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FBI’s facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate

Despite law enforcement's attempt to conceal its existence, it's no secret that half of Americans over the age of 18 — 117 million people in total — are part of a massive facial recognition database, their personal information culled from DMV files…

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Alphabet’s new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation

For Alphabet's Waymo, technology might not be the biggest challenge to putting self-driving cars on the road — it's making sure there's a regulatory framework that allows those cars on the road. Appropriately, Waymo has hired a new vice president f…

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Trump’s quiet war on data begins

Two months into the Trump presidency, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the new administration. One big area of concern is how the executive branch will deal with the vast amounts of data collected by the government. Federal agencies lik…

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Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials

In part of his 5,700-word manifesto last month, Mark Zuckerberg hinted at plans to make Facebook a more informed and civically engaged social network. Now, some of those ideas are getting a concrete solution with a new feature called Town Hall, which…

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Hack targets a Canadian government website

The Canadian government just suffered an embarrassing online security breach… although it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Officials temporarily took down key parts of two government websites, the tax-oriented Canada Revenue Agency and Statisti…

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