Amazon announces one-year pause on facial recognition for police

Amazon announces one-year pause on facial recognition for police

Rekognition being used by the Washington County sheriff’s department in Oregon. ACLU Amazon’s facial recognition won’t be matching with police for the next year, the company announced on Wednesday. The tech giant announced a one year moratorium on its Rekognition tool for law enforcement, after weeks of protest against police brutality.  The company will allow […]
Facebook turned to hacking to help FBI catch a child predator

Facebook turned to hacking to help FBI catch a child predator

Angela Lang/CNET In order to unmask a California man who repeatedly harassed and exploited girls on Facebook, the social network decided to help the FBI hack him, according to a report Wednesday from Motherboard.  Facebook had reportedly been tracking Buster Hernandez...
Twitter test asks if you want to read an article before retweeting it

Twitter test asks if you want to read an article before retweeting it

Twitter is testing a new prompt asking users to open an article before retweeting it.  Angela Lang/CNET Twitter will be testing a new prompt for retweets, the company announced Wednesday. The prompt will appear when you attempt to retweet a link to article that you...