The Daily Populous

Thursday June 17th, 2021 morning edition

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Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning participated in a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference, which is described as Europe's biggest startup and tech event.

Cook was interviewed by Guillaume Lacroix, CEO and founder of Brut, a media company that creates short-form video content.

Privacy goes to the heart of just one of the key values of Apple.

Talk of privacy values led to a discussion of "GAFA," an acronym used in France that lumps Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon together.

Cook spoke about current regulatory changes that are being discussed in Europe, and would force sideloading on the iPhone.

Current Digital Services Act language that is being discussed would force sideloading on the ‌iPhone‌.

At the end of the discussion, Cook was asked about the Apple Car, and he of course declined to comment. »

Leaked Audio of Sen. Joe Manchin Call With Billionaire Donors Provides Rare Glimpse of Dealmaking on Filibuster and January 6 Commission

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The Zoom participant log included a dial-in from Tudor Investment Corporation, the hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones.

The filibuster is a critical priority for the donors on the call, as it bottles up progressive legislation that would hit their bottom lines.

When it came to Sen. Roy Blunt, a moderate Missouri Republican who voted no on the commission, Manchin offered a creative solution. »

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine prevented 95% of new infections after one dose in study

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The first dose of the Moderna vaccine prevented 95% of new COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers, according to a new study.

June 16 (UPI) -- A single dose of one of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccines prevented an estimated 95% of new infections among healthcare workers two weeks after receiving the jab, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open found.

The first dose of the Moderna vaccine was 78% effective at preventing new cases just one week after clinical staff were inoculated, the data showed. »