that the soccer camp had a response to all this. What did they say? Yeah, so? I covered this story over the past weekend and I didn't hear back from facebook, but the statement that I got from the herbs should have was all about distancing. It's work from facebook a spokesperson for the Flynn. Emphasized that the organization is separate from facebook. It has a separate staff separate offices separate mission. The spokesperson also said that the. Berg Initiative respects the rights of its grandest quote to their opinions, including on facebook policies, so given the kind of strange relationships there in. What did you make this open letter recco? Yes, it's really not something you see very often. Resources just have very little incentive to publicly criticize their backer, but I think this letter speaks to a few things. One Merck Soccer burg has become so widely disliked at this point due to facebook's many sins that I think it's become palatable in mainstream to criticize him and second, I think social media, but ironically in this case has kind of changed the terms of these funder fundy relationships. Researchers just don't face the same risk of retaliation. Past they now platform thanks to places like facebook and twitter, where they could speak out and get lots of attention, if say, Mark Zuckerberg decided to revoke their grants for criticizing him, and that risk of extremely bad pr creates disincentive for funder like Zuckerberg to retaliate in such a way, so is there any precedent for something like this happening I really couldn't think of anything. There is such a culture and philanthropy of politeness as long as the money keeps flowing. Someone on twitter, commenting on the open letter said that it reminded them of the break between the cyclist Lance Armstrong, and his Cancer Foundation live strong in the wake of doping scandals. This is not the same situation to be sure you know. The initiative isn't going to distance itself from Zuckerberg anytime soon, and it doesn't even have the pendants that would be. To do so, but I think it's pretty striking that there so little precedent for what we're seeing here so now that we're a few days removed. How impactful do you think this letter is going to be so liar? Packer? That's the computational biologist at Caltech tweeted sarcastically that it was exciting to see all the P is pledging to return the money. If the petition is ignored, so the point he was making here was a good one. You know so far. These scientists haven't really done anything more than frown Zuckerberg if facebook. FACEBOOK refuses to change its policies. Will they keep their grip funding, or will they refuse to apply for it again in the future if they keep taking the money and and nothing changes, I think this open letter is going to feel like empty words, but if they do back up, their words with action could dictate how much pressure facebook really feels something like this, and it could also dictate how toxic Zakar Brooks brand could ultimately become yeah. I was thinking that as i. read the story as well. You know the. Initiative, I think traces its roots, twenty fifteen and know this feels like ancient history at this point, but two thousand sixteen was not a great year for. Mark Zuckerberg NPR terms or for facebook as an entity. If we recall the came genetic scandal and The tendrils of the we talk about facebook now I think really began back then when it came to disinformation privacy, all of the things that we're concerned about so I respect the opinions they put forth about the latest things with respect to Donald. Trump but I'm not sure they should have been surprised that things escalated to this point. And when they accepted the checks in the first place I mean arguably that was the original sin. I also think it's pretty striking at. What was once? I think pretty robust debate about whether to moderate the president or censor. The president has become sort of an issue of protests. It's one thing for reasonable people to disagree about proper moderation for a statement made on a social media website by the president, but we've reached the point here where it, it's become sort of consensus opinion among a certain segment that this is something face because a duty to do, and it's amazing. How much the debate has shifted. So we spend a Lotta time on this podcast talking about Ram, Desert Gilead Sciences treatment for covid nineteen. That's meant discussing how well it works how much it should cost, and which patients might actually benefit from it starts Eric but men has been covering the messy disorganized system through which patients actually get access to a limited supply of the drug this week. He published a story about Tennessee families arduous quest to get their hands on it. It's a story that illustrates how law the system is. An era coins us now to talk. Talk about it. Eric thanks for coming back on the show. Thank you so much for having me before we get started with what happened in Tennessee. Can you kind of set the scene for us? We know that Julia donated thousands of desert doses to the federal government, and that the government is handling distribution to individual states. But how does that process play out in practice that is such a great question, and it has changed a number of times in the past few weeks, so at first. What happened was on May sixth. Hospitals just sort of got cases of disappear out of the blue and. They were pretty surprised that these shipments were coming to them and especially surprised because they couldn't tell why. In Boston say mass general was getting shipments, but Boston. Medical Center wasn't even.

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"zakar brook" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:26 min | 2 years ago

"zakar brook" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Nine thirty AM. In Hong Kong. I'm Kathleen, hey, and I'm Doug krizner. We're coming to you from the Bloomberg interactive brokers studio in New York, we've now got trading in Hong Kong and in Shanghai as well composite index is up about six tenths of one percent earlier, the PBOC weaken the fixing by about a quarter of one percent largely because of a big move during the New York session in the dollar. The Bloomberg dollar spot index was up three tenths of one percent. And it's continuing to build on those gains. We'll have more on markets in a moment right now. This hour's top business stories. Oracle shares fell about three percent in late trading today, it's out with the disappointing. Forecasts. So another setback as that pushes to become a more significant player in cloud computing. Meantime, broadcom picked up about five percent in late US trading. This is after the company reported profit above estimates. And the chip maker is sticking with its full year forecast. Surprising story today. Facebook losing a top executive chief product officer. Creeks. Chris Cox is leaving Limerick. Sarah Frier says he isn't saying why. But he's leaving some clues. If you read between the lines of his blog post, he says that whoever comes in next to be excited to see through the new product direction. And that is referring to the fact that Zakar Brooks says that the future of face products will be about encrypted messaging pointing to be about information that not even Facebook can see and Cox wasn't ready for that. Next shift in the aftermath. Facebook shares down in late trading after falling in the regular session Toyota is boosting its US spending. By nearly thirty percent is the company is trade policy from President Trump, the story from Bloomberg's Remy and Asensio the Japanese automaker plans to outlay an additional three billion dollars to its multi year investment plan. This puts the total for the five years ending in two thousand twenty one to almost thirteen billion the new investments in. Clued seven hundred fifty million dollars across several plants including one in Kentucky for gas electric versions of the top selling wrath for crossover and Lexus sedans, President Trump praising the move the US and Japan may be gearing up for trade talks later this month. Ramy Inocencio, Bloomberg daybreak Asia, Google coming under fire. The Pentagon acting secretary defense Patrick Shanahan says it seems Google is more willing to help China's military. He says the country's military benefits from Google because of the way companies they're cooperate with the government. But he says in the US Google refuses to do business, but the department of defense on certain contracts well yesterday late in the session, we had word from the Chinese government that the economic data essentially points to a deepening slowdown. I mean, at least if you look at the numbers we were seeing for the first two months of the year. And now they came back, and basically said the weakness was due to the holidays. We have that from Bloomberg's Yvonne man a spokesperson for the national bureau of statistics says lunar new. A year is the main culprit behind the underwhelming economic indicators. Mal says the holiday usually hurts industrial output in the four days ahead of it and fifteen to twenty days afterward, for example. He says the five point three percent growth in industrial output would have been six point one percent without holiday effects exports would have jumped seven point eight percent instead of slumping twenty. And now also says unemployment arising to a two year high was sparked by migrant workers flooding back to cities to look for jobs after spending the festival in their hometown. In Hong Kong. I'm Yvonne man, Bloomberg daybreak Asia and speaking of Chinese data, we just got new home prices for the month of February a gain of a little more than one half of one percent that's month over month and the growth rate is slower than what we saw in January right now in the equity market. Shanghai composite is up six tenths of one percent. Ending Hong Kong hang sang is higher by less than one tenth of one percent spoke earlier. Or two about the weaker fixing for the against the dollar, the fix was actually about a quarter percentage point below where we were the prior day and the offshore right now at six seventy to fifty eight the drop against the dollar is about one tenth of one percent. Big drop in the Japanese yen during the New York session against the greenback. And the end is continuing to trade weaker here at one eleven eighty seven meantime, Nikkei two twenty-five ahead. Eight tenths of one percent in Seoul, the kospi higher by one half of one percent. Meantime in Sydney, the ASX two hundred is down less than one tenth of one percent. And where the bond market is concerned very little movement in the US ten year treasury right now in the Tokyo session. We're yielding two point six three percent. Crude oil above fifty eight a barrel. We're at fifty eight fifty four something on your mind. Three's a charm. That's what it looks like to me for tree Somme too big vote. She lost. And now finally she wins one. I'm talking about UK Prime Minister Theresa may getting the parliamentary okay for a Brexit delay. That's quite a little Brian. Ed Baxter has global news in the Bloomberg nine hundred sixty San Francisco newsroom. Ed. Yeah. Kathleen, you're right. It of saves a dismal week today today parliamentary vote if necessary until the end of June. It could be short lived though, she has another go Kathleen on her plan next week. And Bloomberg's Sebastian Selleck says it's already been defeated in this form say wasn't. They get the vote next week. They're going to vote on exactly the same text as they did the second time the difference is this threat of a long extension because there's so much it could be bring with us. So the currency all Theresa May now is essentially fair because you could get a second referendum. You could risk the EU setting the terms and the EU maybe working with me on this for the strategy. Bloomberg's Maria today. While the others. Do you think it's actually a helping hand for the prime minister? They do think the threat of a long extension may help her get the fetish line. And that could be the vote next week with a deadline closing in Tokyo district court has found former mount gawks chief Mark Kabulis carpet less I should say guilty on some charges. Sentencing of the two and a half years in prison suspended for four. Prosecutors had sought ten years a major defeat today for US President Donald Trump has Republican members of the Senate join Democrats to block the president's emergency declaration Republican mitt Romney's is a constitutional issue. And I'm gonna vote.

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"zakar brook" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"zakar brook" Discussed on KQED Radio

"By the trump campaign cambridge analytica reportedly harvested personal information from fifty million facebook users without their consent after days of silence facebook ceo mark zuckerberg responded to the growing scandal in a blog post and interviews zakar brook said facebook will take new security measures and restrict access to some user data by third party apps me well some lawmakers wants to testify before congress and there's now a social media campaign urging users to delete their facebook accounts joining me now with more on this are cake silicon valley bureau chief tanya moseley marketwatch tech editor and san francisco bureau chief jeremy owens and electrician frontier foundation researcher jenny gephardt's welcome to you all well there are so many issues here trust regulation data privacy how facebook is responding to all all of that but tanya i have to ask you first of all lay out the senior figure for us because the misuse of data involving cambridge analytica happened in twenty fifteen when did facebook know about it and why did it not notify users who were affected earlier so facebook received word that cambridge analytica had this data around that time in twenty fifteen and they went to them and said please you need to destroy this and cambridge analytica said yes we will do that and they actually gave them an agreement saying that they would do that from that point i want to tell you though they found out about it from reporters from the guardian reporter there as well as another publication notify facebook that this was a possibility and it's this was happening i think the million dollar question is why they didn't notify the public until now we received word before the new york times published its piece about all of this that facebook was going to deny cambridge analytica on there platform and they were we receive that in a facebook post as well as on their newsroom blog as well so that's the big question is why we didn't know about the sooner and what do you think the answer is i mean it's were they wanted to practice protects their profits or what do you think happened here.

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