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Linux Foundation Readies Global COVID Certificate Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPN) is getting the Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN) ready for deployment. The GCCN [...] really is a coronavirus vaccine passport. It will do this by establi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

15 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

From Beacon 23 and Foundation to Y: The Last Man, we've put together a preview of the next batch of science fiction TV series being adapted from books......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 10 min. ago

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Communication technology, study of collective behavior must be "crisis discipline"

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 42 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 10 min. ago

Durable goods drive two-thirds of global households" final energy footprints

Everyone knows that disposable products are bad for the environment. But are durable goods that much better?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 10 min. ago

Experts urge global reform, before deadlier pandemic emerges

An international panel is offering a suite of recommendations to prevent the next pandemic—including a new global body of heads of state—but the effort's leaders said more urgent than any single item is concerted international action before the w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 10 min. ago

G7 Nations Promise Decarbonization, 870 Million Covid-19 Vaccines

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web writes: The "Group of Seven" (or G7) nations are some of the world's largest economies — the U.S. and Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, and Japan. On Sunday they pledged $2 billion to help developing co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Also Leaving Freenode: FSF, GNU, plus Linux and Python support channels

Freenode's Linux support channel has an official web page at freenode.linux.community, which now bears this announcement: 22+ year old ##linux on freenode has been seized by freenode staff The community's (multi-platform) site reminds visitors of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Pakistan Province May Block SIM Cards of Citizens Who Didn"t Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The government in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, has decided to block SIM cards of unvaccinated citizens, reports the Hindustan Times (one of the largest newspapers in India), citing reports from news agency ANI. Dr. Rashid, the provincial he.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Patch Released for 7-Year-Old Privilege Escalation Bug In Linux Service Polkit

Long-time Slashdot reader wildstoo writes: In a blog post on Thursday, GitHub security researcher Kevin Backhouse announced that Polkit, a Linux system service included in several modern Linux distros that provides an organized way for non-privileged.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Linus Torvalds Tells Anti-Vaxxer To Shut Up On Linux Mailing List

Linus Torvalds was "clearly unamused" by a "humanoid conspiracy theory, and also on its discussion in a Linux kernel topic thread," reports Neowin. They add that Torvalds "weighed in quite heavily with some very strong language, mixed with some biolo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

A major new report suggests tackling biodiversity, climate crises simultaneously. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Humanity is struggling to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Florida"s Fired Covid-19 Data Manager "Permanently Suspended" From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Global Banking Regulators Call For Toughest Rules For Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global regulators have said cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should come with the toughest bank capital rules to avoid putting the wider financial system at risk should their value collapse sudde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Researchers warn that modern slavery has been exacerbated by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made more people vulnerable to modern slavery and caused an increase in worker exploitation and child labor around the world, Keele researchers have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

A quarter of global harvests at risk if agriculture does not adapt to climate change

Shifts in weather patterns induced by climate change will increase extreme heat and reduce rainfall across major crop growing regions, with impacts on agricultural production. Will this trigger a decline in the supply of calories needed to sustain th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

McDonald"s Hit by Data Breach

McDonald's said hackers stole some data from its systems in markets including the U.S., South Korea and Taiwan, in another example of cybercriminals infiltrating high-profile global companies. From a report: The burger chain said Friday that it recen.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021