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An image allegedly showing Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal throwing burning debris into a police sedan during protest in Philadelphia on May 30th. US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

How FBI used Instagram, Etsy review, LinkedIn to identify protestor accused of arson

It took an Etsy review, a LinkedIn profile, a handful of Instagram videos, and a few Google searches for FBI agents to identify a masked woman accused of setting two police cars on fire during recent protests in Philadelphia. The protests took place on May 30 in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Man reunites with parents 32 years after abduction

A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.
Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on police use of facial recognition, as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on police use of facial recognition, as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google dissolves AI ethics council after just 10 days

The council had run into controversy over two of its members, according to online news portal Vox, which first reported the dissolution of the council.
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Study: Battery life in latest phones worse than in older models

Smartphones get more and more sophisticated every year, from flashy edge-to-edge screens and facial recognition to professional-grade cameras.

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APC urges PDP, others to emulate President Buhari on free, fair elections

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that the party could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer that under the current administration, the days of stolen and procured electoral mandates are fast fading.

Charity: Wear face mask during sex, avoid kissing

People having sex with anyone outside their household should wear a face mask and avoid kissing during intercourse to prevent getting coronavirus, a charity has warned.
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APC slams Delta’s N400 million Ecumenical project amidst slash in wages

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday condemned the N400million ecumenical project proposed in the state’s 2020 revised budget noting that the project amidst claims of the state facing a cash crunch leading to the slashing of workers’ salaries in the state was not only unlawful but morally wrong and unjustifiable.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard promises to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on first season in...

Frank Lampard says he is ‘really proud’ of his Chelsea players this season and has promised to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Masari spoke in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he held with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: We could’ve used army, police to overrun opposition during elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, said if not for the respect All Progressives Congress, APC, has for the country, it could have used the army, the police and other security agencies to overrun the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections.