The NFL told players patriotism is more important than protest. History proves that doesn’t work

The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy has taken place nearly a century after another time when African-Americans painfully grappled with questions concerning loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights.

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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protesting

The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy has taken place nearly a century after another time when African-Americans painfully grappled with questions concerning loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights.

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Teen says Apple Watch saved her life after heart rate alert led to uncovering kidney failure

A Florida teen is praising Apple Watch for saving her life. We’ve heard similar stories about how the wearable’s detection of abnormally high resting heart rates has made a huge impact. But instead of a heart issue this time around, the teen’s Apple …

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The Apple Watch Saved Yet Another Life Of A Woman And This Time It Happened In India

On a stressful day, the smartwatch prompted her about her elevated heart rate. One of her associates forgot to get a signature which was crucial as it was under a strict deadline. This naturally caused her extra stress and the Apple Watch started to buzz …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook denies access to Facebook user data – CNET

“We’ve never been in the data business,” Cook told NPR , responding to a New York Times report Sunday that Facebook had agreements to provide access to large amounts of user data to at least 60 different device makers — including companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and “The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested — zero,” Cook told NPR. “What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing,” Cook added.

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Facebook says device-integrated APIs allowed vendors to recreate…

Facebook gave 60+ device makers, including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, deeper access to users’ personal info than previously known, through private APIs – The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections. Facebook says device-integrated APIs allowed vendors to recreate Facebook-like experiences, were governed by strict contracts, and are being faded out – The New York Times has today written a long piece about our device-integrated APIs – software we launched 10 years ago to help get Facebook onto mobile devices.

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