MICROSOFT’S EBOOK APOCALYPSE, FACEBOOK DRUG ADS, AND MORE NEWS

WIRED | 7/1/2019 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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It turns out you don't actually own your ebooks; those "Hims" and "Hers" ads you always see are against the rules; and WIRED took a look at the importance of photographing women in sports. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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The closing of Microsoft's ebook store is a sharp reminder to consumers: You don't own the digital books you bought. What you actually acquired is a license to access them. As soon as this week, Microsoft book buyers will see their ebooks disappear from all devices. Microsoft says it will give full refunds to its customers, but the next time a platform folds you may not be so lucky.

If you've spent any time on social media, you've probably seen ads for the prescription drug services Hims and Hers. The ads encourage you to skip the trip to the doctor and instead consult an online physician to get meds for things like erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and social anxiety. But Facebook's policies prohibit the sale of prescription drugs, and the FDA requires companies to list the side effects in ads, which these do not....
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