How should we regulate facial recognition?

Facial recognition is everywhere — airports, police stations, and built into the largest cloud platforms in the world — with few federal rules to govern how it’s used. Read full Article

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Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

For 17-year-old Mary Amanuel, from London, it happened in Tesco. “We were in year 7,” she remembers, “and my friend had made an Instagram account. As we were buying stuff, she was counting the amounts of likes she’d got on a post. ‘Oooh, 40 likes. 42 likes. Read full Article

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Future elections may be swayed by intelligent, weaponized chatbots

The battle against propaganda bots is an arm’s race for our democracy. It’s one we may be about to lose. Bots—simple computer scripts—were originally designed to automate repetitive tasks like organizing content or conducting network maintenance, thus sparing humans hours of tedium. Read full Article

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Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. Read full Article

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Nestle Wants Your DNA

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health. Read full Article

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