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EFF Board of Directors Removes 76-Year-Old John Gilmore

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Canonical Wants Your Feedback on the New Ubuntu Desktop Installer Sat, 23 Oct 2021 22:40:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Google Linux Ubuntu After Open Source Community Outcry, Microsoft Reverses Controversial .NET Change

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Frances Haugen: ‘I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger’ The woman whose revelations have rocked Facebook tells how spending time with her mother, a priest, motivated her to speak out

This was not Frances Haugen’s plan A. The Facebook whistleblower says she does not like being the centre of attention, but what she saw while working at Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire compelled her into action – and made her famous.

“When I look at what I did, this was not my plan A. It wasn’t my plan B, it wasn’t my plan C. It was like my plan J or something,” she laughs. “No one sat me down and said ‘what I want you to do is whistleblow’.”

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Inventing the iPod: How 'really big risks' paid off for Apple Sat, 23 Oct 2021 20:56:15 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Apple Tony Fadell Lenovo S330 14″ Mediatek 4GB/32GB eMMC SSD Chromebook For $99 Shipped From Walmart Sat, 23 Oct 2021 20:37:27 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Deals Walmart Lenovo Notebooks Airbus Solar Powered Aircraft Can Fly for 18 Days And Replace 250 Cell Towers [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ]]> Sat, 23 Oct 2021 20:23:53 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Technology Internet World Drone Innovation Airbus Airbus Zephyr First time opening Linux what do I do? (reddit) [Author: /u/LordToastman]

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Facebook executive says tech firms need stronger regulation Vice-president of content policy believes government regulation can ‘establish standards all companies should meet’

The tech industry “needs regulation” because it should not be left to make the rules on issues including harmful online content on its own, a Facebook executive has said.

Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, believes that “government regulation can establish standards all companies should meet”.

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New Images Offer Even Closer Look at New 14-Inch MacBook Pro MacRumors show the new 14-inch MacBook Pro on display at an Apple Authorized Reseller, offering us an even closer look at Apple's entirely revamped MacBook Pro.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros were by far two of the most highly anticipated and talked about Apple product releases of the entire year. Now that Apple has officially announced them, customers are eager to get their hands on the new computers and see even better images of the first MacBook Pro redesign since 2016.
We've already seen an unboxing video and photos of the MacBook Pro earlier this week, and just earlier today, a second video that offered us a closer look. The latter, however, was taken down from YouTube, possibly at the behest of Apple, as official hands-on footage and reviews of the new laptops are not yet permitted to be published.
The new images sent to us by reader George offer us perhaps the best look at the new 14-inch MacBook Pro yet, outside of shots of the laptop during last week's Apple event and promotional material. In the photos, the redesigned chassis is visible, and despite the impression that Apple's marketing material may give, the feet on the bottom of the MacBook Pro are not that noticeably high in comparison to some older MacBook Pro models.

On the front, one of the most notable design changes is the inclusion of a notch. Apple is taking steps to limit the influence that the notch has in day-to-day use on the new MacBook Pros. As you can see in the photo below, the notch is more noticeable when users are not using full-screen macOS apps, and Apple has increased the height of the macOS menu bar to accommodate the notch.

For the display, the new MacBook Pros include mini-LED technology, the same technology in the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Alongside support for ProMotion, the Liquid Retina XDR display offers improved color and brightness for HDR content. Other design changes on the front include an all-black keyboard and the return of the function keys on the top row, with Apple removing the Touch Bar. The trackpads on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are the same as the previous generation.
Sending us these images, George did leave a few notes for us regarding his first impression of the new machine. George told us that the laptop is heavier than expected, that "the notch isn't intrusive," and as we've reported previously, that the notch can serve as a hiding place for the macOS pointer.
Below are some additional photos of the 14-inch MacBook Pro that MacRumors received, including shots of the newly added HDMI port, SD card slot, and an image of the MacBook fully closed.

The MacBook Pros became available for pre-order earlier this week and have already started shipping to customers ahead of their Tuesday release. Both the 14-inch and 16-inch models can be configured with either the M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max chips, which both offer significant performance gains compared to the ‌M1‌ chip.
The new MacBook Pro lineup starts at $1,999 for the baseline 14-inch model with 16GB of unified memory, 512GB of storage, and the ‌M1‌ Pro chip. The highest-end configuration of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with 64GB of unified memory, 8TB of storage, and the ‌M1‌ Max chip with a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine retails for $6,099. Learn more about both models by reading our dedicated roundup.
(Thanks again, George!) Related Roundup: 14 & 16" MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: 14" & 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: MacBook Pro
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Aggressive US Marketers are Bringing Police Surveillance Tools to the Masses

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Climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot Editor’s note: Today, Google GEO Sundar Pichai spoke at YouTube’s Dear Earthevent, sharing ways Google is working to solve climate change — and why he’s optimistic we can make meaningful progress. Below is a transcript of his remarks.

Hello fellow dear earthlings. Thanks for tuning in. I can’t think of another issue that would bring together former President Obama, Pope Francis and BLACKPINK. It’s more proof that climate change is the biggest challenge we face…and it’s one that will affect all of us in deeply personal ways.

You know, there was water scarcity when I was growing up and droughts were frequent events. Over time, the water table became really low and many homes didn’t have access to fresh water. We would have to wait for rationed water to be brought in on trucks, and then wait in long lines to carry water back home.

There were times when the trucks didn’t come at all — and it was all just part of normal life.

Fast forward to 2015, I woke up to the news that Chennai had a 1-in-100 year flood and saw pictures where the whole city was submerged in water. Over two million people were displaced. It really drove home for me, in a personal way, how climate change can impact communities, especially those already facing challenges.

A couple of years after that, I woke up to orange skies and smoke from nearby wildfires in California. It was another reminder how climate change is impacting so many of our communities.

Despite these challenges, I’m still optimistic about our future.

That’s because I believe in people. Throughout history, people have made the impossible, possible. We’ve developed life-saving vaccines, expanded opportunity through the internet and landed on the moon.

Solving climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot.

But unlike the moon landing — there is a clear deadline for action, and severe consequences if we fail.

Yet there’s good news, too: There are more people focused on solving climate change than ever before. From governments and academic researchers, to companies like ours, to people like you.

And your generation is rightfully demanding solutions and holding us to account.

The other bright spot is technology. A lot can change in ten years. Ten years ago most of Google’s energy consumption was from traditional sources. Today, we match 100 percent of our energy with renewable sources.

That shows you what is possible in a decade. And now, we’re focused on the next ten years.

Rather than tell you what we’re doing — let me show you. This is what it looks like inside one of Google’s data centers.

Data centers are what make the internet run. They power the games you stream and the YouTube videos you watch. And they run on about 1% of the world’s electricity, and so changing how that electricity is generated can make a big impact on the other 99%.

That’s why we want to run our data centers on carbon-free energy, 24/7. So, in the future, every search you do, every YouTube video you watch, every Gmail you send will be powered by clean energy — sources like wind, solar, and geothermal. And our goal is to do all this by 2030.

Right now, I’m standing inside our newest building at our headquarters in California. As you can see, it’s still under construction. It will take workspace design and sustainability to a new level. The lumber is all responsibly sourced. And when it rains, we collect the water, treat it and keep it in tanks for future use.

Maybe my favorite thing about this building is the roof. The outside is covered in solar panels that remind me of a dragon’s scales. And it will generate about 40% of the energy the building uses.

Sustainable operations and design can make a big difference. So can people.

Our goal is to find new ways that our products can help one billion people make more sustainable choices in their daily lives. Like choosing the most eco-friendly route home. Or finding the nearest bike share.

These small changes can add up to a big impact — and our planet and your future deserve nothing less.

There will be moments when it feels like progress isn’t fast enough. Or that action isn’t bold enough. So be impatient. That’s what will drive progress. It’s the only thing that ever does.

If you do that, together, we can make sure our planet’s best days are still ahead.

[Author: Sundar Pichai]

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Egyptian Security Forces Detain Humanoid Robot, Suspecting Espionage

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$28B Startup Says Companies Were Refusing Their Free Open-Source Code as 'Not Enterprise-Ready'

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Astronomers Find Nascent Exploding Star, 'Rosetta Stone' of All Supernovas

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Here's When You Can Download macOS Monterey macOS Monterey is set to occur on Monday, October 25, just a few days after Apple released the second release candidate to developers and a week after its "Unleashed" media event.

Developers are busy putting the finishing touches on their apps to take advantage of new features in ‌macOS Monterey‌ and support the new MacBook Pro models with Apple's new high-end M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips and a notched display, and many users will be looking to update their Macs as soon as Monterey is available.
Although Apple has not shared an exact time for the release of ‌macOS Monterey‌, we can make some educated guesses based on Apple's localized sites for various countries and past releases.
While Apple lists the release date as October 25 in much of the world, localized sites for some countries in the Eastern Hemisphere list the launch date as October 26, as the launch time will come at or after midnight in those countries.
Notably, Apple lists a release date of October 25 on its Indian site, while its Thai site lists an October 26 release date.
Given that those two countries are 90 minutes apart by time zones, that pins things down relatively closely, pointing to a window between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The most likely release time in that window would be 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which is a common release time for Apple. A release at that time would correspond to 10:30 p.m. on October 25 in India and midnight on October 26 in Thailand. This same method has accurately predicted the release times for a number of major operating system updates from Apple, including macOS Big Sur last year.
It's worth noting that Apple's release times do sometimes vary a bit and it can take a bit of time for the updates to propagate across Apple's servers and become available to all users, so the 10:00 a.m. estimate is simply that – an estimate.
Apple has also indicated that it will be releasing iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and HomePod software 15.1 during the week of October 25, but the company does not appear to have specified an exact day for those releases. There are some cross-platform features that means it would be logical for Apple to release all of its updates at the same time, but we'll have to wait and see what Apple's plans are.
There are of course no guarantees Apple will stick to its usual release timing with ‌macOS Monterey‌, but given our best guess of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time release, here's a breakdown of what that corresponds to in other time zones in the United States and around the world:
  • Honolulu, Hawaii -- 7:00 a.m. HST

  • Anchorage, Alaska -- 9:00 a.m. AKDT

  • Cupertino, California -- 10:00 a.m. PDT

  • Vancouver, Canada -- 10:00 a.m. PDT

  • Phoenix, Arizona -- 10:00 a.m. MST

  • Denver, Colorado -- 11:00 a.m. MDT

  • Chicago, Illinois -- 12:00 noon. CDT

  • New York, New York -- 1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Toronto, Canada -- 1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Halifax, Canada -- 2:00 p.m. ADT

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- 2:00 p.m. BRT

  • London, United Kingdom -- 6:00 p.m. BST

  • Berlin, Germany -- 7:00 p.m. CEST

  • Paris, France -- 7:00 p.m. CEST

  • Cape Town, South Africa -- 7:00 p.m. SAST

  • Helsinki, Finland -- 8:00 p.m. EEST

  • Moscow, Russia -- 8:00 p.m. MSK

  • Istanbul, Turkey -- 8:00 p.m. TRT

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- 9:00 p.m. GST

  • Delhi, India -- 10:30 p.m. IST

  • Jakarta, Indonesia -- 12:00 midnight WIB next day

  • Shanghai, China -- 1:00 a.m. CST next day

  • Singapore -- 1:00 a.m. SGT next day

  • Perth, Australia -- 1:00 a.m. AWST next day

  • Hong Kong -- 1:00 a.m. HKT next day

  • Seoul, South Korea -- 2:00 a.m. KST next day

  • Tokyo, Japan -- 2:00 a.m. JST next day

  • Brisbane, Australia - 3:00 a.m. AEST next day

  • Adelaide, Australia -- 3:30 a.m. ACDT next day

  • Sydney, Australia -- 4:00 a.m. AEDT next day

  • Auckland, New Zealand -- 6:00 a.m. NZDT next day

‌macOS Monterey‌ is compatible with many of the Macs that were able to run macOS Big Sur, but it drops support for some older MacBook Air and iMac models from 2013 and 2014 as well as the 2015 MacBook. Compatible machines are outlined below:
  • Early 2016 and later MacBook

  • Early 2015 and later ‌MacBook Air‌

  • Early 2015 and later MacBook Pro

  • Late 2015 and later ‌iMac‌

  • 2017 and later ‌iMac‌ Pro

  • Late 2014 and later Mac mini

  • Late 2013 and later Mac Pro

For all of the details on what's new in ‌macOS Monterey‌, make sure to check out our roundup which offers a thorough look at the updates to key apps, visual changes, and other new features. Related Roundup: macOS Monterey Related Forum: macOS Monterey
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Can Windows 11 Run on a 2006-Era Pentium 4 Chip?

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New MacBook Pros Now Starting to Ship to Customers Ahead of Tuesday Release
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros ushered in a complete redesign to the product, the first since its controversial revamp in 2016. With the 2021 redesign, Apple has reintroduced ports to the MacBook Pro, such as HDMI and an SD card slot, and brought back MagSafe. The new MacBook Pros are also powered by the M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max chips, the first Apple silicon chips designed for professional machines.
While the new MacBook Pros are now starting to ship to customers ahead of a Tuesday launch, those who have yet to place their orders or perhaps did so a little after pre-orders went live should prepare to face a long wait. For current Mac users not getting a new Mac this week, there is still something to look forward to as macOS Monterey launches on Monday, October 25.

From Australia, mine has just shipped!

— Opaque Sphere (@OpaqueSphere) October 23, 2021

Apple opened pre-orders for the completely redesigned MacBook Pros following its "Unleashed" event last week. Within minutes of pre-orders going live, delivery dates were already slipping by weeks and in some cases by over a month.. The 14-inch model, at the time of writing, displays at least 3-4 weeks for delivery, with all 16-inch models showing 4-5 weeks. Exact delivery date estimates will vary depending on location, configuration, and more.
Weeks ahead of the holiday season, a primetime for Apple, a number of the company's products continue to face long delivery dates. Models of the latest iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and even the Apple Watch Series 7 are showing weeks for delivery, potentially impacting customers' holiday shopping plans. Related Roundup: 14 & 16" MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: 14" & 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now) Related Forum: MacBook Pro
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Systemd-Free Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Officially Released

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Visual Studio for Browsers: Microsoft Unveils 'VSCode for the Web'

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Microsoft Warns of TodayZoo Phishing Kit Used in Extensive Credential Stealing Attacks [Author: (Ravie Lakshmanan)]

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Excavating the role of Africans in the creation of the modern world

Europe would have been a marginal player in world history without the continent’s natural resources and centuries of cheap African labour

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Facebook Portal Unlocks Moments of Real Connection in New Campaign
Facebook Portal is today launching an integrated campaign to promote its two new video calling devices - Portal Go and Portal+. The campaign will focus on the important connection between grandparents and grandchildren across TV, digital, social and OOH encouraging families to take advantage of the many benefits that come with sharing experiences through video calling.   The campaign also marks the start of a partnership between Portal and YoungMinds, extending through 2022, to reach and recognise the vital role that trusted adults like parents as grandparents can play in supporting the mental health of young people.   Developed with AMV BBDO, the work was driven by research that found that nearly 2 million UK grandparents only see their grandchildren once a year[1]. So, whilst many families have been able to reconnect in person, the reality is most British families remain separated by geography, especially grandparents from their grandchildren. The campaign sets out to show that Portal allows these two generations to share more real moments together - even when separated - and have more meaningful conversations without worrying about the tech getting in the way, while inspiring parents to connect them more often.   A multi-channel strategy covers e-commerce, digital and social media ads and OOH across the country. The campaign will also include a hyper-local activation in Bournemouth. Messages of love from grandchildren will pop up in DOOH placements all over the town, home to more grandparents than anywhere else in the UK.   The films for TV and social were directed by multi-award-winning film director Joanna Nordahl. The 15” 30” and 60’’ films feature real British families having heart-warming interactions over Portal. In one of the AVs, “Gold Star”, a grandpa waits the whole day until he receives a call from his granddaughter after school to tell him she’s won a gold star for spelling cucumber. The grandfather then reveals he also has something real to share: he’s keeping track of all her daily achievements.    The campaign will be further brought to life across Facebook’s owned and organic social channels with a collection of short films developed by VMLY&R. The creative focuses on the important role of shared experiences with our grandparents, connecting the dots between the paid campaign and what the community will see in their feeds throughout the campaign period.   Aaron Hoffman, Director International Marketing at Facebook Reality Labs, said: “As we prepare to launch our newest video-calling devices, Portal Go and Portal+, this campaign shines a light on how important the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren really is. There are incredible mental and physical benefits the bond between these two generations can unlock when they’re able to connect more often.”   AMV BBDO creative directors Neil Clarke and Jay Phillips, said: “Portal is all about sharing something real and having those meaningful moments of connection regardless of where you are. Simply by sharing a school accolade over a Portal call or connecting with a distant grandson to read them a bedtime story, the campaign demonstrates that our connections and relationships grow stronger on Portal”.   The creative work follows a media partnership with ITV, which saw the brand taking over the channel program on Grandparents Day in early October. Spots co-produced by Facebook and ITV featured talent from the channel, including Ferne McCann, Ashley Banjo and their families sharing how Portal keeps their kids and grandparents in touch and encouraging people to celebrate Grandparents Day with their families.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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AmigaOS Is Still Getting Updates and Upgrades

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"In early Oct., a 'F--- Joe Biden!' cry broke out among the crowd at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway." From "Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts" (WaPo).
I've avoided talking about the "Let's go Brandon" trend. It irks me, because I favor civility. But I'm blogging this, because I police what I call "civility bullshit," which is the expression of concern by those who hope to suppress what they fear is the effective rowdy speech of their opponents and who will revert to defending and enjoying such speech when it's coming from their side. 
Now, that I'm talking about it, I want to say that it's funny that the civility bullshitters have to rail against a phrase that isn't vulgar at all: "Let’s go Brandon!" The original viral video is very funny, and it made the phrase well known as a stand in for what would be a very vulgar phrase. And some people are still saying "Fuck Joe Biden," which you might object to having foisted on you in public. But if you hear "Let’s go Brandon," can you still get mad, because of the words behind the words? 
I've said it irks me, but I mainly shut up about it, because it's like getting irked when someone says "shoot" or "phooey." I know what you're really saying. You can't fool me... but you could lure me into looking like a ridiculous prig. 
AND: Researching this post, I got into the topic of "Anti-Language" (a subsection of "Cant" at Wikipedia):
The concept of the anti-language was first defined and studied by the linguist Michael Halliday, who used the term to describe the lingua franca of an anti-society. He defined an anti-language as a language created and used by an anti-society. An anti-society is a small, separate community intentionally created within a larger society as an alternative to or resistance of it....
Anti-languages are developed by these societies as a means to prevent outsiders from understanding their communication, and as a manner of establishing a subculture that meets the needs of their alternative social structure. Anti-languages differ from slang and jargon in that they are used solely among ostracized social groups including prisoners, criminals, homosexuals, and teenagers. Anti-languages use the same basic vocabulary and grammar as their native language in an unorthodox fashion. For example, anti-languages borrow words from other languages, create unconventional compounds, or utilize new suffixes for existing words. Anti-languages may also change words using metathesis, back formation (e.g. apple to elppa), or by substituting their consonants. Therefore, anti-languages are distinct and unique, and are not simply dialects of existing languages.
In his essay "Anti-Language", Halliday synthesized the research of Thomas Harman, Adam Podgórecki, and Bhaktiprasad Mallik to explore anti-languages and the connection between verbal communication and the maintenance of social structure.... Halliday's findings can be compiled as a list of nine criteria that a language must meet to be considered an anti-language:
  1. An anti-society is a society which is set up within another society as a conscious alternative to it.
  2. Like the early records of the languages of exotic cultures, the information usually comes to us in the form of word lists.
  3. The simplest form taken by an anti-language is that of new words for old: it is a language relexicalised.
  4. The principle is that of same grammar, different vocabulary.
  5. Effective communication depends on exchanging meanings which are inaccessible to the layperson.
  6. The anti-language is not just an optional extra, it is the fundamental element in the existence of the “second life” phenomenon.
  7. The most important vehicle of reality-maintenance is conversation. All who employ this same form of communication are reality-maintaining others.
  8. The anti-language is a vehicle of resocialisation.
  9. There is continuity between language and anti-language.
Examples of anti-languages include Cockney rhyming slang, CB slang, verlan, the grypsera of Polish prisons, thieves' cantPolari, and possibly[weasel words] Bangime.

I got started down this path by thinking that "Let's go Brandon" was kind of like Cockney rhyming slang.

ALSO: What is "resocialisation" (point #8, above)?

Resocialization or resocialisation (British English) is the process by which one's sense of social values, beliefs, and norms are re-engineered....

Resocialization is a two-part process. First, the institutional staff try to erode the residents' identities and independence.... The second part of resocialization process involves the systematic attempt to build a different personality or self...

That returns us to the subject discussed in the previous post

PLUS: "That returns us to the subject discussed in the previous post" and requires me to posit the questions: 1. Is the Google a total institution? and 2. Is Google making a systematic attempt to build a different personality or self?

[Author: (Ann Althouse)]

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Adobe employees in the US will be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8 or else be placed on unpaid leave Adobe world headquarters in downtown San Jose, California.

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  • Adobe told employees on Friday that they must be vaccinated by December 8 or take unpaid leave.
  • The software company re-opened its global headquarters in San Jose, California to 50% limited capacity in June.
  • The mandate stems from an executive order issued by the Biden Administration, CNBC reported.

Adobe is requiring a vaccine mandate for all US-based employees.

The software company notified staffers in an email sent Friday that all individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8 will be required to take unpaid leave, as first reported by CNBC.

The policy stems from a recent executive order issued by the Biden Administration that requires all federal contractors to receive a vaccination by the same date, according to the email which was reviewed by CNBC. In the memo, Adobe Chief People Officer Gloria Chen wrote that 93.5% of respondents to an internal survey stated that they were fully vaccinated or currently undergoing the inoculation process.

The tech giant employs more than 22,000 staffers worldwide, with an estimated 52% in the US and a total of 3,700 staffers who work from the company's global headquarters in San Jose, California, according to recent filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Adobe re-opened its global headquarters in San Jose, California to 50% limited capacity in June, in tandem with a newly announced hybrid work model that required employees to spend only half their time in the office, The Mercury News reported.

In a June blog post titled "The Future of Work," Chen wrote that "flexibility will be the default" for employees, noting that "in some cases, a remote work arrangement makes sense for Adobe and the individual."

"Last year, when it became clear that work was never going back to the way things were, we saw an opportunity and need to reimagine the employee experience and develop a future-of-work approach that leverages the best of in-person and virtual interactions to foster creativity, innovation, and culture," Chen wrote in the post, which was published on the company website.

Adobe did not immediately respond to Insider's request to comment.

The company joins several other major organizations across the country that have rolled out strict vaccine mandates in recent months, including United Airlines, Uber, IBM, CNN, and the New York Department of Education. United was among the first companies to actually fire employees who refused to comply to the mandate after it let go of 320 staffers in October.

Corporations are facing increased pressure from the federal government to ensure their labor forces are vaccinated. Biden's most recent executive order follows a September 9 order that required employers with more than 100 staffers to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. The policy also included mandates for federal employees, contractors, and staffers at healthcare organizations funded by Medicare or Medicaid.

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