In filing, Clearview AI says it is canceling client accounts not associated with law enforcement or other government entities, amid mounting scrutiny (BuzzFeed News)

[ad_1] BuzzFeed News: In filing, Clearview AI says it is canceling client accounts not associated with law enforcement or other government entities, amid mounting scrutiny  —  Clearview AI — the controversial face-tracking company known for scraping more than 3 billion photos from social media sites including Facebook … [ad_2] Source link

AOC wants to visit your Animal Crossing island

[ad_1] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Win McNamee/Getty What’s alluring enough to get a polarizing congresswoman to open her Twitter direct messages for the first time in years? Animal Crossing: New Horizons, of course. On Thursday night Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about her newfound joy for the game, which she got days ago, and asked if she could visit other…

Roku posts revenue of $320.8M for Q1, up 55% YoY, and a net loss of $54.6M, warns that ad revenue growth will slow this year; stock down 9%+ after hours (Todd Spangler/Variety)

[ad_1] Todd Spangler / Variety: Roku posts revenue of $320.8M for Q1, up 55% YoY, and a net loss of $54.6M, warns that ad revenue growth will slow this year; stock down 9%+ after hours  —  Roku’s first-quarter revenue beat Wall Street estimates as COVID-19 quarantines have resulted in a massive streaming surge for the…

A passwordless server run by NSO Group sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of a person’s whereabouts, others, like Israel, use location and cell phone data to track the…

Call for credit card freeze on porn sites

[ad_1] Major credit card companies should block payments to pornographic sites, according to a group of international campaigners and campaign groups who say they work to tackle sexual exploitation. A letter seen by the BBC, signed by 10 campaigners and campaign groups, says porn sites “eroticise sexual violence, incest, and racism” and stream content that…

Uber may use its selfie tech to verify drivers are wearing masks – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Uber rolled out its selfie system for drivers in 2016, the ride-hailing company was focused on preventing fraud. In the future, it could be used to ensure drivers are wearing a mask. Uber said earlier this week — CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated today — that it is working through plans to require drivers…

Uber says ‘no sacred cows’ as it faces crisis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Uber executives have warned they may scale back parts of the taxi hailing app firm’s business, as they try to steer the firm through the coronavirus pandemic. The comments follow Uber’s announcement on Wednesday that it would cut about 14% of its staff. That move and others the firm has…

Microsoft communications VP, Frank Shaw, says Amazon has filed another protest against Microsoft's JEDI deal, this time out of public view, directly with DoD (Frank X. Shaw/Microsoft on the Issues)

[ad_1] Frank X. Shaw / Microsoft on the Issues: Microsoft communications VP, Frank Shaw, says Amazon has filed another protest against Microsoft’s JEDI deal, this time out of public view, directly with DoD  —  Many years ago when I was on active duty as a Marine officer in the 1980s, I went through cold weather…

Health APIs usher in the patient revolution we have been waiting for – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor The future of deep-reinforcement learning, our contemporary…