Fourth U.S. City Bans Facial Recognition, Citing Threats to Free Speech and Civil Rights

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On Tuesday, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts unanimously voted to prohibit local government from using facial recognition, becoming the fourth city in the country to institute such a ban over concerns that the technology is biased and violates basic human rights.

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Google’s Project Zero Finds Six ‘Interactionless’ iOS Vulnerabilities Using iMessage App

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Apple released bug fixes for five major security issues in iOS that can be exploited via its iMessage client app last week after they were discovered by researchers for competitor Google’s exploit-hunting Project Zero, though an additional issue was reported and not totally resolved in the iOS 2.4 update, according to…

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Senator Moves to Make Autoplay Videos and Infinite Scroll Illegal

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That technology might be bad for our health, that it’s manipulating us, isn’t a revelatory take, but it’s one that lawmakers are increasingly becoming intimately entwined with. And a new bill wants to prevent social networks from exploiting us.

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The Westworld Sequel Futureworld Is Low on Killer Robots, But High on Sci-Fi Cheese

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Futureworld came out in August 1976. The sequel to Michael Crichton’s Westworld—which tweaks the original’s cautionary tale of technology run wild—hasn’t aged entirely well, especially when compared to the sleek HBO series. But if retro goofiness is what you seek, step right up.

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United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

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United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of biometric screening technology in a bid to streamline passenger travel—even as big questions remain about how such technology impacts consumer privacy.

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The Lion King ‘Set’ Was a Bunch of VR Headsets in a Giant Warehouse

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Long before Disney’s remake of The Lion King hit theaters, it was a beacon of curiosity. Obviously, director Jon Favreau and his team weren’t going to film real lions, they were going to use digital technology to create all the animals, as he did with great success in The Jungle Book. But The Jungle Book is The Jungle

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