Hello, reader. Hallam Bullock here, reporting from London, and today I’m thinking about privacy. 

Our very own Diamond Naga Siu made her thoughts on the Bevi water dispenser gathering employee data very clear in this newsletter earlier in the week. 

Elon Musk, too, strikes me as somebody who values his privacy. Certainly, he doesn’t like people following his jet around. Although, having said that, he apparently doesn’t seem to mind his bodyguards following him to the restroom at Twitter HQ. So, perhaps, there are exceptions? 

Now, let’s take a look at the week’s top stories. 

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1. He raised $200 million to transform autism care. Now, he’s ditching patients to sell healthcare software. Yury Yakubchyk, the cofounder and CEO of Elemy, raised more than $200 million to provide better autism therapy for kids.

But in October, an Insider investigation found the startup struggled with the basics of care, such as hiring enough clinicians and getting covered by insurance — all while kids languished on wait lists.
Now, Elemy is pivoting. Instead of delivering care itself, instead of delivering care itself, the company wants to sell software to clinicians running their own businesses.
Startups of all stripes are known to pivot and change strategy. But the stakes are higher in healthcare. One former Elemy manager said: “It’s literally darts being thrown at a dart board, and he somehow convinced a lot of rich people to give him lots of money.”

Read the full story. 

Top tech stories of the week:

Silicon Valley Bank

2. Silicon Valley is on a knife edge after the implosion of two banks at the heart of its financial system. Following the collapse of crypto lender Silvergate and meltdown at Silicon Valley Bank, questions are being asked about potentially catastrophic ramifications — and experts are answering them. 

3. What happens when you charge a non-Tesla EV at a Supercharger? Chaos. After Tesla opened some of its Superchargers to other EVs, YouTubers took their non-Tesla cars to test them out. “If you’re a Tesla owner, it’s not a good day,” one said. Here’s what happened. 

4. Police are prosecuting abortion seekers using their digital data — and Meta and Google help them do it. As . 

5. Laid-off Twitter staff are struggling to find new work …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Ditching autism care for software

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