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Now Isn’t the Time to Give Users Control of Their Data

The testimony of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen sparked the latest flare-up in a never-ending series of revelations on how companies and governments mine and commercialize our personal data. In an attempt to put consumers back in the driver’s seat, recent updates to data protection regulations such as the GDPR in the European Union and the […]

To Help People With Long Covid, Scientists Need to Define It

Almost from the beginning of the Covid pandemic, reports have accumulated of persistent, weird, disabling symptoms in survivors, a syndrome that’s come to be known as long Covid. The complex of fatigue, confusion, heart arrhythmias, gut disorders, and other problems—which may persist months after an infection begins, or arise months after it seems to have […]

19 Best Black Friday Fitness, Home Gym, Outdoor Deals (2021)

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Garmin REI, Moosejaw, Backcountry Senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So considers Garmin’s Forerunner series the best smartwatches for runners in her guide to the best fitness trackers. The Forerunner 245 HR has built-in GPS for tracking your runs, and the battery will last for up to seven days. Target, Amazon Garmin’s […]

Apps to Help Manage Meals for Different Dietary Needs

What it does: Meant only for people following a gluten-free diet, FindMeGlutenFree makes it easier to locate restaurants that offer gluten-free options. Users can filter by restaurants that are dedicated gluten-free—meaning they don’t make anything that contains gluten—or restaurants with a separate gluten-free menu. Restaurants are peer-reported, so if you find a good one that […]