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Facial recognition in a public school district could start if this bill doesn’t pass in time

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With no laws to stand in the way, a public school district is set to scan children’s faces. 

The Lockport City School District in New York state is about to become the first public school in the nation with a facial recognition security system, as reported by Buzzfeed. The expensive new program is supposed to protect students from threats, like school shootings. But there’s a lack of transparency around how the system will affect the privacy of students, and tenuous evidence about…

Facial recognition in a public school district could start if this bill doesn’t pass in time

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With no laws to stand in the way, a public school district is set to scan children’s faces. 

The Lockport City School District in New York state is about to become the first public school in the nation with a facial recognition security system, as reported by Buzzfeed. The expensive new program is supposed to protect students from threats, like school shootings. But there’s a lack of transparency around how the system will affect the privacy of students, and tenuous evidence about…

Twitter to launch a ‘hide replies’ feature, plus other changes to its reporting process

In February, Twitter confirmed its plans to launch a feature that would allow users to hide replies that they felt didn’t contribute to a conversation. Today, alongside news of other changes to the reporting process and its documentation, Twitter announced the “Hide Replies” feature is set to launch in June.

Twitter says the feature will be an “experiment” — which means it could be changed or even scrapped, based on user feedback.

The feature is likely to spark some controversy,…

Twitter to launch a ‘hide replies’ feature, plus other changes to its reporting process

In February, Twitter confirmed its plans to launch a feature that would allow users to hide replies that they felt didn’t contribute to a conversation. Today, alongside news of other changes to the reporting process and its documentation, Twitter announced the “Hide Replies” feature is set to launch in June.

Twitter says the feature will be an “experiment” — which means it could be changed or even scrapped, based on user feedback.

The feature is likely to spark some controversy,…

Google helps digitally preserve historic places like Notre Dame

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The world watched in despair on Monday as fire engulfed one of the western world’s most treasured landmarks, Notre Dame

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but a disaster like this is not unprecedented. Thanks to climate change, armed conflict, development, and human action, threats to historical places are all too common

Surprisingly, one of the best ways to prepare for those threats is not just structural re-enforcements or other physical defensive measures, but technology.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s receiving more death threats

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After President Donald Trump posted a video to Twitter that appeared to show Rep. Ilhan Omar being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Omar is receiving an onslaught of death threats and is calling for an end to acts such as these that incite violence. Read more…

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Twitter allowed death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar to stay online so authorities could investigate them: report

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President Donald Trump tweeted a video on Friday featuring out-of-context remarks from Rep. Ilhan Omar that she made during a civil rights speech edited together with graphic footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

As a result of the President’s inflammatory tweet, the number of death threats directed at Rep. Omar skyrocketed over the course of the weekend. Cybersecurity expert Chad Loder says he was able to identify hundreds of direct threats against the congresswoman, according to the

Twitter allowed death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar to stay online so authorities could investigate them: report

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President Donald Trump tweeted a video on Friday featuring out-of-context remarks from Rep. Ilhan Omar that she made during a civil rights speech edited together with graphic footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

As a result of the President’s inflammatory tweet, the number of death threats directed at Rep. Omar skyrocketed over the course of the weekend. Cybersecurity expert Chad Loder says he was able to identify hundreds of direct threats against the congresswoman, according to the