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India Approves World’s First DNA Covid Vaccine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: India’s drug regulator has approved the world’s first DNA vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use. The three-dose ZyCoV-D vaccine prevented symptomatic disease in 66% of those vaccinated, according to an interim study quoted by the vaccine maker Cadila Healthcare. The firm plans to make up to 120 million doses of India’s ... Read More »

Google Says Geofence Warrants Make Up One-Quarter Of All US Demands

For the first time, Google has published the number of geofence warrants it’s historically received from U.S. authorities, providing a rare glimpse into how frequently these controversial warrants are issued. ZDNet’s Zack Whittaker reports: The figures, published Thursday, reveal that Google has received thousands of geofence warrants each quarter since 2018, and at times accounted for about one-quarter of all ... Read More »

Apple’s Anti-Fraud Chief Said Company Was ‘The Greatest Platform For Distributing Child Porn’

An explanation for Apple’s controversial decision to begin scanning iPhones for CSAM has been found in a 2020 statement by Apple’s anti-fraud chief. Eric Friedman stated, in so many words, that “we are the greatest platform for distributing child porn.” The revelation does, however, raise the question: How could Apple have known this if it wasn’t scanning iCloud accounts…? 9to5Mac ... Read More »

Cable TV Lost 1.1 Million Subscribers Last Quarter

The nation’s six biggest names in the business (which Leichtman Research says accounts for about 95% of the market) collectively lost a little over 1.1 million customers during the three-month stretch ending in June, slowing down Q1’s cord-cutting pace of more than 1.5 million, but continuing the bigger-picture cord-cutting cadence that’s been a problem for the industry since 2014. Fool.com ... Read More »

‘Android Auto For Phone Screens’ Is Shutting Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: Google’s ambitions in the car led to Android Auto being redesigned a couple of years ago, mostly to positive feedback. However, the version of Android Auto on phone screens was meant to shut down at the time and has been on life support ever since. Now, that version has stopped working for ... Read More »