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The Vox 02/28/2020 08:30
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past an electric quotation board displaying stock prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on February 25, 2020. | Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images. How deep or lasting any economic impact is will depend on the coronavirus’s spread, and how governments manage the outbreak. Last week, Apple : There is going to be an iPhone supply shortage. The outbreak of the novel in China has both disrupted manufacturing and depressed demand for iPhones in that country. Apple said its factories are ramping up, but slowly, and Apple stores and many partner stores had to close. “As a result, we do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March,” . This is doing business in the time of the coronaviru.
The Vox 02/28/2020 08:10
People walk along a main road wearing face masks at Yaba in Lagos, on February 28, 2020. | Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images. The disease was just discovered in Lagos, Nigeria, in a traveler from Italy. The confirmed a on Thursday in Lagos — Africa’s largest city. It’s the first reported case of the new coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa. For weeks, health officials have warned that a worst-case scenario for the outbreak involves the disease spreading in Africa’s fragile health systems. But beyond a single case in Egypt, authorities haven’t yet identified others — a trend many suspect is due to . On Thursday, the World Health Organization announced a turning point in the Covid-19 epidemic: In the days prior, the number of new cas.
The Vox 02/28/2020 08:00
Palestinian paramedics push a youth, who was injured during clashes near the border with Israel, as he lies on a gurney into a hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. | Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images. Israeli forces have a pattern of not compensating Palestinian journalists they injure. A by Israeli forces will receive no compensation for the injury, continuing a worrying trend of the Jewish state’s military facing no consequences for harming Palestinian reporters. Freelance photographer and journalist Ahmad Tal’at was covering a protest in the West Bank in 2015 when he was shot in the leg — by, he claimed, an unknown member of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). reports that, according to a lawsuit filed on his be.
The Vox 02/28/2020 07:30
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos onstage on January 16, 2020 in New Delhi, India. | Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images. It’s not your fault if you get hacked. Blame tech companies for not forcing you to be more secure. If you build it they will come — but they won’t necessarily set up two-factor authentication. The software and devices that are increasingly integral to our daily lives . But when these issues arise, regular people often get the blame. That’s because hacks and other online invasions are almost always avoidable. Users are lectured that they should have chosen long, unique passwords and that they should have subscribed to a password manager; that they should have set up two-factor authentication; that they should never use public wifi. In
The Vox 02/28/2020 07:00
Comedians get up onstage and talk about trauma. But who do they talk to about it offstage? | iStockphoto/Getty Images. Meet the in-house psychologist for The Laugh Factory in LA. Onstage, the comedians at The Laugh Factory weave anecdotes about breakups, problem relatives, and bad first dates for laughs. But Ildiko Tabori always gets the real story. When comics are sitting in Tabori’s office, traumas are presented without a punchline. That’s her job: to help funny people deal with the problems that stick around long after the crowd finishes laughing at them, like a real-life . Tabori has been The Laugh Factory’s therapist-in-residence for nine years, and in that time she’s worked with dozens of different comedians who’ve made their way throu.
The Vox 02/27/2020 20:12
Facebook canceled its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California, over coronavirus concerns. | Amy Osborne/AFP via Getty Images. Facebook canceled its biggest event, F8, following Mobile World Congress’ cancellation earlier this month. The Covid-19 coronavirus is prompting major tech conferences around the world to cancel their events — so far, three major ones have been called off entirely, including Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. It’s an unprecedented disruption to the usual packed lineup of annual tech events every spring. The cancellations of some of the biggest tech events of the year seem to be a sign of what’s to come in other sectors as . The US tech industry shares close ties to China, where the outbreak started, and s.
The Vox 02/27/2020 16:30
A health care worker uses a touch-free thermometer to take a Chinese worker’s temperature. | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images. The coronavirus is putting a lot of new tech, including robots and artificial intelligence, on display. The novel that first appeared in mainland China has now spread across the world, with and nearly 3,000 deaths, as of Thursday. And right alongside the outbreak is the deployment of myriad types of AI-powered tech that is now being put on full display. New technology like infrared thermometers — potentially unreliable devices — are becoming increasingly commonplace in China, where health workers regularly check people’s temperatures. Somewhat behind the scenes, however, more futuristic technology powered by artificial inte.
The Vox 02/27/2020 14:50
Facebook is suing the firm OneAudience, which allegedly paid third-party developers to track users. | Filip Radwanski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. The social media giant is suing OneAudience, which allegedly paid third-party developers to track users who used the “login with Facebook” feature. Facebook filed a federal lawsuit in California on Thursday against OneAudience, a marketing company that it says paid app developers to exploit the “login with Facebook” feature to improperly gain access to personal data without users’ permission. The social media company claims that OneAudience harvested users’ data by getting app developers to install a malicious software development kit, or SDK, in their apps. SDKs are packages of basic.
The Vox 02/27/2020 14:30
A reformist, overshadowed by a revolutionary. | Win McNamee/Getty Images. Rebuilding social and political trust requires procedural reforms that don’t excite voters. The biggest problem facing US democracy did not come up at the this week. It hasn’t really been discussed in the election at all. But it lurks behind all the more specific issues, an unwelcome presence no one quite wants to acknowledge. It is simply this: The US is in a period of declining social and political trust. Americans increasingly and that their fellow citizens don’t necessarily share their basic values and presumptions. This makes them strongly disinclined to invest their hopes in political promises of common good. Everything progressives want — from getting humane pol.
The Vox 02/27/2020 14:18
Passengers from Wuhan arrive at Sydney International Airport in Australia on January 23. Officials later temporarily closed down transport from the city to help stop the outbreak of coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people and infected more than 650. | Don Arnold/Getty Images. Covid-19 could become a pandemic as it spreads around the globe from South Korea to Iran and the US. Here’s the latest. The , called Covid-19, has spiraled into a global threat, as countries around the world have scrambled to impose travel bans, quarantine millions, and isolate sick people in an attempt to stop the spread of the new virus. The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a , and health experts say it’s time to prepare for worldwide spread on all con.
The Vox 02/27/2020 13:10
A man wearing a face mask walks past Tokyo Dome where a number of events including pop concerts have been canceled because of concerns over the coronavirus, on February 27, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. | Carl Court/Getty Images. A quick look at how Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and even the United States are dealing with the crisis. Military drills delayed. Schools closed. Religious pilgrims banned. Professional soccer games played behind closed doors. That’s how much of the world, from Saudi Arabia to Japan to the United States, is dealing with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. As , governments have taken a range of measures, from mild to drastic, to try to stop the virus’s spread. Governments are struggling to contend with what i.
The Vox 02/27/2020 12:04
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales speaks to the media following a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus on February 26, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images. It’s at least the 11th mass shooting in the state since 2004. Five people were killed Wednesday when a shooter opened fire at the Molson Coors beer company complex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to local police chief , the shooter, a 51-year-old former employee of the brewery, also died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police began receiving reports of the shooting at around 2 pm local time Wednesday. Shortly after, employees at Molson Coors began receiving text messages warning them of the active shooter. All five victims were em.
The Vox 02/27/2020 11:40
People wear surgical masks as they walk in San Francisco, California, where Mayor London Breed declared a local state of emergency to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. The coronavirus makes a good case for America finally guaranteeing paid sick leave. America’s failure to guarantee for its workers could combine with to pose a serious danger to public health in the coming weeks. The Covid-19 illness, caused by the coronavirus, is here and likely here to stay for a while. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people to be prepared for major disruptions in their daily lives. That could mean staying home for days if they get sick. . For people working part-time, just 43 percent can
The Vox 02/27/2020 11:10
Trump leaves the Brady Press Briefing Room following his news conference on Wednesday. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images. The president’s arguments rests on a misunderstanding of how time works. President Donald Trump tried to pin this week’s stock market slide in the face of a potential on Democrats. But the case he made to do that was nonsensical — even by his standards. During a news conference on Wednesday that was meant to quell fears, Trump explained away the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s nearly 2,000-point dip on Monday and Tuesday not first and foremost by acknowledging reality — which is that investors are spooked by fears we’re amid the early stages of a global pandemic — but by insisting that they’re spooked by the prospect of Berni.
The Vox 02/27/2020 11:00
Walmart has struggled to keep up with Amazon’s online dominance for years. | Javier Zarracina/Vox. Amazon Prime has devastated traditional retail. Walmart is about to fight back. When in 2005, Walmart boasted larger profits than Amazon had revenue. Fifteen years later, though, Prime is the key reason for Amazon’s dominance over Walmart in online sales. That pressure has pushed the traditional retailer to burn tens of billions of dollars to fight back while its executives have cycled through various stages of reaction to Prime’s ascent: denial, followed by , that seemed to signal Walmart wanted to stick to a free, no-membership strategy. But Recode has learned that over the past 18 months, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer has exp.
The Vox 02/27/2020 10:40
Taylor Swift. The music video for “The Man” is starring, directed by, and owned by Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift just made her directorial debut in the new video for her Lover track “.” The video also stars Swift in male drag — and, as the final credits go out of their way to remind us, the video and its accompanying song are both owned by Taylor Swift, too. That’s fitting for this stage of Swift’s career, which has seen her emphatically taking ownership of her voice, her image, and her music, both literally and figuratively. On a literal level, , when she switched record labels. , but Swift made it clear last year that she doesn’t plan to let things stay that way. She’ll be re-recording all her old music so that she owns it again. More metapho.
The Vox 02/27/2020 10:30
Love Is Blind on Netflix. | Netflix. The gaudy, toxic appeal of Netflix’s Love Is Blind. In an act of dark magic, the streaming giant Netflix has merged the erotic unpredictability of shotgun weddings with the impending doom of a dystopian fantasy into a 10-episode television event. It’s called Love Is Blind . The premise is similar to that of most dating shows: Pleasant-looking individuals from all walks of life are given less than 40 days to marry each other and find love in a hopeless place — a reality show that will document every single moment, in the hopes of serving up the most delicious and spicy morsels for the audience. But what sets Love Is Blind apart from its kin, like the Bachelor franchise, is that these contestants don’t know.
The Vox 02/27/2020 10:20
President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference with members of a coronavirus task force, including Vice President Mike Pence, at the White House on February 26, 2020. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images. Happy talk is counterproductive at this point. It’s obvious that President Trump has the stock market on his mind when he’s thinking about coronavirus, as evidenced by the two times during a when he blamed Democrats for the market’s fall. That’s unseemly on its own terms, but it also seems to be driving a certain amount of happy talk from the president and his economic team, who keep contradicting clear messages from public health officials that a pandemic is likely. Instead of accepting this, Trump tried to be reassuring, arguing that “the r.
The Vox 02/27/2020 09:45
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith received the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal at the university’s Agassiz Theatre on May 2, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. | Paul Marotta/Getty Images. The two-time American poet laureate joins The Ezra Klein Show for a powerful conversation on love, language and more. It’s the rare podcast conversation on where, as it’s happening, I’m making notes to go back and listen again so I can fully absorb what I heard. But this is that kind of episode. Tracy K. Smith is the chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, and was the two-time poet laureate of the United States from 2017-19. But I’ll be honest: she was an intimidating interview for me. I often find myself frustrated by poetry, ye.
The Vox 02/27/2020 09:30
A kiosk at an airport offers travelers carbon offsets for their flights. Offsets are a popular and controversial tactic to fight against climate change. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. The controversial tactic to fight against climate change is becoming increasingly popular among companies, countries, and travelers. Buying carbon offsets for greenhouse gas emissions has become a wildly popular way to fight against climate change. Massive corporations like Amazon and Delta Airlines, celebrities, individual travelers — even entire countries — have embraced offsets as an important tactic to limit their environmental impact. The idea is simple: Someone else can withdraw what you deposit. More specifically, an emitter of a certain quantity of car.

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