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Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

SCIENCE | By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 25, 2021

"It's a backwards strategy," says Dr. Christian Ramers. "It's so much better to prevent a disease than to use an expensive, cumbersome and difficult-to-use therapy."

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 25, 2021

Beyond its daily use, smart home technology is also proving to be a smart real estate investment. But not all products are created equal. Here's a look at some of the most popular smart home products on the market.

OnlyFans Planned Porn Ban Suspended after User Outcry

OnlyFans Planned Porn Ban Suspended after User Outcry

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Aug 25, 2021

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers.

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

SCIENCE | By Rachana Pradhan | Aug 23, 2021

The Biden administration's plans to make COVID-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective scream of protest from the scientific community.

Adult Performer Josh Moore Lashes Out at Those Laughing at Sex Workers Impacted by OnlyFans Decision

Adult Performer Josh Moore Lashes Out at Those Laughing at Sex Workers Impacted by OnlyFans Decision

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22, 2021

The economic and emotional fallout from OnlyFans decision to block explicit content from the site after October 1 continues with sex workers most impacted. Adult performer Josh Moore expressed his frustration in a tweet.

Twitter Users Slam OnlyFans' Decision to Ban Explicit Sexual Content

Twitter Users Slam OnlyFans' Decision to Ban Explicit Sexual Content

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 21, 2021

On Thursday OnlyFans, the site where content is shared for profit, content after October 1. On Twitter many call the decision as being based on moral judgment and will hurt sex workers.

China's Mars Rover Soldiers on after Completing Program

China's Mars Rover Soldiers on after Completing Program

SCIENCE | Aug 21, 2021

China's Zhurong Mars rover is soldiering on after completing its initial program to explore the red planet and search for frozen water that could provide clues as to whether it once supported life.

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

VIDEO GAMES | Aug 20, 2021

LGBTQ+ representation in gaming has taken another step forward with the introduction of a transgender operator in Ubisoft's "Rainbow Siege Six" — the company's first trans character.

OnlyFans Website to Ban 'Sexually Explicit' Content

OnlyFans Website to Ban 'Sexually Explicit' Content

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 19, 2021

OnlyFans, a site where fans pay creators for their photos and videos, is planning to ban "sexually explicit" content. The ban will start Oct. 1 and is the result of requests from banking partners and companies that handle financial transactions.

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

SCIENCE | By Sarah Jane Tribble | Aug 16, 2021

Pfizer announced its global phase 3 trial on a third dose in mid-July. That trial's completion date is in 2022. Phase 3 results generally are required before regulatory approval.

How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 15, 2021

Sociology professor and LGBTQ+ culture researcher Christopher T. Conner untangles the tensions and prejudices within gay dating and hookup apps.

Prominent Fact-Checker Snopes Apologizes for Plagiarism

Prominent Fact-Checker Snopes Apologizes for Plagiarism

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 14, 2021

The co-founder and CEO of the fact-checking site Snopes.com has acknowledged plagiarizing from dozens of articles done by mainstream news outlets over several years, calling the appropriations "serious lapses in judgment."

Global Sizzling: July Was Hottest Month On Record, NOAA Says

Global Sizzling: July Was Hottest Month On Record, NOAA Says

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 14, 2021

Earth sizzled in July and became the hottest month in 142 years of record keeping, U.S. weather officials announced.

Pedro Almodóvar Warns Against Algorithms in Instagram Row

Pedro Almodóvar Warns Against Algorithms in Instagram Row

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 12, 2021

Declaring "victory" over Instagram after a controversial poster for his upcoming film was censored and then reinstated, out director Pedro Almodóvar said that society must be alert to the power of algorithms in deciding what humans are permitted to see.

Instagram Apologizes for Censoring Out Director Almodóvar's New Film Poster

Instagram Apologizes for Censoring Out Director Almodóvar's New Film Poster

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 11, 2021

Instagram has apologized for removing the official poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's new film from the social network because it showed a female nipple, after the poster's designer complained of censorship.

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 10, 2021

For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

PERSONAL TECH | By Urooba Jamal | Aug 3, 2021

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation and dating apps are responding by rolling out new features.

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31, 2021

Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

PERSONAL TECH | By Daria Litvinova | Jul 30, 2021

A Moscow court ordered Google to pay a fine for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia — part of a longstanding government effort to clamp down on online activity.

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

SCIENCE | By Liz Szabo | Jul 30, 2021

Delta has kept some of the most successful mutations found in earlier variants, but also contains new genetic changes that enable it to spread twice as fast.

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