Day: August 12, 2021

  • Immunocompromised people can get third COVID-19 vaccine shot, FDA says

    Immunocompromised people can get third COVID-19 vaccine shot, FDA says

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Food and Drug Administration will allow people with compromised immune systems to get a third dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The agency amended the emergency use authorizations for each vaccine to allow this specific group of people to get an extra shot. […]

  • UK regulator opposes Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy

    UK regulator opposes Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy

    You might not remember, but Facebook announced in early 2020 that it was acquiring the popular GIF platform “Giphy” for about $400 million. However, the acquisition may face some resistance in the UK, as a local regulatory agency believes it can potentially hurt the competition. more… The post UK regulator opposes Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy […]

  • Russia’s space program just threw a NASA astronaut under the bus

    Russia’s space program just threw a NASA astronaut under the bus

    Enlarge / Image of the hole in Soyuz MS-09 vehicle docked to the International Space Station in 2018. (credit: NASA TV) Russia’s state-owned news service, TASS, has published an extraordinarily defamatory article about NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor. The publication claims that Auñón-Chancellor had an emotional breakdown in space, then damaged a Russian spacecraft in order […]

  • Jake Paul will not face federal charges after FBI raid

    Jake Paul will not face federal charges after FBI raid

    Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The US Attorney won’t be filing any charges against Jake Paul, according to TMZ and a statement sent to The Verge by Paul’s lawyers. Paul was being investigated by the FBI, who raided his house, for his involvement in an incident that took place at an Arizona mall in May […]

  • Apple employees express concerns about new CSAM scanning

    Apple employees express concerns about new CSAM scanning

    Apple has been facing a lot of criticism following the announcement of a new system that will scan users’ photos for CSAM (child sexual abuse material) content. However, not only regular iOS users are worried about this, but also Apple’s own employees. more… The post Apple employees express concerns about new CSAM scanning appeared first […]

  • Apple releases Ted Lasso sticker pack for iMessage and Clips

    Apple releases Ted Lasso sticker pack for iMessage and Clips

    The Apple TV+ comedy series Ted Lasso now has its own iMessage Sticker Pack to easily share the Lasso spirit with friends. Animated stickers are also now available to download inside of the Clips app. more… The post Apple releases Ted Lasso sticker pack for iMessage and Clips appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • Amid Black Widow lawsuit, Disney boss defends its pandemic release strategy

    Amid Black Widow lawsuit, Disney boss defends its pandemic release strategy

    Image: Marvel Following a high-stakes lawsuit over Disney’s day-and-date release of Marvel’s Black Widow on its Premier Access streaming platform and the company’s compensation of the film’s star Scarlett Johansson, the head of Disney today defended both the company’s payouts to talent as well as its decisions around various pandemic movie releases. During the company’s […]

  • How to watch new movie CODA on Apple TV+

    How to watch new movie CODA on Apple TV+

    The indie movie CODA made waves at the 2021 Sundance earlier this year, sweeping the festival and winning the grand jury and audience prizes. Apple quickly snapped up the rights to the movie and it debuts today in theaters and on Apple TV+ from Friday, August 13. more… The post How to watch new movie […]

  • School mask battles rage on as more children fall ill, fill hospitals

    School mask battles rage on as more children fall ill, fill hospitals

    Enlarge / Second-grade teacher Wendy Verrall takes students temperatures during the first day of class at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, California, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Getty | Orange County Register) While battles over mask mandates in schools rage on in several states, the delta-fueled COVID-19 surge continues to sicken more and […]

  • Não foi só o Borba Gato. A queima de estátuas pela América Latina

    Não foi só o Borba Gato. A queima de estátuas pela América Latina

    A estátua do bandeirante Borba Gato foi só uma na lista de monumentos retaliados na América Latina. Chile, Colômbia, Bolívia, Paraguai… Por todo o continente, manifestantes têm se levantado contra antigos símbolos coloniais e de ditadores na tentativa de evitar a exaltação de um passado de repressão. The post Não foi só o Borba Gato. […]

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