Recommended Reading: The Fate of Apple and Google Contact Tracking Technology

The US digital contact tracing debacle

Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic Ocean

Unless you live in a few specific states, you probably never got the chance to use the contact tracing system that resulted from an unprecedented partnership between Apple and Google. As it turns out, there are a few reasons the technology never got off the ground in the US, from privacy concerns among the general public to the federal government’s inability to deviate from its vaccine-or-bust strategy.

The Athletic wanted to destroy newspapers. Then it became one.

Bryan Curtis, The Ringer

The New York Times spends $550 million on a subscription-based sports media site and its wealth of journalistic talent. Not long ago, the founder told the newspaper that bought it that he wanted to replace the local papers, with a plan to “bleed them continuously until we’re the last ones standing”. Now the site is part of one of the largest newspapers in the country.

The Epic Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes

David Streitfeld, The New York Times

After this week’s fraud verdict, a look back at the decade-long play by the Theranos executive and some of the people she brought with her.

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