Google’s Privacy Backpedal Shows Why It’s So Hard Not to Be Evil

Why Google thought twice about restoring your privacy.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #privacy

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Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I.

The F.B.I. scored two major victories, recovering a Bitcoin ransom and tricking lawbreakers with an encryption app. But criminals may still have the upper hand.

#apple-inc, #australia, #bitcoin-currency, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #google-inc, #justice-department, #organized-crime, #police, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virtual-currency

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Born on the Left, Data for Progress Comes of Age in Biden’s Washington

A liberal think tank has grown comfortable with mainstream influence. Other activists say that being “normie” means it’s selling out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #data-for-progress, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #democratic-party, #mcelwee-sean, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Shoshana Zuboff Explains Why You Should Care About Privacy

In a wide-ranging interview, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” talks about why people should pay attention to how big tech companies are using their information.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-the-fight-for-the-future-at-the-new-frontier-of-power-book, #zuboff-shoshana

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Apple and Facebook’s Feud Reveals Americans Like Privacy

A new operating system gives users more privacy. That’s bad news for Facebook.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

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As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet

Virginia, Florida, Arkansas and Maryland are among dozens of states that have introduced bills to curtail the power of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter.

#computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #corporate-taxes, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #state-legislatures, #states-us

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Apple vs. Facebook

How a routine-looking software update became a major confrontation in the long-running conflict between two of the world’s largest tech companies.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Stay Safe From App Tracking

What we can learn from Apple’s privacy labels, and how we can better protect our information.

#apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #privacy

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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #doctors, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #geisel-school-of-medicine, #medical-schools, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #science-and-technology, #software, #tests-and-examinations

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In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #discrimination, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #states-us

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‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech

The dictionary doesn’t have enough superlatives to describe what’s happening to the five biggest technology companies, raising uncomfortable questions for their C.E.O.s.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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How Data Is Changing the Way Offices Are Run

Building owners are using data collection and artificial intelligence to help control systems like heating, lighting, air quality and even the flow of workers.

#artificial-intelligence, #computer-security, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #real-estate-commercial

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How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice.

With Apple’s latest mobile software update, we can decide whether apps monitor and share our activities with others. Here’s what to know.

#apple-inc, #apple-music, #chen-brian-x, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #ios-operating-system, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #podcasts, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #siri-inc, #social-media, #voice-recognition-systems, #wearable-computing

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Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #australia, #baidu-inc, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #search-engines, #social-media, #united-states

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Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Being “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bentobox, #bernstein-sam, #brannigan-bobby, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #food, #mercato-inc, #moyabeni-krystle, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #small-business, #table22

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In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback

Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising — digital most of all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.

#51degrees-mobi-ltd, #agriculture-and-farming, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #east-africa, #ethiopia, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #global-warming, #grasshoppers, #horn-of-africa, #kenya, #lewa-wildlife-conservancy, #mobile-applications, #somalia, #vulcan-inc, #your-feed-science

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Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices From Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

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Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

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Is Apple’s Privacy Push Facebook’s Existential Threat?

Tim Cook says no.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

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Tools to Protect Your Digital Privacy

A few simple tools go a long way.

#computer-security, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #privacy

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Lending Apps in India Shame Borrowers Who Can’t Pay Money Back

With techniques honed in China, a new breed of company offers expensive loans to people devastated by the pandemic. If they can’t repay, family and friends hear all about it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #hyderabad-india, #india, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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What Sky Bet, The Gambling App, Knows About You

Sky Bet, the most popular one in Britain, compiled extensive records about a user, tracking him in ways he never imagined.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #gambling, #great-britain, #mobile-applications, #naik-ravi, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sky-betting-and-gaming

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What a Gambling App Knows About You

Sky Bet, the most popular one in Britain, compiled extensive records about a user, tracking him in ways he never imagined.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #gambling, #great-britain, #mobile-applications, #naik-ravi, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sky-betting-and-gaming

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America, Your Privacy Settings Are All Wrong

Using an opt-in approach will help curb the excesses of Big Tech.

#computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #law-and-legislation, #online-advertising, #privacy, #united-states

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They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.

Times Opinion was able to identify individuals from a trove of leaked smartphone location data.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Facebook Said to Consider Suing Apple Over App Store Practices

The social network has discussed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, as tensions grow between the companies over how each treats consumer data.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

Requiring that app makers list the data they collect reveals a lot about what some apps do with our information (ahem, WhatsApp) but creates confusion about others.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #apple-music, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #instant-messaging, #labeling-and-labels-product, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #software, #spotify, #web-browsers, #whatsapp-inc

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Parler and the Far Right’s Ever-Evolving Digital Ecosystem

The Biden administration needs a game plan to deal with what will be a rolling and escalating threat from platform migration.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #terrorism, #twitter, #united-states

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Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says

The disclosure comes amid growing legislative scrutiny of how the government uses commercially available location records.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #defense-intelligence-agency, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #mobile-applications, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #search-and-seizure, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyden-ron

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Consumer Groups Target Amazon Prime’s Cancellation Process

A Norwegian group filed a complaint with regulators, saying Amazon had deliberately made it difficult to end memberships to its Prime service. Groups in Europe and the U.S. back the effort.

#amazon-com-inc, #consumer-protection, #customer-relations, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #europe, #norway, #public-citizen, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

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Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #durov-pavel-valeryevich-1984, #facebook-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #moxie-marlinspike, #parler-llc, #privacy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #telegram-llc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whatsapp-inc

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Eviction Records May Haunt Tenants After the Covid-19 Pandemic Ends

Americans who default on their rent may find it hard to escape lasting effects on their financial future.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-scores, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #evictions, #income-inequality, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Apple and Facebook’s Fight Over Your Data Privacy

Facebook and Apple’s fighting over data privacy rights doesn’t help consumers much, until it does.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #social-media

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Facebook’s Tone-Deaf Attack on Apple

The company declared in newspaper ads that it was “standing up to Apple.” It’s a desperate ploy that’s unlikely to work.

#apple-inc, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #epic-games, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Takes the Gloves Off in Feud With Apple

The social network said it opposed changes that Apple was making to the tracking of apps and would provide information for an antitrust complaint against the iPhone maker.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #small-business, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Big Fines and Strict Rules Unveiled Against ‘Big Tech’ in Europe

European Union and British authorities released draft laws to halt the spread of harmful content and improve competition.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #fines-penalties, #hate-speech, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #twitter

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Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators

Silicon Valley is building a powerful influence industry in Brussels, which has “never seen this kind of money” spent this way.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #microsoft-corp, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

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The Trustbusters Come for Facebook. Finally.

The government decides to try to enforce antitrust laws.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #justice-department, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

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C.D.C. Call for Data on Vaccine Recipients Raises Alarm Over Privacy

The Trump administration is requiring states to submit personal data — including names, birth dates and addresses — of Covid-19 vaccine recipients.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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We Should Be Able to Use Apps Without Fear of Government Surveillance

We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #poetry-and-poets, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

#athletics-and-sports, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #national-football-league, #privacy, #sensors, #wearable-computing, #workplace-environment

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The Human Experience Will Not Be Quantified

Why do we keep mistaking data for knowledge?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #iraq-war-2003-11, #presidential-election-of-2020, #science-and-technology

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Friday Night Bytes: Can Analytics Revolutionize High School Football?

George Mahoney is an efficiency expert by trade and by nature. He’s also among the analytics-minded coaches trying to bring data to one of the last holdouts in American sports — high school football.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #football, #interscholastic-athletics, #mahoney-george-analyst, #mangiero-dino, #mater-dei-prep-school

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To Trump, ‘the Polls That Matter’ Point to Victory. The Rest Are ‘Fake.’

President Trump’s blinkered view of 2020 polling has created something of an alternate universe, even as his campaign struggles to find the voters he needs in the data it has.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #kushner-jared, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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How to Take On the Tech Barons

Something has to be done about the technology sector. Here’s what to keep in mind.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #federal-communications-commission, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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The Problems with Prop 24 and California’s Internet Privacy Law

An update to California’s groundbreaking privacy law falls short.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #attorneys-general, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #electronic-frontier-foundation, #law-and-legislation, #privacy, #referendums, #steyer-james-p

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