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THE WEEK THAT WAS: the 6 things you need to know.

Worried about how fast the Delta-version of covid 19 is spreading many big companies launched stricter rules for going back to the office.. Microsoft said it will allow only vaccinated to enter its US offices and will not fully reopen work sites until Oct 4, at the earliest. Google and Facebook were among the technology companies saying employees must be vaccinated to return to US offices. Google delayed re-opening to Oct 18 from September, while Apple delayed its return-to-office plans to October, at the earliest. LinkedIn said staff can continue to work remotely full-time.

Advertising giant WPP reported revenues back to pre-pandemic levels – a year sooner than expected – thanks to a record-setting rebound in global marketing spend. Underlying revenues increased by 19.3% in the second quarter, the fastest rate of growth the company has ever recorded.

Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay USD 85 million and improve its security to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and Linked and allowing hackers to uninvited get access to Zoom meetings.

Apple announced new child safety features with technology detecting sexually abusing pictures of children by scanning them before they are uploaded to iCloud. Critics said the technology could be misused to scan smartphones and used by authoritarian governments to spy on citizens.

News agency Associated Press (AP) appointed Daisy Veerasingham to be the agency’s new president and CEO. She will be the first woman, first person of colour and first person from outside the US to lead the 175-year-old global news agency. She will succeed Gary Pruitt who plans to retire early next year.

Twitter announced it’s partnering with news agencies  Associated Press and Reuters to fight the spread of false narratives via tweets. Twitter’s curation team will get help from the news organizations to add more context to the news and trends on the platform.


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