A group of 40 major music festivals, including South By Southwest and Coachella, have announced that they won’t use facial recognition software at their events. It’s the latest evidence of growing negative perceptions about facial recognition, driven in part by privacy advocates calling attention to the technology’s flaws, which include being unable to consistently identify women and people...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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