Health

Anthony Fauci Says His COVID-19 Symptoms Worsened Dramatically In…

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he experienced a harsh rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after contracting the virus earlier this month. Fauci, the infectious disease expert and adviser on the nation’s COVID-19 response, told a health summit on Tuesday that his symptoms were “minimal” at first, but he was put on the antiviral drug Paxlovid when they […]

Technology

Instagram And Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion […]

Biden Says He’s Proud Of Apple Store Workers Who Unionized

President Joe Biden had some words of encouragement Monday for Apple Store workers who just formed the company’s first retail union. “I’m proud of them,” the president said, according to the White House pool report. “Workers have a right to determine under what conditions they’re gonna work or not. And I think the thing that […]

Google Engineer On Leave After He Claims AI Program Has Gone Sentient

A Google engineer is speaking out since the company placed him on administrative leave after he told his bosses an artificial intelligence program he was working with is now sentient. Blake Lemoine reached his conclusion after conversing since last fall with LaMDA, Google’s artificially intelligent chatbot generator, what he calls part of a “hive mind.” […]

After Mass Shooting, NYC Explores Gun Detectors In Subways

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it. The technology to scan large numbers of people quickly for […]

Twitter Shareholders Meet Amid Elon Musk’s Takeover Drama

Twitter’s regularly scheduled shareholder meeting Wednesday didn’t include a vote on Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform. That vote will take place at a yet-undetermined date in the future. CEO Parag Agrawal said at the outset that executives won’t be answering any questions surrounding the proposal. Even a question from […]

Trump Plans To Restrict His Use Of Twitter To Benefit Truth Social

Former President Donald Trump plans to partially restrict his use of Twitter if allowed back on the social media site and will instead prioritize using his fledgling social media app, Truth Social, according to a new federal securities filing. Trump has agreed that if he wants to post something on social media — anything unrelated […]

Facebook Is Still Allowing Mug Shots Even Though They Can Ruin Lives

Mug shots are a snapshot of the worst days of people’s lives. They’re taken when someone has been accused of a crime, but not convicted; fodder for the public’s voyeuristic impulses even if they serve no purpose to the public. No matter what happens next — whether a person is cleared, convicted, serves their sentence […]

Elon Musk Says Some Twitter Users Will Have To Pay To Use Platform

Elon Musk, who is in the process of acquiring Twitter, announced the latest change he is envisioning for the platform: that some users will have to pay to use the service. “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,” Musk tweeted Tuesday. Advertisement “Twitter will always be free for […]

Ex-Twitter CEO Dings Elon Musk For Attacks On Twitter’s Top Lawyer

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo appeared to direct a terse message on Wednesday to the company’s new overlord, Elon Musk: “Bullying is not leadership.” Musk spent part of his day publicly attacking one of his new employees on the platform he said he would purchase two days earlier, which sparked condemnation from an array of […]

Just Some Things Elon Musk Said He’d Do With His Money Before He Bought Twitter

PayPal co-founder and gemstone heir Elon Musk made waves on Monday when Twitter accepted his offer to buy the social media company for $44 billion and take it private in the name of “free speech.” Of the world’s 2,668 billionaires, he is the billionairiest, with an estimated $242.4 billion as of Wednesday morning, according to […]

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