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Barr’s Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly

Barr’s Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly

WASHINGTON — For months, lawyers at the Justice Department have been marshaling their forces for a possible antitrust lawsuit against Google, spurred on by the personal interest of Attorney General William P. Barr. The day-to-day digging of a federal antitrust investigation rarely rises to the level of the attorney general or the deputy attorney general. …

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A Flawed Facial Recognition System Sent This Man to Jail

In January, Detroit police arrested and charged 42-year-old Robert Williams with stealing $4,000 in watches from a retail store 15 months earlier. Taken away in handcuffs in front of his two children, Williams was sent to an interrogation room where police presented him with their evidence: Facial recognition software matched his driver’s license photo with …

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Facial recognition software vendor vows to thwart misuse after wrongful Detroit arrest

Facial recognition software vendor vows to thwart misuse after wrongful Detroit arrest

(Reuters) — Facial recognition vendor Rank One Computing said on Wednesday it would “add legal means” and research other ways to thwart misuse after its software was involved in the first known wrongful arrest based on the technology in the United States. Robert Williams, who is Black, spent over a day in Detroit police custody …

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Chinese City to Unveil Domestic Violence Database for Those Getting Married

Chinese City to Unveil Domestic Violence Database for Those Getting Married

A city in eastern China is preparing to roll out a database that would allow people getting married to check if their prospective partner has a history of domestic violence, in what’s being called the first of its kind in the country. The government of Yiwu, in eastern Zhejiang Province, said on Wednesday that the …

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US claims Huawei ‘backed by Chinese military’

Image copyright Getty Images The US Defense Department has determined that 20 top Chinese firms, including Huawei, are either owned by or backed by the Chinese military. The list, seen by US media, features video surveillance firm Hikvision, China Telecoms, China Mobile and AVIC. The determination could lay the groundwork for new US financial sanctions …

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Virgin Galactic and NASA launch a new program to train private astronauts

Virgin Galactic and NASA launch a new program to train private astronauts

Virgin Galactic announced it has signed a deal with NASA to develop a “private orbital astronaut readiness program” that trains and supports private astronauts for missions to the International Space Station. The background: Last year NASA announced it was accepting bids from private companies for missions to the space station, both as a tourist destination …

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