Mastercard, goodbye to the magnetic stripe on cards from 2024

Over the course of about 10 years, Mastercard will definitely say goodbye to the magnetic stripe on credit and debit cards. It starts in 2024, but the process will be completed definitively in 2033. Space for contacless payments with different security and authentication technologies. Mastercard claims it will be the first payment network to eliminate a technology that has accompanied us since the 1960s and was invented by IBM. “Magnetic stripe will begin disappearing in 2024 from Mastercard payment cards in regions, such as Europe, where chip cards are already widely used. Banks in the United States will no longer be forced to issue chip and magnetic stripe cards at starting from 2027. […] No new magnetic stripe Mastercard credit or debit cards will be issued by 2029. Prepaid cards in the US and Canada are currently exempt from this change. By 2033, no credit and debit cards Mastercard will have magnetic strips. “

Fda approves Pfizer aged 16 and over, now the vaccine is no longer “emergency”

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been definitively approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all people aged 16 and over. The vaccine, marketed as “Cominarty”, was 91% effective in preventing Covid infection. “From a legal point of view Pfizer’s becomes an approved vaccine and this opens the door to legal provisions that can lead to the obligation of vaccination” The two American pharmaceutical companies presented to the FDA the data relating to the clinical trial of 44,000 participants in the USA, the European Union, Turkey, South Africa and South America. The vaccine can now be marketed under the Comirnaty brand. Until now, the drug had been used thanks to an emergency authorization from the FDA, on 11 December 2020. Pfizer’s vaccine is a drug that can be regularly marketed and no longer limited to emergency situations. The vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech has been definitively approved by the FDA for people aged 16 and over.

The desperate flights from afghanistan

illustration of pawel kuczysnki

In these days the battle of the Taliban to establish the new government and consequently the regime that will lead to the expulsion of the last remaining American soldiers in Afghanista is continuing.

Gruesome things happened in the very first days when Kabul was conquered: people flocked to catch flights and, as the seats were all occupied, people even clung to the handles of the plane, crashing shortly after take-off.

🎵 The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY

LYRIC
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I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you

I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey (Oh)

I get drunk, wake up, I'm wasted still
I realize the time that I wasted here
I feel like you can't feel the way I feel
Oh, I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey
I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey

When I'm away from you, I miss your touch (Ooh)
You're the reason I believe in love
It's been difficult for me to trust (Ooh)
And I'm afraid that I'ma fuck it up
Ain't no way that I can leave you stranded
'Cause you ain't ever left me empty-handed
And you know that I know that I can't live without you
So, baby, stay

Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
Oh, ooh-woah (Oh, ooh-woah, ooh-woah)
I'll be fucked up if you can't be right here

I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey
I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey

Woah-oh
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey