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Andy Rubin (Photo via Essential)

Android creator and former Google executive Andy Rubin left the company after an internal investigation found he'd had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, The Information reports. Rubin's spokesperson denied that any relationship during his time at Google was non-consensual.

Context: Rubin, a respected Silicon Valley exec, who now runs smartphone company Essential, is the latest high-profile tech figure to be accused of misconduct with female coworkers. Also today, NBC fired Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Google declined to comment. An Essential spokesperson emailed: "At our last regularly scheduled board meeting earlier in November, Andy asked for a leave of absence to deal with personal matters. The Board agreed and our President, Niccolo de Masi, will continue to run day to day operations at Essential."

This post has been updated to include a statement from Essential.

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can take fewer precautions

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People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take fewer precautions in certain situations, including socializing indoors without masks when in the company of low-risk or other vaccinated individuals, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.

Why it matters: Per the report, there's early evidence that suggests vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and are potentially less likely to transmit the virus to other people. At the time of its publication, the CDC said the guidance would apply to about 10% of Americans.