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Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

But despite the recent media coverage, political takes, and new app launches, it’s not clear what the long-term outlook for vaccine credentials might be. In the short run, they might become a sort of nudge for the hesitant, encouraging them to get their shots in order to open doors that …

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Preparing for AI-enabled cyberattacks

Preparing for AI-enabled cyberattacks

MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with AI cybersecurity company Darktrace, surveyed more than 300 C-level executives, directors, and managers worldwide to understand how they’re addressing the cyberthreats they’re up against—and how to use AI to help fight against them. As it is, 60% of respondents report that human-driven responses …

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You don’t get an invite to these weddings unless you’re vaccinated

You don’t get an invite to these weddings unless you’re vaccinated

Julie-Ann Hutchinson and Kyle Burton, Baltimore-based health care professionals, went to extraordinary lengths to ensure their 40-person St. Louis wedding last September ran smoothly. They hired a “covid safety officer,” a nurse who, for $60 an hour for five hours, checked temperatures, asked guests how they felt, and handed out …

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Everything you need to know about the Facebook data leak

Everything you need to know about the Facebook data leak

The news: The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data trove, uncovered by security researcher Alon Gal, includes phone numbers, email addresses, home towns, full names, and birth dates. Initially, Facebook claimed that the data leak …

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The future of work is uniquely human

The future of work is uniquely human

The disruptive shifts of 2020, including covid-19 shutdowns that led to millions of workers working remotely, forced organizations to radically rethink everything from worker well-being, business models and operations to investments in cloud-based collaboration and communication tools. Across every industry, last year’s best-laid plans were turned upside down. So it’s …

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How the pandemic is fueling the tech industry’s union push

How the pandemic is fueling the tech industry’s union push

The last votes for one of the most closely-watched unionization drives in modern history came in on Monday, March 29, and results could be announced shortly. The vote among almost 6,000 workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama on whether to join the Retail Warehouse and Department Store …

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