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Ford Hires Away Executive Leading Apple’s Car Project

Ford is hiring the head of Apple’s car project away from the iPhone maker, a stunning development that brings the 118-year-old automaker an executive with Silicon Valley chops. Bloomberg reports: Doug Field is coming aboard as chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer, Ford said in a statement. Field also previously worked as a top engineer at Tesla between two ... Read More »

Salvador Street Protest Breaks Out Against Bitcoin Adoption

More than 1,000 people marched in El Salvador’s capital on Tuesday to protest the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, amid a bumpy initial rollout of systems to support the digital currency. Reuters reports: The protesters burned a tire and set off fireworks in front of the Supreme Court building around noon local time, as the government deployed heavily militarized ... Read More »

Howard University Announces Ransomware Attack, Shuts Down Classes On Tuesday

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Howard University announced on Monday that it has been hit with a ransomware attack, forcing the school to shut down classes on Tuesday, according to a statement from the prominent HBCU. The school said that on September 3, members of their technology team noticed “unusual activity” on the university’s network and shut ... Read More »

New Studies Find Evidence Of ‘Superhuman’ Immunity To COVID-19 In Some Individuals

Some scientists have called it “superhuman immunity” or “bulletproof.” But immunologist Shane Crotty prefers “hybrid immunity.” “Overall, hybrid immunity to SARS-CoV-2 appears to be impressively potent,” Crotty wrote in commentary in Science back in June. From a report: No matter what you call it, this type of immunity offers much-needed good news in what seems like an endless array of ... Read More »