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The Vaccine Darwinism Divide

The data does not lie. Two Americas are emerging in the survival of the fittest against coronavirus. On one side, we have cities, counties and states whose forward-leaning policies and actions embrace  science, technology and data. On the other, entire…

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Kevin Mitnick Wants to Protect You from Hackers

Late one winter night more than 20 years ago, I ran from my home to a nearby pay phone to take an incoming call from the world’s most wanted cyber fugitive. Kevin Mitnick called me dozens of times that fateful…

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Sandro Pinto

The Perfect Side Hustle

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck. To naysayers who fear a side…

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San Francisco’s Staying Power

The data is in. San Franciscans are not moving to Austin in droves. They are driving five to 20 miles over our bridges and down the freeway to put down nearby roots. Despite the hyperbole to the contrary, the San…

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