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Clearview AI Gesichtserkennung

Clearview is a new research tool used by law enforcement agencies to identify perpetrators and victims of crimes. – Clearview’s technology has helped law enforcement track down hundreds of at-large criminals, including pedophiles, terrorists and sex traffickers.“


„Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says – It may not be long before you’ll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously… The app … works by comparing a photo to a database of more than 3 billion pictures that Clearview says it’s scraped off Facebook, Venmo, YouTube and other sites. … The Clearview app isn’t currently available to the public, but … police officers and Clearview investors think it will be in the future.“


„From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition – Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but it was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation. – A bipartisan group in Congress wants action, roughly a dozen state governments are considering legislation, and overseas news broke Thursday that the European Commission is considering a five-year moratorium on facial recognition among potential next steps. This would make the EU the largest government worldwide to halt deployment of the technology.“


„LEAK: Commission considers facial recognition ban in AI ‘white paper’ – The European Commission is considering measures to impose a temporary ban on facial recognition technologies used by both public and private actors, according to a draft white paper on Artificial Intelligence obtained by Euractiv.“


Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation – Picahi published an opinion in the UK’s Financial Times today bluntly noting how ‚artificial intelligence needs to be regulated.‘ In his view, companies cannot just build technology and ‚let market forces decide how it will be used.'“


Telefon in Kinderhand?

„Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t – A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children. – It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, especially among teenagers. – But a growing number of academic researchers have produced studies that suggest the common wisdom is wrong.“


Amazon: Hand als Kreditkarte

Amazon reportedly wants to turn your hand into a credit card – The company has reportedly begun working with Visa on testing out the terminals, and has discussed the project with Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial.“


Instagram ohne IGTV-Button

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app – TikTok saw 80X more installs – At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. … For reference, TikTok received 1.15 billion downloads in the same period since IGTV launched in June 2018. In just the US, TikTok received 80.5 million downloads compared to IGTV’s 1.1 million since then…“


SoundCloud: Back on Track

SoundCloud, with more than 200m tracks on its platform, saw 12-monthly revenues top $200m last year – If there’s one stat that says everything about the recovery of SoundCloud in recent years, it’s this: in calendar 2017, the company turned over circa $102m. But just two years later, in Q4 2019, the firm’s 12-monthly gross revenue run-rate exceeded $200m for the first time in history.“