That information, however, is filtered through what Ryan Milner and I call deep memetic frames : sense-making apparatuses that structure how people see the world, and the ways that they respond to it.
Google is revealing anonymized location data on the movements of people in 131 countries as a guide for public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency also reported that Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalled three lots of Nizatidine (Axid), a similar drug, again because of NDMA.This week’s recalls are a new cause for alarm for the 15 million Americans who take ranitidine at prescription levels, and the millions more who regularly take lower-dose, over-the-counter versions.
The right browser extensions are able to add useful functionality and features to your daily window on the web, but these add-ons need to be vetted like any other piece of software—after all, they have the privilege of being able to see everything you're doing online, if they want to.
Whether human rights violations qualify as a "specific field of endeavor" under that definition is something of an open question, because Ehmke hasn't formally submitted the Hippocratic License to the OSI for review.
Which means it may be time to stop asking pharma to make them, and create some other entity—a government institute, an international nonprofit, a utility—to perform the task instead.
Then this spring, the Health Evidence Review Commission, which guides reimbursement decisions, considered new limits: Patients with certain chronic pain conditions would gain coverage for alternative treatments under Medicaid but would have to taper off opioids, even if they have been stable on their doses for many years.
From Russian disinformation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to YouTube extremism to drones grounding air traffic, Soltani argues, tech companies need to think not just about protecting their own users but about what he calls abusability: the possibility that users could exploit their tech to harm others, or the world.