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Amazon shareholders turn down proposal to restrict sales of AWS face recognition software application

August 22, 2019 No Comments

In brief: Amazon has been at the center of the debate around facial recognition technology and its implementation by law enforcement. Shareholders won the right to vote on whether or not to ban sales pending an independent inquiry, but in the end only 2% voted for the motion. In April we reported that shareholders had…

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Elizabeth Warren Just Transformed the Abortion Debate

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren is not afraid. Today, she set out a proposal to integrate Roe v. Wade’s provisions for access to abortion into federal law. She even framed her proposal this way: Congress Can Protect Choice. And she’s right. Congress can legislate on abortion; the matter can be settled through politics, rather…

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5 things to cut out of your diet today to decrease high blood pressure and lower the danger of cardiac arrest – MarketWatch

August 22, 2019 No Comments

You are what you don’t consume. A diet plan that helps people minimize hypertension or hypertension may likewise lower the risk of cardiac arrest in individuals under the age of 75, according to research study released in the most recent edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and led by medical professionals at Wake […]

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Black Student Loan Borrowers More Likely to Fall Behind on Payments

August 22, 2019 No Comments

The U.S.’s $1.5 trillion student debt mountain is rapidly rising up the political agenda as economists warn that the borrowings are impairing individuals’ ability to buy homes and start businesses, and are disproportionately affecting poorer and minority students. Recently, technology investor Robert F. Smith promised to pay off the student loans of the graduating class…

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Why Black Trainee Loan Customers Fall Behind More on Payments

August 22, 2019 No Comments

The U.S.’s $1.5 trillion student debt mountain is rapidly rising up the political agenda as economists warn that the borrowings are impairing individuals’ ability to buy homes and start businesses, and are disproportionately affecting poorer and minority students. Recently, technology investor Robert F. Smith promised to pay off the student loans of the graduating class…

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Amazon shareholders decline facial recognition ban as concern grows in US Congress

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.In the past year Amazon has found itself at the centre of a growing debate over the use of facial recognition by governments, with…

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At Amazon, facial recognition restriction won simply 2%of investor vote

August 22, 2019 No Comments

By Jeffrey Dastin(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, a regulatory filing on Friday showed.Some 2.4% of votes were in favor of the closely watched resolution, while the remaining votes were against it and some were in abstention. The tally excludes broker…

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Wearable Device Checks Out Feelings …

August 22, 2019 No Comments

May 23 2019, 9:00 AMMay 24 2019, 10:10 AMMay 23 2019, 9:00 AMMay 24 2019, 10:10 AM(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions.The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product in internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. It’s a collaboration between Lab126, the hardware development…

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The reaction versus face recognition has begun– but who will win?

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Technology | Analysis 23 May 2019 Who you looking at?Steffi Loos/Getty Images By Chris Stokel-WalkerA growing backlash against face recognition suggests the technology has a reached a crucial tipping point, as battles over its use are erupting on numerous fronts. Face-tracking cameras have been trialled in public by at least three UK police forces in…

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San Francisco’s ban is just the start of a national fight over facial acknowledgment

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 20, 2019, 8:48 AM UTC / Updated May 22, 2019, 7:09 PM UTCPolice say facial recognition is “essential” and “imperative” — a groundbreaking tool that allows them to track down criminals who would otherwise escape justice.Opponents say the technology…

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