Breaking down the biggest pharmaceutical deal on record
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s $74 billion acquisition of drugmaker Celgene Corp. is the biggest deal ever announced this early in a calendar year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1990.
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Pfizer and BioNTech have chosen RNA messenger technology for their vaccine. It is made up of lab-made RNA strands containing the code for the same protein that allows coronavirus to enter cells.
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Though the late-stage trial results showed an efficacy of 70% on average, up to 90% of people can be prevented from getting the coronavirus if a lower dose is used. AstraZeneca said the vaccine is "highly effective."
17 Dec 2020
The United States Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine major social media and streaming services to hand over information about how they collect and use personal data from their users. The platforms concerned include Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Amazon's Twitch. This inquiry comes as the European Commission prepares to unveil its new draft regulations for the technology industry. Also today, Pinterest agrees a $22.5 million settlement with its former chief operating officer, who had accused the company of gender discrimination.
10 Jan 2021
WhatsApp asked its users to agree to its new updated terms, which would allow the service to share users' data with Facebook and facilitate e-commerce.
18 Jan 2021
The messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it will postpone planned changes to its data-sharing policy after a widespread backlash. Also, a number of corporations in the US have paused political donations in the aftermath of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. And here in France, 2020 saw a record number of companies created.
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Irish regulators are responsible for the investigation because the US tech giant has set up its European headquarters in Dublin. It will focus on reports that more than 500 million users saw their data leaked online.
16 Apr 2021
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14 May 2021
Hamburg's top data protection official has banned Facebook from using WhatsApp customer data, citing concerns over the "mass building" of user profiles that could be exploited. Facebook says it will appeal the move.
24 May 2021
The IAEA will not be able to monitor Iran's nuclear activity after the end of a three-month arrangement. The development comes as world powers continue to make attempts at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.
28 Sep 2021
Hackers have stolen the personal data of around 1.4 million people who took Covid-19 tests in the Paris region in mid-2020. It's the latest in a growing number of cyber attacks on French health institutions. So how secure is our data? We take a closer look.
2 Oct 2021
The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds could be approved in the US as early as October. Meanwhile, Australia plans to stop paying workers affected by lockdowns. Follow DW for the latest.
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Europe has just marked the second anniversary of Gaia-X. It's a cloud data project intended to help the continent achieve "digital sovereignty," but many companies remain skeptical or have simply never heard of it .
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