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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over ‘Theft’ Of Personal Data : NPR

TikTok on Wednesday agreed to pay $92 million to settle claims stemming from a class-action lawsuit alleging the app illegally tracked and shared the personal data of users without their consent.

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TikTok on Wednesday agreed to pay $92 million to settle claims stemming from a class-action lawsuit alleging the app illegally tracked and shared the personal data of users without their consent.

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TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle dozens of lawsuits alleging that the popular video-sharing app harvested personal data from users, including information using facial recognition

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Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts : NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean up the air,” Hollon says. “We want everybody to do it. It’s everybody’s air that we’re all breathing. Makes my mountain bike ride that much easier.”

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Facing the rising threat of wildfire and extreme drought, Flagstaff, Ariz., unveiled an ambitious effort two years ago to cut the heat-trapping

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Why Printers Are The Worst : Planet Money : NPR

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Hewlett-Packard Co. inkjet cartridges sit on display at the J&R Music World store in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.

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DeLores Williams still remembers the day her printer stopped working. It was a Saturday, in September 2016. She walked, as she often does, to her home office to print photos of her grandkids. But when she clicked print, she didn’t hear her printer working. Finally, it did. But what came out were blobs of color.

Across the country, other people were running into similar problems. What’s more, they all had printers made by the same company, HP.

Williams called HP customer service. She spent hours with them on the phone,

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Black-Owned Businesses Fighting For Survival Turn To Small Banks : NPR

A store in Boston displays a sign noting its Black ownership on June 24, 2020. Black-owned businesses struggled to get coronavirus emergency loans last year, until community lenders stepped in to help.

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A store in Boston displays a sign noting its Black ownership on June 24, 2020. Black-owned businesses struggled to get coronavirus emergency loans last year, until community lenders stepped in to help.

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When Black business owner Jennifer Kelly applied for an emergency loan for small businesses through a major bank last spring, she found herself shut out.

Kelly,

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World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN : NPR

Bootsy Collins

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Bootsy Collins

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  • Bootsy Collins, “Stargate”
  • Bootsy Collins, “The Power Of The One” (from Bootsy’s archive)
  • James Brown, “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
  • Funkadelic, “Philmore”
  • Bootsy Collins, “Crushin On U” (from Bootsy’s archive)

How’s your day going? I hope you’re having a good one so far, but if you’re not… that may be about to change. Because today we are joined by the one and only Bootsy Collins.

The funk legend’s latest album is called The

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