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Surveillance cams will quickly be indistinguishable

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Camera never lies. Credit: sdecoret It is often argued that the UK is the most surveilled country on the planet. This may or may not have been the case in the past but there are certainly now millions of surveillance cameras in public spaces—not to mention private buildings and homes. Behind those lenses they are…

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Why We Worry Face Acknowledgment Innovation

July 22, 2019 No Comments

In April, as part of a series on technology and privacy, The New York Times ran a shocking experiment: With just a few days of effort and $60 spent on Amazon’s commercially available face-recognition service, they were able to identify several pedestrians as they walked through a Midtown park, using park cameras and publicly available…

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Hong Kong’s Influence as a Global Financial Center Clouded by Unpredictability

July 22, 2019 No Comments

The controversial prospect of extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China has thrown fresh doubt on the city’s status as a global financial hub. A bill that would allow alleged criminals to be extradited to China has sparked the biggest public unrest in years. Aside from the short-term disruption, some in Hong Kong say the…

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If you could find out every illness your kid could potentially develop in life, would you?

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Newborn screening is required in the U.S. and differs slightly depending on which state you live in. For the most part, it’s done before a newborn baby leaves the hospital and includes a blood test that screens for 30-50 serious health problems that usually arise in infancy or childhood, and could hinder normal development. Compared…

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How Would the Green New Deal Work? Excellent Concern.

July 22, 2019 No Comments

New Consensus, the group charged with fleshing out the plan, doesn’t aim to publish policy specifics until early next year. Robinson Meyer Jun 12, 2019 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has described only the broad outlines of her whole-economy climate proposal.Jeenah Moon / Reuters Almost seven months have passed since the November day when a few hundred…

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Hyperlinks 5/31/19

July 22, 2019 No Comments

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” Ars Technica The Church of England’s Mission to Change Investment Der Spiegel Climate Proposals Fail at Exxon, Chevron Shareholder Meetings Climate Liability News A Strange Blight London Review of Books. Review of Library of American edition of Silent Spring, a book I first…

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Road to war in Iran looks a lot like the course that took the U.S. versus Iraq in the past

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY Published 5:33 a.m. ET May 30, 2019 | Updated 9:34 a.m. ET June 20, 2019CLOSE The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYThe U.S. military’s guided bombs…

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The Architecture Lobby puts forth Green New Deal vision

July 22, 2019 No Comments

anchor The Architecture Lobby points a way forward for architects as talk of the Green New Deal ramps up. Image courtesy of Wikimedia userAnthony Quintano. The Architecture Lobby (TAL) has put forth a set of guiding principles for architects to follow as debate over a potential Green New Deal takes shape across the industry.  According…

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Anchors from China state TELEVISION and FOX taking on …

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Trish Regan speaks at the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s ceremony in New York in 2016. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images North America) BEIJING — One is a star of one of President Trump’s favorite television networks, Fox Business; the other is a polished debater on Chinese state media known for her confidence in China’s rise and scorn for…

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Coffee might hold crucial to providing your diet a buzz – The Times

July 22, 2019 No Comments

When asked to recommend a diet, Kate Moss apparently encouraged the “three Cs and one V” programs: cigarettes, champagne, coffee and vodka. Now science has actually suggested that the supermodel was on to something, a minimum of when it concerned the 3rd of the Cs. Black coffee may undoubtedly be slendering, according to a study […]

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