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The ethical implications of facial recognition technology – Arizona State University

Technology

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it will soon shut down facial recognition software on its platforms — effectively removing the facial recognition templates of more than a billion Facebook users. The software has been utilized by the social media service for over a decade, allowing people to be automatically identified in photos and videos.The…

Sustainability, Social Justice, Fashion Shows and What We Wear Next – The New York Times

Fashion

AdvertisementSupported byFour fashion power brokers offer their lessons and predictions.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Vanessa FriedmanA year ago, when Fashion Week had gone entirely digital, The New York Times gathered four industry power brokers together to wrestle with…

Daddy Days: The cars and kids of the future – Austin American-Statesman

Kids

It’s probably no surprise to regular readers of this column that I’m not a fan of electric cars. I see them as one step closer to self-driving cars, which is one step closer to a future of mass controlled self-driving vehicles that I’m really not a fan of.It’s probably also not a surprise that my…

Twitter to Add New Context Feature to Trending Topics – The New York Times

Trends

AdvertisementSupported byThe social media company is trying to clean up a feature that has been used for disinformation, but stopped short of what critics want.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Kate Conger and Nicole PerlrothTwitter said Tuesday that it…

Book discussion groups offered online this month – Peninsula Daily News

News

Novel Conversations and Wednesday Evening to meet PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System will continue its book discussion groups online throughout December. The Novel Conversations and Wednesday Evening groups will meet a week early this month due to the holidays. Participants must register at www.nols.org to receive links to the free Zoom meetings.…

Mexico anti-money laundering chief resigns amid scandal – Aljazeera.com

Jiholdze

Authorities found $35,000 in cash on private plane carrying guests to Santiago Nieto’s wedding in Guatemala.The head of Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), the agency in charge of cracking down on money-laundering operations, has resigned following a scandal related to his wedding in Guatemala.Santiago Nieto, long seen as a trusted ally of President Andres Manuel…

Caught between warp and weft of woes, weavers in Pochampally struggle to stay afloat – The Indian Express

Fashion

Even as Telangana’s Pochampally village – a traditional cluster of handloom weavers – prepared to receive the award for ‘Best Tourism Village’ this week during the 24th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, the artisans who have toiled hard for the same continue to languish in abject poverty.Tucked…

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