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January 12, 2020, 3:33 AM

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
1B+ medical images of patients found online, as hospitals and doctors' offices ignore security and upload X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans to unsecured servers  —  Every day, millions of new medical images containing the personal health information of patients are spilling out onto the internet.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
CES roundup: flexible screens are coming, battle between Intel and AMD to intensify, sex tech is on the rise, tech companies fetishized AI and 5G a little less  —  iCES is over, and I am quite sure you'll be happy to be done with it.  We still have more to come today and perhaps a little next week.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Google's healthcare efforts, like Project Nightingale and “Guardian” search tool, which are drawing scrutiny over mass collection of medical records  —  The company has struck deals that grant it access to millions of patient records  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. …
Isobel Cockerell / Coda Story:
Instagram is removing posts and suspending accounts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, says it is complying with US sanctions  —  News agencies, human rights activists and influencers have had their accounts deactivated.  —  After a U.S. drone strike killed …
Masha Borak / South China Morning Post:
Tencent says users spent ~$115B in 2019, up 160% YoY, through WeChat mini programs, which are miniature apps that work within the chat app  —  WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019This article originally appeared …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Facebook shares closed at an all-time high of $218.30 on Thursday, valuing it at $622B and surpassing the previous high of $217.50 reached in July 2018  —  Facebook's share price has hit an all-time high, surpassing the peak it reached before a series of privacy scandals in 2018 and despite attacks …
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Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Dami Wangxiao, a sub-brand of Chinese online education platform VIPKid, announces $80M Series A led by Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings, and Hammer Capital  —  The brand aims to offer live-streamed English and maths courses to primary students in China.  A sub-brand of Chinese online …
Christie Aschwanden / Wired:
AI systems, like Google's system for reading mammograms, have the potential to worsen pre-existing problems like overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment  —  A new study out from Google seems to show the promise of AI-assisted health care.  Actually, it shows the threat.
Marty Stempniak / Radiology Business:
Covera Health, whose analytics platform helps employers and insurers lower health care spend by identifying errors in imaging diagnoses, raises $23.5M Series B  —  A New York City startup that's working to help employers and insurers root out misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatment …
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