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"You have no privacy... Your data is held by so many companies that Facebook isn’t doing something all that unusual."
— Billionaire Mark Cuban at an Axios event at Ohio State University.

Cuban said the best way to avoid privacy issues with Facebook is to avoid it. "Just don’t use Facebook and you don’t have to worry about it." At the same time, Cuban says users need to be smarter about what they're using: "We're all happy to beat up on Mark Zuckerberg. Anybody read the terms of service?"

Why this matters: The Cambridge Analytica controversy has turned into a reckoning over Facebook's data practices. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been publicly defending the company in media interviews and is expected to appear before Congress this month.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. EST: 32,062,182 — Total deaths: 979,701 — Total recoveries: 22,057,268Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m EST: 6,967,103 — Total deaths: 202,558 — Total recoveries: 2,670,256 — Total tests: 97,459,742Map.
  3. Health: Cases are surging again in 22 states — New York will conduct its own review of coronavirus vaccine.
  4. Business: America is closing out its strongest quarter of economic growth.
  5. Technology: 2020 tech solutions may be sapping our resolve to beat the pandemic.
  6. Sports: Here's what college basketball will look like this season.
  7. Science: During COVID-19 shutdown, a common sparrow changed its song.
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The child care tax on America's economy

Child care in the U.S. is in crisis, which makes it much harder for the American economy to recover — as providers struggle to stay in business and parents wrestle with work.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the problems and what can be done to solve them, with Vox senior reporter Anna North.

Viral load is a puzzle in COVID-19

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How sick a person gets from a virus can depend on how much of the pathogen that person was exposed to and how much virus is replicating in their body — questions that are still open for the novel coronavirus.

Why it matters: As people try to balance resuming parts of their daily lives with controlling their risk of COVID-19, understanding the role of viral load could help tailor public health measures and patient care.

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