The case for biometric authentication — and why we should ditch passwords

According to Forbes, business leaders from a variety of industries have joined forces to face one unexpected enemy. That enemy? Log-ins and passwords. The group includes such giants as PayPal, Amazon, Visa, MasterCard, and Aetna. The unnamed members of the group are the millions of people who throw their “password” book across the room because none…

The Criterion Channel removes paywall

The Criterion Channel, one of the lesser-known streaming services, this week removed the paywall on several important movies from black filmmakers, allowing anyone to watch them for free. It also expressed its support of the Black Lives Matter and its commitment to financial support of civil rights organizations. Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/aRwDVjuI0O — Criterion Collection…

Reddit’s co-founder resigns, asks to be replaced by black candidate

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, today announced he’s resigning from that platform’s board to dedicate his time and money to “serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate.” I’ve resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains…

Bill Gates commits $750M to help Oxford vaccinate the world against COVID-19

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $750 million towards the manufacturing and distribution a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University. The funds come as part of a deal with British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, who’s joined forces with organisations fighting to protect the world against infectious diseases like COVID-19: the Serum Institute of…

Call of Duty: Warzone now shows message of support for Black Lives Matter

Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward has updated Modern Warfare with a message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The message, which appears on the game‘s Message of the Day segment, as well as the loading screen for its battle royale format, Warzone, shows solidarity for those protesting against racism and the senseless killing of…