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The world’s biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internet

One of the most prolific ransomware gangs in the world suddenly disappeared from the internet on Tuesday morning. The unexplained exodus comes just one day before senior officials from the White House and Russia are scheduled to meet to discuss the global ransomware crisis. The ransomware crew known as REvil has existed for years inContinue reading “The world’s biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internet”

CityLab Daily: Inside Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan https://t.co/twS0s4piqF via @citylab

CityLab Daily: Inside Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan https://t.co/twS0s4piqF via @citylab — Lenore Albert (@LenoreAlbert19) Jul 13, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/LenoreAlbert19 July 13, 2021 at 11:15AM via IFTTT

Why I’m a proud solutionist

Debates about technology and progress are often framed in terms of “optimism” vs. “pessimism.” For instance, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Johan Norberg, Max Roser, and the late Hans Rosling have been called the “New Optimists” for their focus on the economic, scientific, and social progress of the last two centuries. Their opponents, such as DavidContinue reading “Why I’m a proud solutionist”

Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes

Ziggi Tyler is part of TikTok’s Creator Marketplace, a private platform where brands can connect with the app’s top creators. And last week, he noticed something pretty disturbing about how the creator bios there were being automatically moderated.  When he tried to enter certain phrases in his bio, some of them—“Black lives matter,” “supporting blackContinue reading “Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes”

Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes https://t.co/XJhNNrHUK7

Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes https://t.co/XJhNNrHUK7 — Lenore Albert (@LenoreAlbert19) Jul 13, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/LenoreAlbert19 July 13, 2021 at 06:24AM via IFTTT

Here’s what we know about kids and long covid

When it comes to covid, kids have largely been spared. They can get infected and spread the virus, but they have little risk of becoming seriously ill or dying. Yet, just like adults, they can have symptoms that persist well beyond the initial infection. This condition, officially known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC),Continue reading “Here’s what we know about kids and long covid”