Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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Nothing To Worry About Foreign Currency Deposit Redemptions: Raghuram Rajan

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday allayed fears of any “disruptive” impact on the markets due to the redemption in coming months from $26-billion foreign currency deposits, calling it a “smaller eventuality”. Separately, the RBI announced pumping in of Rs 10,000 crore through open market purchase of government securities to meet the perceived liquidity crunch due to the upcoming redemption. “I think in relative terms, the FCNR(B) redemptions should be seen as much smaller eventuality. Not only do we have forward positions, we also have plenty of reserves,” he told researchers and analysts in…

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Gun-Toting Terrorists At Kashmir Rallies Worry Forces

SRINAGAR:The sight of gun-toting terrorists at public rallies have become the fresh cause of concern in Kashmir Valley, which had been witnessing unrest for almost a month, since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. So far, the terrorists have been spotted at large public gatherings at three different places — Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam districts. On Wednesday, the terrorists addressed public meetings at Arwani in south Kashmir, asking people to follow the protest and strike calendar issued by the separatist leaders of the Hurriyat. Government and security forces…

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Arnab Goswami, You Don’t Scare Me. But You Should Worry India

It’s been called many things. A media brawl, a spat, a slanging match, a clash of personalities, everything but what it really is – standing up for freedom and rejecting the sinister intimidation tactics of a classic bully and his embarrassing subversion of journalism. This week, I wrote a Facebook post saying I am ashamed to belong to the same profession as Arnab Goswami, a former NDTV colleague and now the hugely successful editor at a competitive network, Times Now. Tens of thousands of people have since read and debated what…

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