Day: July 4, 2019

Here’s the next big step Apple should take to protect our privacy

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Using a VPN is a must. Yet, they’re often finicky, and you never know which one to trust. Apple can fix all that.

Just about every major tech company and startup is talking about security these days—and it’s about time. For over two decades, most consumers have given their online privacy about as much thought as they do to the same Starbucks drink they order day after day. But if any good has come from all the major data breaches and privacy scandals of the past few years, it’s been that people are becoming more aware of how much their online privacy matters.

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How Poppy Northcutt cracked NASA’s boys’ club and became a feminist icon

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It was easier to put a man on the moon than accept women as rocket scientists. A half-century after the Apollo missions, the first female Mission Control engineer is still fighting for women’s rights.

While NASA was busy making history by getting men ever closer to the moon, a quieter revolution was taking place in its Mission Control’s Planning and Analysis room. There, in a sea of slide rules and Y chromosomes, sat Francis “Poppy” Northcutt, NASA’s first female Mission Control engineer.

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