If a new in depth report is to be believed, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was once warned by Apple CEO Tim Cook for not following the App Store guidelines, even threatening that the Uber app would be kicked out of the App Store. A New York Times report says that Kalanick met Cook early in 2015 at Apple’s headquarters, and was pulled up for the app’s ability to persistently identify iPhone devices in a process called “fingerprinting”, which violated Apple’s privacy guidelines. Contradicting the New York Times report, Uber has told Engadget that it “absolutely” does not track individual users after they’ve deleted the app..
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As Beatty explained, watching a Black woman receive the vaccine “gave people hope and gave people education.” Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from the coronavirus, the Times notes, but they are far less likely to be inoculated, in large part because of a lack of access, but also, some experts have pointed out, because of longstanding wariness about government driven health programs. Harris, it seems, was able to ease some of those concerns with her public vaccination, and she also has reportedly pressed President Biden and his advisers in private to focus on how their policies will ensure less advantaged people in both urban and rural settings are protected against the virus. “The vice president pushed us hard, in a very good way,” Jeffrey Zients, Biden coronavirus response coordinator, told the Times.
We left the horses in some bosky shade, and eventually heard the rushing sound of waterfalls. Cuban families lazed in the sun. Another local displayed a nice bit of free enterprise with his shack selling fizzy pop, including “tuKola”, the Cuban equivalent of Coca Cola.