Big Tech Is Appealing to Congress to Help Get Around California’s New Online Privacy Law

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Source:  The Intercept After California passed the most sweeping online privacy law in the nation this summer, big tech went back to the state legislature to weaken it. While that effort fizzled before the end of the state’s legislative session, a more insidious strategy emerged this week: going around California and appealing to Congress. Alastair Mactaggart, …

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The Government Wants Airlines to Delay Your Flight So They Can Scan Your Face

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Source:  The Intercept Omnipresent facial recognition has become a golden goose for law enforcement agencies around the world. In the United States, few are as eager as the Department of Homeland Security. American airports are currently being used as laboratories for a new tool that would automatically scan your face — and confirm your identity with U.S. …

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Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

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Source:  The Intercept The world’s most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s …

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Migrant Caravan: U.S. Military Will Have Up to 14,000 Troops, Many Armed, Ready to Intervene at Mexico Border

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Source:  Newsweek The U.S. military will have an actual force of up to 14,000 ready to intervene at the southern border with Mexico, including an additional 7,000 planned deployment in reserves on round-the-clock standby. The Pentagon announced Monday that it will send up to 5,200 troops to the border ahead of the anticipated arrival of …

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Man Who Allegedly Beat, Decapitated Friend’s Baby Could Face Execution By Firing Squad

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Source:  Newsweek A man is currently facing the death penalty in Belarus for allegedly beating and decapitating a friend’s 8-month-old baby girl, The Daily Mail reported. The child’s mother, identified only as 25-year-old Natalya, was reportedly drinking with a family friend at the time of the alleged incident. The friend was named by local media outlets …

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U.S. Accuses Chinese Spies of Campaign to Steal Jet Engine Tech

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Source:  Bloomberg The U.S. unveiled charges against two alleged Chinese spies for orchestrating a conspiracy to steal prized jet engine technology from private companies, as the Trump administration raises pressure on Beijing to address its trade grievances. The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday the Chinese intelligence officers worked with hackers and “co-opted company insiders” to …

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