Operating on the gradual model of Google and Facebook, biometrics companies are plotting a slow rollout of facial recognition technology, barbed with incentives to hook customers and distract them from the demise of privacy. Arenas, airports and stores are already adopting facial recognition software to identify criminals, from shoplifters to potential terrorists – so marketing […]
A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. A group of senators on the Foreign Relations Committee, led by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) […]
Angela Merkel has said she will not seek re-election as Germany’s chancellor as well as CDU’s party chair. The decision comes after a debacle for her party in the local elections in the federal state of Hesse. On Sunday, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received 28 percent of the votes. Although that was more support […]
Two Republican members of Congress have asked the Defense Department’s Inspector General to probe the specs for a $ 10 billion cloud computing contract. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bd21cbb9f47f46d0140e98a/master/pass/Business-PentagonJEDI-Amazon-1032941996-w.jpg
On a misty, cold day in Laos’ highlands, former opium farmer Bounsee Lorleuxai sips a three-in-one instant coffee. For years, that was the best he could do if he wanted the drink. Now he’s planning to switch to growing coffee himself, and the days of the three-in-one are numbered. “One day I hope to test […]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. […]
ECZEMA is a common skin condition which causes skin to become very itchy. There are four other signs to look out, but what’s the best form of treatment? Special cream is recommended but some health experts also recommend more natural remedies.
World Cup hosts Russia gear up to meet Spain in Moscow on Sunday with their raucous home support at the magnificent Luzhniki Stadium focused on revenge for defeat in the Euro 2008 semi-final. Spain defeated Russia 3-0 in that match, eventually going on to win the tournament in Switzerland, beginning one of the most famous […]
On June 12, White Coat Black Art hosted a panel called Crisis of Care: Help for Families and their High-Needs Kids as they Age out of the System.
Moscow wants the EU to forget the claim that it’s trying to fracture European politics, Vladimir Putin told Austrian TV, ahead of his Vienna visit. Russia keeps a large chunk of reserves in euro and wants a prosperous EU, he said. President Putin ridiculed the idea of Moscow allegedly supporting forces that strive to dismantle […]