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Microsoft Raises Alarms About Face Recognition

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Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression.


7 Nigerians Charged in Alleged Dating Site Scheme

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The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Friday that the Nigerians created fake online dating profiles with photos of models or public figures. Prosecutors said they targeted people with financial assets, spending weeks or months courting them.



Purdue to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center

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The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the Innovation Hub for Connected and Autonomous Transportation Technologies will be part of the university's Discovery Park. The 40-acre (16.2-hectare) complex is used by the school's STEM undergraduate students, graduate-level researchers and faculty.


Israeli Interceptor Missile Shoots Down Drone at Syrian Frontier: Witness

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The incident occurred two days after an Israeli Patriot missile downed what the Israeli military said was a pilotless and apparently unarmed Syrian reconnaissance aircraft near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.


Video Shows Woman Snatching, Bagging Birds at US Park

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Videos of a woman snatching birds at a U.S. park and putting them alive in plastic bags have triggered an investigation by the National Park Service.


Israel's Elbit Speeds up Race to Fly Military Drones in Civil Airspace

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Changing security concerns following the dismantling of Islamic State and rising geopolitical tensions have caused European countries to shift defense efforts from far-away conflicts to homeland security, resulting in demand for drones that can be safely integrated into civilian airspace to, for example, monitor border crossings, Elbit officials said.


Loon and Wing Graduate From Alphabet's 'Moonshot Factory'

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By graduating, they are considered full-fledged businesses and will be part of Alphabet's "other bets," aside from the company's main cash cow, Google. They join companies like smart-thermostat maker Nest, health-data firm Verily and self-driving car company Waymo.


How Could Iran Disrupt Gulf Oil Flows?

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The U.S. navy has said that from January 2016 to August 2017 there was an average of 2.5 "unsafe" or "unprofessional" interactions per month between U.S. Navy and Iranian maritime forces, including an Iranian drone flying near a U.S. Navy warplane and Iranian military boat sailing close to a US Navy vessel. Tehran has accused U.S. forces of provocation.


Check-In With a Smile: Marriott, Alibaba Trial Facial Recognition at China Hotels

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China is spearheading the use of facial recognition for everything from helping control major live events to ordering fast-food, but also bolstering a growing domestic surveillance system that has raised fears among human rights activists of privacy being invaded.