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Facial recognition: School ID checks lead to GDPR fine

Facial recognition: School ID checks lead to GDPR fine

Technology
A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance.The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the Skelleftea municipality 200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800, $ 20,700) for flouting a privacy law.The trial involved tracking 22 students over three weeks and detecting when each pupil entered a classroom.This is the first time that Sweden has ever issued a fine under GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force last year, classes facial images and other biometric information as being a special category of data, with added restrictions on its use.The DPA indicated that the fine would have been bigger had the trial been longer. According to technolog
Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey to lead voice cast of Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey to lead voice cast of Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Entertainment
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Disney has announced Ray Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and 30 Rock Emmy winner Tina Fey will lead the voice cast of its next Pixar animated movie, Soul. The film is set for release on June 19, 2020. Questlove, Daveed Diggs and Phylicia Rashad will also play characters in the movie, which will feature new music from Jon Batiste, and an original score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The casting and music news were revealed Saturday at Disney's D23 Expo. The project was announced in June. A synopsis said it would "take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions." Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
How Goldman Sachs nabbed the top three tech deals of 2019 and took a big lead in M&A

How Goldman Sachs nabbed the top three tech deals of 2019 and took a big lead in M&A

Finance
Sam Britton, head of tech, media and telecom M&A at Goldman SachsSource: Goldman SachsIn the perpetual battle for tech investment banking supremacy, Goldman Sachs has taken a commanding lead this year over its Wall Street rivals, thanks to its top role in the three biggest deals of 2019.The guy at the center of the action, Sam Britton, is a mountain biking New England transplant who you've probably never heard of. He is so publicity averse that he preferred not to have his individual photo at the top of this story (sorry, Sam). He's a far cry from the swashbuckling Wall Street legends like Bruce Wasserstein, Jimmy Lee and Felix Rohatyn, who once controlled banking and were perfectly comfortable posing for magazine covers.Britton, 50, is the head of Goldman's technology, media and telec...
Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city’s bid to lead next moon mission

Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city’s bid to lead next moon mission

Technology
It may have been one of the first words ever uttered on the moon, but Houston has been snubbed by NASA as the base of operations for the development of the next lunar lander.Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has been chosen to lead preparations for the planned expedition, beating out competition from Johnson Space Center in the Texan city. The latter managed the iconic Apollo quest 50 years ago, and state congressmen hoped that legacy would see it chosen for the next mission, which is aiming to send a woman to the moon for the first time by 2024. ...
Lead trapped in Arctic ice reveals economic impact of wars, plagues

Lead trapped in Arctic ice reveals economic impact of wars, plagues

Science
July 10 (UPI) -- Today, economists use a wide variety of sophisticated tools to measure economic output. But how does one measure economic activity that happened 1,000 years ago? One way is measure changes in lead pollution levels trapped in ancient ice. Using Arctic ice cores, an international team of researchers successfully retraced the economic ups and down of the last 1,500 years. The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed the the economic impacts of wars and plagues. "We all were surprised at how similarly lead pollution varied across this half of the Arctic and how closely those variations coincided with known historical events," Joe McConnell, director of DRI's Ultra-Trace Ice Core Chemistry Laboratory at the Desert ...