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ACLU asks Amazon to stop marketing face-recognition technology to police

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."<p>The tool, called …

Surveillance

Amazon urged not to sell facial-recognition tool to police

SEATTLE — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy advocates are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to …

Machine Perception

Emails Show How Amazon Is Selling Facial Recognition System to Law Enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Today the American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of California released emails between Amazon employees and local law enforcement …

Selling

ACLU: Orlando police testing Amazon's 'supercharged surveillance' facial recognition system

The Orlando Police Department is working with Amazon to test a high-tech facial-recogition system, according to records made public Tuesday by the …

ACLU

ACLU calls for Amazon to stop offering facial recognition technology

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for tech giant Amazon to stop offering their "powerful and dangerous new facial recognition system" to …

Amazon Markets Surveillance Technology to Law Enforcement

Amazon, one of many tech companies that have called for reform of government surveillance, is selling facial recognition services to cops.Amazon is …

Surveillance

5 Full-Time Jobs You Can Do to Make Money Online or From Home

Here are five legit, full-time jobs that can be done remotely -- without sacrificing benefits like health insurance or paid time off.<p>We might not be multi-platinum hip-hop recording artists, but some of us can relate to Drake when he said, “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.” As much fun as …

Amazon and Google Are Cultivating Quiet Ties With Police and Military. That's Becoming a Big Problem

Civil rights groups are outraged about Amazon’s supply of facial recognition technology to law enforcement organizations in the U.S.<p>The American …

Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In Oakland

Their crime? Using the wrong type of grill in a barbecue-designated zone.<p>A white woman called the police on a black family at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, last month while they were setting up for a day at the park.<p>Their crime, according to the unidentified woman, was grilling in one of the …

A van speeds across Toronto sidewalks, leaving 10 pedestrians dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.<p>Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in …

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These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Sponsored: Why email is the hacker's weapon of choice

The days of typewritten memos are a distant memory, and virtually anyone with a job agrees that email is vital to a functioning business. This dependence makes it a prime tool for hackers, who seize upon our close relationship with email to trick us into opening malware or falling for a phishing …

Working Geek: Bitlume CEO Lakshmi Shankar is building a new type of video startup

When Lakshmi Shankar was working as a technology consultant she noticed a recurring problem. Clients often had trouble integrating paid video content …

Beam Me Up! An Astronaut's Take on 'Star Trek'

<i>Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a motivational, training and education company. He served as a NASA astronaut from 1990 to</i> …

Star Trek

Putin orders cut of 755 personnel at U.S. missions

By Andrew Roth<p>Andrew Roth<p>Foreign reporter who focused on Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 …

U.S. State Department

Brexit could take five long years

Britain will seek to ease its way out of the European Union in order to prevent severe damage to its economy.<p>Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Friday that Britain hopes to negotiate a "transitional period" of up to three years after leaving the European Union in March 2019, during which current …

UW researchers discover a recipe to regenerate retinal cells in mice

University of Washington researchers have found a way to activate cells in the retinas of adult mice to turn into new neurons – a recipe that …

How AI Will Change the Way We Make Decisions

With the recent explosion in AI, there has been the understandable concern about its potential impact on human work. Plenty of people have tried to predict which industries and jobs will be most affected, and which skills will be most in demand. (Should you learn to code? Or will AI replace coders …

Top Ten States For Small Business Loans And How You Can Get Them

Securing a business loan is perhaps one of the most stressful moments of time for entrepreneurs throughout America, regardless of the region. However, a recent study conducted by Biz2Credit.com has identified New Jersey as the top state for loan approval rates, according to a new study of more than …

5 Tried-and-True Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

One of the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes is to maintain lower blood pressure. If your doctor says your numbers are creeping up, one …

Why You Should Eat Protein at Breakfast

High-protein breakfasts can help reduce mid-afternoon cravings and assist you in losing weight. Here are some tips for adding more protein to your breakfast.

Antidepressants linked to murders and murderous thoughts

Antidepressants have been linked to 28 reports of murder and 32 cases of murderous thoughts, in cases referred to the UK medicines regulator over the past 30 years, a BBC investigation has discovered.<p>The pills, known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which includes common drugs …

The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

Neuroscience research suggests human brains think in 11 different dimensions

You may have never wondered how many dimensions your brain thinks in, but if you have, the real answer could be more than you’re expecting. It’s a …

Neuroscience

The Human Brain Project Reboots: A Search Engine for the Brain Is in Sight

The massive €1 billion project has shifted focus from simulation to informatics Image: Dan Saelinger 2. The Mechanics of the Mind Photo: Dan …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

8 Ways to Monetize Your Blog and Make Money Online

Offering ebooks and other digital products will generate cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're just starting out with your blog, it can seem like one of the most arduous and frustrating tasks. With so much information to consume and strategies to digest, how …

Racist 'Madden' player featured in EA's E3 press conference

During its E3 2017 press conference today, EA spent a few minutes talking about its sports games and their competitive communities. One of the …

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