Microsoft Calls for Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

Microsoft Calls for Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

OVER THE PAST year, Silicon Valley has been grappling with the way it handles our data, our elections, and our speech. Now it’s got a new concern: our faces. In just the past few weeks, critics assailed Amazon for selling facial recognition technology to local police departments, and Facebook for how it gained consent from Europeans to identify people in their photos.

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Is Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Good or Bad?

When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities. “Face recognition technology allows us to help protect you from a stranger using your photo to impersonate you,” Facebook told its users in Europe. It was a risky…

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Akon to Laucnh ‘Akoin’ to Power a Upcoming Cryptocurrency City

Aliaume “Akon” Thiam is taking his personal project of building Africa’s infrastructure with the creation of a futuristic city in Senegal whose economy he says will be powered by AKoin, his soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency. According to the New York Post, the U.S.-born artist and producer, who is of Senegalese descent, revealed the details of “Akon Crypto City” while speaking on a…

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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at Florida Motorcycle Dealership

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. Investigators don’t have a motive, and no arrests have been made. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital,…

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Kevin L. Walker Founds ‘Piiggy Bank Blockchain Labs’ for a Series of Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Projects

Kevin L. Walker (Vigilante Diaries / The Young and The Restless / Pope / Retail) remains a long standing advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, Walker is known to be a seasoned businessman/actor/entrepreneur and has founded other successful businesses such as, The Creation Station Studios ®, Retailopolis ®, and Creative Geniusess ®.

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