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Hong Kong’s Lam Under Pressure as Protesters Call New March

June 17, 2019 No Comments

Hong Kong’s Lam Under Pressure as Protesters Call New March(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was expected to make a statement on a China-backed extradition bill Saturday amid mounting pressure to withdraw the bill as the city girds for another mass protest this weekend. Lam planned to call a press conference as soon as…

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AI Has Made Video Monitoring Automated and Frightening

June 17, 2019 No Comments

It used to be that surveillance cameras were passive. Maybe they just recorded, and no one looked at the video unless they needed to. Maybe a bored guard watched a dozen different screens, scanning for something interesting. In either case, the video was only stored for a few days because storage was expensive. Increasingly, none…

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Schools are utilizing software application to assist choose who gets in. What could fail?

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In 2011, Taylor University, a small liberal arts college in Upland, Indiana, began to look for a new way to maximize recruitment. Specifically, they needed to sell students on applying and enrolling, in part to help with tuition revenue goals. That led to a contract with software giant Salesforce, which builds automated systems designed to…

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Web Censorship is Here: How Far Will it Go?

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Within hours of the recent mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque by a far-right terrorist, the country’s authorities were scrambling to ensure a sickening video the murderer streamed on Facebook was barred from the nation’s screens. Due to the nature of the Internet, the task of removal proved very difficult. But eventually, the government…

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Worry of Foreign Disturbance in U.S. Elections Dates from Country’s Founding

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Future President George Washington is depicted at the U.S. Constitutional Convention. The country’s founders foresaw the threat of foreign interference in our elections. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive/Getty Images Future President George Washington is depicted at the U.S. Constitutional Convention. The country’s founders foresaw the threat of foreign interference in our…

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A Legendary Investment Guru Just Turned On Bitcoin

June 17, 2019 No Comments

” innerhtml=” Bitcoin, which has been rapidly climbing in price over the last couple of months, has reignited the public debate surrounding the future of cryptocurrencies, their value as investments and their use in an increasingly digital world. . The bitcoin price, now double where it began 2019, has been hovering just above $8,000 since […]

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Why San Francisco’s restriction on face recognition is only the start of a long battle

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San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by its government. But though privacy advocates are celebrating, the ordinance doesn’t stop private companies from using facial ID in ways that many people find creepy.It might, however, be a first step.The use of face recognition technology has become increasingly…

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Bipartisan expense proposes online forum on U.S. scholastic espionage

June 17, 2019 No Comments

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Should Scientists Keep Their Private Debates Personal?

June 17, 2019 No Comments

On a recent trip, my flight home from Washington was delayed by a day  as a consequence of thunderstorms in the Boston area, and so I ordered a taxi to a nearby hotel. When I entered his car, the driver, named Nasir, asked: “Have you seen the recent image of black hole in M87 and…

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Roe v. Wade provided females a right to select abortion. However doctors like me have an option, too.

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There came a time in medical school when I first witnessed an abortion, a dilation and curettage, where the cervix was dilated and the tiny fetus sucked out by vacuum. The first time I saw the body parts was the first time I knew I would never perform one of these procedures. I was defining…

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