Aussie immunology legend consults Twitter for his local off-licence opening hours
Now, if Doherty – who alongside Rolf Martin Zinkernagel was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine for “discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence” – needs a drink, you know we’re in deep.
Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app
A group of nearly 175 UK academics has criticised the NHS’s planned COVID-19 contact-tracing app for a design choice they say could endanger users by creating a centralised store of sensitive health and travel data about them.
They had an opportunity to follow the EU model and create a decentralized system that maybe, just maybe, protects privacy as far as it goes but nope… let’s throw our lot in with tech-bro assholes that have links to the far right. Why not bring in banjo, clearview and whatever name cambridge analytica are now trading as to complete the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Jeff Bezos tells shareholders to buckle up: Amazon to blow this quarter’s profits and more on coronavirus costs
Amazon today reported $75.5bn in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, higher than expected though eroded by exceptional expenses. And it told investors to get used to its free spending ways during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Providing for customers and protecting employees as this crisis continues for more months is going to take skill, humility, invention, and money,” said CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement [PDF] accompanying the web giant’s latest financial figures.
As Brit cyber-spies drop ‘whitelist’ and ‘blacklist’, tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
The NCSC noted the policy change was only a small gesture in a much larger effort to drive prejudice from technology and cyber-security industries, but noted that every small step helps.
“You may not see why this matters. If you’re not adversely affected by racial stereotyping yourself, then please count yourself lucky,” Emma said. “For some of your colleagues (and potential future colleagues), this really is a change worth making.”
The centre also shared an additional statement from technical director Ian Levy and the board of directors in anticipation of a knee-jerk internet backlash: “If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother.”