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The US worried about vaccine tourists. Now it’s encouraging them.

Like many vaccine tourists, “Alex” doesn’t want you to know his real name.  The British expat arrived on a red-eye flight from his home in Nairobi, Kenya, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday, May 21, with the intention of staying just a few days—more than enough time, he hoped, to get […]

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Startup Phantom Space wants to be the Henry Ford of rockets

Jim Cantrell calls himself “one of the intellectual fathers of the small-launch business.” It’s hard to disagree. When Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, Cantrell became its first vice president of business development. His expertise was critical to the development of the company’s first rocket, the Falcon 1. Cantrell later founded Strategic Space Development (StratSpace), […]

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Collective data rights can stop big tech from obliterating privacy

Every person engaged with the networked world constantly creates rivers of data. We do this in ways we are aware of, and ways that we aren’t. Corporations are eager to take advantage. Take, for instance, NumberEight, a startup, that, according to Wired, “helps apps infer user activity based on data from a smartphone’s sensors: whether […]

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macOS Big Sur 11.4 Patches Vulnerability That Allowed Hackers to Take Screenshots

Along with iOS 14.6 release today, Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.4. The new update brings podcast subscriptions, Apple Music Lossless audio support, and much more to the Mac. A new report claims that Apple patched a vulnerability on macOS 11.4 that allowed hacks to take screenshots and screen recordings without users’ consent. Continue reading […]

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Vaccine waitlist Dr. B collected data from millions. But how many did it help?

When Joanie Schaffer heard about Dr. B, a free covid-19 vaccine standby service, she was running out of options. It was early February, and vaccine appointments were scarce, so Schaffer, who was already vaccinated herself, was volunteering her time to help friends, family, and even strangers secure their shots. She had read stories about people […]