Tuesday, July 27

weekend BI US

Bipartisan, contributor 2019, Economy, Government, House, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Senate, Washington DC, weekend BI US

Nancy Pelosi says the House won’t vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until after the Senate passes a larger package

Nancy Pelosi says the House won't vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package until the Senate passes a separate $3.5 trillion package. "We all know that more needs to be done," she offered in an appearance on ABC on Sunday. GOP Senator Rob Portman says Pelosi's stance contradicts President Biden's efforts to pass the bipartisan deal. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
booster shot, contributor 2019, COVID-19 vaccine, Fauci, Healthcare, Politics, Vaccines, weekend BI US

Dr. Fauci says a third booster shot for COVID-19’might likely happen’ for people who are immunocompromised

On CNN Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot "might likely happen." Emerging data from Israel indicates that the two-shot Pfizer vaccine could be less effective against the Delta variant. As Delta causes a surge in cases, Fauci said the coronavirus outbreak is now "a pandemic among the unvaccinated." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Anti-vaccine, Anti-Vaxx, contributor 2019, COVID-19 vaccine, Disinformation, Doctor, Healthcare, Joseph Mercola, Science, weekend BI US

This natural health doctor has published over 600 articles claiming coronavirus vaccines are a fraud — he’s part of the’disinformation dozen’ responsible for the vast majority of COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook

12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation being spread online, a CCDH study found. Number one is Joseph Mercola, a natural health doctor who publishes anti-vaxx claims to a following of 3.6 million on social media. One of Mercola's articles, "Could Hydrogen Peroxide Treat Coronavirus?", was shared nearly 5,000 times on Facebook. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
crypto, crypto trading, IPO, Markets, Robinhood, Tech Insider, trading app, weekend BI US

Robinhood CEO says the company is all-in on crypto and that users can expect new crypto features at’some point’

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev says the company is focused on expanding its crypto offerings. He said users can expect a crypto wallet at "some point." It's a glimpse at the company's future ahead of it's highly anticipated IPO. LoadingSomething is loading. Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev announced Saturday that crypto is a lynchpin of the retail investme...
Finance, Fintech, IPO, Markets, retail traders, Robinhood app, Tech Insider, Trading, weekend BI US

Robinhood promises to fix’the issues’ that outraged customers when it restricted trading in meme stocks

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev acknowledged the company angered many customers after it blocked them from trading GameStop and other red-hot stocks. On Saturday, Tenev promised to learn from past mistakes and "ensure they never happen again." Saturday's roadshow event comes just days ahead of the commission-free trading app's hotly anticipated IPO. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Algorithm, Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, Hackers, Misinformation, OpenAI, Social Media, Tech News, weekend BI US

A man used AI to bring back his deceased fiancé. But the creators of the tech warn it could be dangerous and used to spread misinformation.

A man used artificial intelligence (AI) to create a chatbot that mimicked his late fiancé. The groundbreaking AI technology was designed by Elon Musk's research group OpenAI. OpenAI has long warned that the technology could be used for mass information campaigns. LoadingSomething is loading. After Joshua Barbeau's fiancé passed away, he spok...
airbnb, Boston, Community, Crime, home-sharing, Neighborhoods, Tech Insider, Travel, weekend BI US

An increase in Airbnb rentals is linked to more crime in some Boston neighborhoods, a new study finds

An uptick in crime in certain Boston neighborhoods appears to be linked to the introduction of Airbnb rentals, according to a study out of Northeastern University. Researchers said the uptick in violence was related to the lack of community created by the growth of short-term rentals, Boston.com first reported. Airbnb pushed back against the research in a lengthy blog post, calling it flawed. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
CDC, coronavirus, delta variant, Face mask, Health, Pandemic, Science, weekend BI US

COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day — the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday — with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Blue Origin, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Space Tourism, SpaceX, Tech Insider, Transportation, Virgin Galactic, weekend BI US

You won’t go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say

This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went on suborbital space flights with their respective companies. The billionaires say they plan to make space tourism mainstream, but the trips came with hefty price tags. Space law experts say the prices aren't the only thing that will stop the average person from going on a space tour. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Hacking, International, israel, NSO Group, spyware, Surveillance, Tech Insider, Terrorism, Washington Post, weekend BI US

Israeli military-grade spy software was used to hack phones of journalists, activists, executives, and 2 women connected to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a report says

Military-grade spyware technology was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists, and executives, The Washington Post reported. Some of the affected journalists worked at outlets including CNN and The New York Times. The 37 numbers appeared on a list of 50,000 phone numbers in countries with a history of conducting surveillance on their own citizens, according to the report. LoadingSomething is loading. ...