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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At Amazon’s Monee warehouse, robot co-workers are the new normal

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Source: Chicago Tribune While President Donald Trump was tweeting his “concerns” about Amazon on Thursday morning, accusing the company of “putting many thousands of retailers out of business,” the Seattle-based e-commerce giant was preparing to give public officials and the press a sneak peek at its first warehouse in Illinois where robots work alongside humans to fill …

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DNA databases can send the police or hackers to your door, study finds

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Source: NBC News “Genetic genealogy databases act like a GPS system for anonymous DNA,” one researcher said. More than 60 percent of Americans who have some European ancestry can be identified using DNA databases — even if they have not submitted their own DNA, researchers reported Thursday. Enough people have done some kind of DNA test …

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Dubai airport debuts smart tunnels for passport control

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Source: Biometric Update The world’s busiest airport for international travel, Dubai International Airport, yesterday rolled out a new ‘smart tunnel’ that uses biometric technology instead of human checks to allow some air travelers to go through passport control in just 15 seconds, AP reports. Passengers register at a kiosk before going through smart gates which uses iris …

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New Mexico jail looks to iris recognition for inmate identification

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Source: Biometric Update The Chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center in New Mexico is in the process of procuring biometric iris recognition technology to ensure the correct identity of inmates being booked into and released from the jail. The jail mistakenly released a wrong inmate earlier this month. The escaped inmate was wearing his cellmate’s wristband, …

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