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Concerns About Privacy, Accuracy And Fairness Raises As Government Agencies Are Tapping A Facial Recognition Company To Prove You’re You

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is planning to require citizens to create accounts with a private facial recognition company in order to file taxes online.…

Essential Reads About Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Gaming And Tech – Microsoft Purchase Of Activision Blizzard Won’t Clean Up Gamer Culture Overnight

Microsoft announced on Jan. 18, 2022, its intention to purchase video game giant Activision Blizzard. The company, publisher of top-selling video games Call of Duty,…

Diversity Of Test Subjects Is A Technology Blind Spot, What To Do About It – Building Machines That Work For Everyone

People interact with machines in countless ways every day. In some cases, they actively control a device, like driving a car or using an app…

What Researchers Know And What They Don’t Know About The New Coronavirus Variant – Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta? A Virus Evolution Expert Explains

Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Penn State A new variant named omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on Nov. 24, 2021, and designated a…

Facebook Blocking Access To Data About How Much Of A Misinformation Problem There Is And Who Is Affected

Ethan Zuckerman, University of Massachusetts Amherst Leaked internal documents suggest Facebook – which recently renamed itself Meta – is doing far worse than it claims…