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Month: May 2019

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New York school district’s facial recognition system sparks privacy fears



Plan for cameras to track students in Lockport’s schools called ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’ and ‘colossal waste of money’A school district in western New York is launching a first-of-its-kind facial recognition system, generating new privacy co…

Facebook protesters share their dislike of company at shareholder meeting



Eight proposals up for vote were defeated, including plans for an independent board chair and to reform the company’s share structureA specter is haunting Facebook’s shareholder meeting – the specter of a giant, inflatable angry emoji. The eight-foot f…

Nancy Pelosi condemns Facebook as ‘willing enablers of Russian interference’



House speaker says ‘I can take it’ after site keeps doctored video up, but criticizes their role in spread of false informationHouse speaker Nancy Pelosi has strongly criticised Facebook for failing to tackle misinformation after the social media netwo…

North Face criticised for replacing Wikipedia pics with branded shots



Brazilian landmarks’ entries were edited to push firm’s promotional photos higher in Google search resultsClothing firm The North Face has been accused of digital vandalism after an ad agency surreptitiously inserted the company’s products into Wikiped…

Iron Maiden sue video game company for $2m over Ion Maiden game



Band argue that game ‘is attempting to trade off on Iron Maiden’s notoriety’ and is confusing customersIron Maiden are suing video game company 3D Realms over the game Ion Maiden, which they describe as an “incredibly blatant” infringement on their tra…

Electric vehicle drivers at risk by charging from home mains supply



Charity urges UK government to expand national network of public charging pointsAn inadequate public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the UK is forcing drivers to take risks by opting for highly dangerous alternatives at home, an electr…