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YouTube, Venmo: AI firm must stop scraping faces from sites

YouTube, Venmo: AI firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Technology
Payment service Venmo has joined YouTube and Twitter in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in themBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterFebruary 5, 2020, 9:05 PM2 min readNEW YORK -- Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. Venmo said Wednesday it is sending a cease-and-desist letter to New York-based Clearview AI. The small firm has drawn scrutiny following investigative reports in January by the New York Times and Buzzfeed detailing its work with law enforcement agencies and its practice of scraping social media and other internet platforms ...
WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones

Technology
Messaging service WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones from 1 February.Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to run the Facebook-owned app. WhatsApp said the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its users. Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are those affected by the update. The operating systems that WhatsApp is dropping support for are legacy operating systems, which are no longer updated or installed on new devices.Most users will simply be able to update their operating systems in order to continue using the messaging service. WhatsApp: Indians among those 'targeted' by spyware Facebook's Sir Nick Clegg criticised over What...
Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Sports
MIAMI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said his team must play hard for the entire 60 minutes of Super Bowl LIV if they hope to contain Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. "All good quarterbacks are tough to beat and plan for and Patrick is as good as anyone," Shanahan said at Super Bowl Opening Night Monday at Marlins Park in Miami. "When you have the arm strength he has and athletic ability he has, there is not one throw he can't make. "He can create stuff and play in the pocket and play in a rhythm like a true pocket passer and when stuff breaks down he can be a freak and creative." Mahomes showed his freakish features by leading the Chiefs out of a 24-0 hole to win their first game this postseason against the Houston Texans. He threw three more to...
Should all acting stars stop flying to work?

Should all acting stars stop flying to work?

Entertainment
Before stepping up to collect their Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Hollywood's great and good were warned by host Ricky Gervais to reassess their relationship with "the real world"."If you win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech," he said."You're in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."The UK actor, writer and comedian was joking, of course, but in doing so he touched on an important question: Are the rich and famous doing enough to help the planet that serves them so well?On Tuesday, one famous actor vowed to do more - potentially at the expense of her career.No-fly zoneAustralian Yae...
Hong Kong protesters set fire to university entrance to stop police getting in

Hong Kong protesters set fire to university entrance to stop police getting in

World
Protesters in Hong Kong have set fire to the entrance of Polytechnic University as police attempt to move in.About 200 anti-government demonstrators remain in or around the university on a day which saw them fire arrows and catapult petrol bombs at police who deployed tear gas and water cannon. Police gave them an ultimatum to leave but their move to force them out has been repelled, with the stand-off going into the early hours of the morning,Officers have threatened to use live bullets if "rioters" carry out more violence, as the territory suffered some of its worst unrest in six months of demonstrations.A police media liaison officer was treated in hospital after being hit in the leg with an arrow as the clashes spread across the central Kowloon district. ...