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London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects The deployment, at an unspecified number of locations, will be one of the largest uses of the technology by government authorities in the West. Source: www.wired.com London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

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The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity  A new report calls for safeguards to reduce the dangers posed by misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation. Source: www.wired.com The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

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The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend

The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend Apps for relational organizing—which use personal connections to get out the vote—are the latest political tech arms race. So far, Democrats have the edge. Source: www.wired.com The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend

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Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State The software company helped torpedo a facial recognition bill last year, though a state senator—who’s also a Microsoft program manager—has a new bill in the works. Source: www.wired.com Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

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AI Can Do Great Things—If It Doesn't Burn the Planet

AI Can Do Great Things—If It Doesn’t Burn the Planet The computing power required for AI landmarks, such as recognizing images and defeating humans at Go, increased 300,000-fold from 2012 to 2018.  Source: www.wired.com AI Can Do Great Things—If It Doesn’t Burn the Planet

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How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don't Exist

How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don’t Exist Workers from Switzerland-based Medair use clipboards, cell phones, and GIS software to locate informal settlements of Syrian refugees across Lebanon. Source: www.wired.com How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don’t Exist

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He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got … a Sustainable Business

He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got … a Sustainable Business Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia finds a way to thrive outside Silicon Valley’s cult of big riches.  Source: www.wired.com He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got … a Sustainable Business

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PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech At a congressional hearing Friday, smaller companies including PopSockets, Tile, Sonos, and Basecamp criticized Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon for having power over them. Source: www.wired.com PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

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Apple's Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices

Apple’s Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices The iPhone maker’s purchase of startup Xnor.ai is the latest move toward a trend of computing on the “edge,” rather than in the cloud.  Source: www.wired.com Apple’s Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices

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Trucks VC general partner Reilly Brennan is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility

Trucks VC general partner Reilly Brennan is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility The future of transportation industry is bursting at the seams with startups aiming to bring everything from flying cars and autonomous vehicles to delivery bots and even more efficient freight to roads. One investor who is right at the center […]

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