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PimEyes: facial recognition for consumers

July 13, 2020

Every once in a while I wonder what we’re missing amidst this pandemic as all eyes are focused on the wild news cycle driven by the coronavirus, politics, protests, celebrities, or some lady we’ll momentarily refer to as Karen. The ongoing proliferation and accessibility of facial recognition technology is one of them.

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Will TikTok be banned?

July 8, 2020

When it comes to social media, TikTok is different. Not necessarily in a good way, but that difference is notable and arguably an element of the platform’s success.

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Where will the Facebook boycott lead?

July 7, 2020

Facebook’s top two officials will be meeting today with civil rights groups who have successfully organized the largest boycott of the platform’s advertising system to date. The boycott has been using the #StopHateforProfit hastag, and has been led by organizations like the ADL, NAACP, Color for Change, and Common Sense Media among others.

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I hope you weren’t using Encrochat

July 3, 2020

I’m kind of in holiday mode, but wanted to share and comment on this news story that dropped today.

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Establishing a score for who lives and who dies

July 2, 2020

The pandemic is now fully into the second wave and the tragedy of it all can be overwhelming. There’s a frustration that comes from both knowing that we’d arrive here, while also knowing we could have and should have avoided it.

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Future Fibre: FairlawnGig

June 29, 2020

Fairlawn Ohio is a town with a population below 8,000 on the outskirts of Akron, just south of Cleveland, where residents have access to one of the fastest Internet connections in North America. FairlawnGig is a municipal broadband utility that offers a stellar example of what communities can accomplish when taking control of their Internet.

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Contributors

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.