Apple’s Unforced Error

Apple’s Unforced Error

Two weeks ago Apple announced that iPhones would begin scanning for photos involving sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Sounds like a good thing that makes the world a better place, doesn’t it? I’m sure Apple execs expected a burst of good will. Instead it...
Vaccine Passports And Made-Up Crap

Vaccine Passports And Made-Up Crap

Most of the arguments against vaccine passports are just made-up crap. Like many of today’s social issues, much of the opposition to Covid vaccination certificates is not actually about things like medicine and public health (or, as I like to put it, “reality”). It is...
This Ain’t Our First Vaccine Certificate Rodeo

This Ain’t Our First Vaccine Certificate Rodeo

Before we get to the issues that are being raised as objections to vaccine passports today, there are some lessons to be learned from history about the intersection between vaccinations and privacy, security, and inequality. You think this is going to be dry and...