Daily Archive: May 23, 2021

We may see federal regulation on face recognition as early as subsequent week

On Might 10, 40 advocacy teams despatched an open letter demanding a everlasting ban on the usage of Amazon’s facial recognition software program, Rekognition, by US police. The letter was addressed to Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy, the corporate’s present and incoming CEOs, and got here simply weeks earlier than Amazon’s year-long moratorium on gross sales to regulation enforcement was set to run out. 

The letter contrasted Bezos’s and Jassy’s vocal help of Black Lives Matter campaigners throughout final summer time’s racial justice protests after the homicide of George Floyd with reporting that different Amazon merchandise have been utilized by

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Snap spends greater than $500M to amass AR show startup WaveOptics – TechCrunch

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Welcome to Day by day Crunch for Could 21, 2021. Closing out the week, bitcoin dropped sharply immediately on (extra?) information from China about potential restrictions on cryptocurrencies extra broadly. Relying in your priors, the newest information is solely FUD, or it’s indication that Bitcoin and pals are horrible inflation hedges. Choose your poison! Regardless, now we have a grip of startup information to get to, so off we go! — Alex

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