Google just got access to millions of medical records. Here are the pros and cons.

The program, code-named “Nightingale,” is already creating major privacy concerns. | Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images What Google plans to do with the records is unclear. This episode of Reset explores the potential impacts on patient privacy. Google has been venturing into new areas of business and recently made huge news when it got access to the health records of millions of Americans through a partnership with the Ascension hospital network….

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The fight to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League (which may not even exist), explained

A still from Zack Snyder’s alleged directors’ cut | Vero/Snyder Zack Snyder’s fabled cut of Justice League and the corporate conspiracy theory behind it. The most anticipated Warner Bros. superhero flick is one that might not even exist: the infamous “Snyder Cut” of the movie Justice League. It’s an alleged version of director Zack Snyder’s Justice League that has become something of a myth among fans. Diehard DC Comics fans will tell you that the…

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Cats’ new trailer is here. It’s very Cats.

Universal Pictures When the dawn comes, the new Cats trailer will be a memory, too, and a new day will begin. As Vox’s chief Cats correspondent, here are some of the things that have happened to me over the past 6 months since the first trailer for the musical’s live-action adaptation was released, and as we wait for its December 20 release date: I’ve had to explain the plot of Cats repeatedly to people, and…

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The attacks on Vindman’s military uniform, explained

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council and is the first White House aide to testify in the House impeachment inquiry. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It’s standard practice for officers testifying on Capitol Hill to wear their uniform. Four witnesses were called to testify on the third day of public hearings into the House impeachment inquiry. Of the four, Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council staffer and a…

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House Republicans are still fixated on the whistleblower

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questions top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr., November 13, 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans have repeatedly attempted to shift the focus onto the whistleblower to undermine the substance of the allegations. Tuesday was no different. For weeks now, Republicans have said they’d like to unmask the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine, despite concerns that it could put that individual at…

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What to expect at the fifth Democratic debate

Democratic presidential candidates gather for a debate in Ohio. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Warren’s new health care plan and the impeachment inquiry are set to take center stage. The fifth Democratic presidential debate — which will once again feature 10 candidates — will be on Wednesday, November 20, from 9 to 11 ET at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be broadcast by MSNBC. The debate will be co-hosted by the Washington Post…

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The GOP counsel’s xenophobic attack on Vindman’s patriotism

Alexander Vindman, National Security Council Director for European Affairs, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on November 19, 2019. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Perhaps the grossest moment of the impeachment hearings to date. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, one of the key witnesses in the House Democrats’ impeachment hearings, is an Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient who has served in the US Army for the past 20 years. He also immigrated from the Soviet…

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