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A boy’s suicide in India after his mother scolded him for playing the popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has inflamed a debate across the country over whether the game should be banned.
San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.
UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.
At some point in the next decade, a large, tractor-like device will start crawling the deepest seafloor, gathering potato-sized nuggets packed with metals crucial to electric vehicles, renewable-energy storage and smartphones.
Facial recognition has friends in Europe. Live trials of real-time face-tracking have taken place over the past year in countries such as the UK and France, by and large without falling foul of the continent’s sweeping but haphazardly-enforced data protection laws.
Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.
Thousands of people protested in the Swiss capital Bern over the roll-out of a 5G wireless technology across the country.
Tech companies should be more transparent about how computer algorithms make decisions that affect people's lives, the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee said on Nov 12.
The use of facial recognition technology at a popular Indian cafe chain that triggered a backlash among customers, led to calls from human rights advocates on Nov 25 for the government to speed up the introduction of laws to protect privacy.
Police departments around the US are asking citizens to trust them to use facial recognition software as another handy tool in their crime-fighting toolbox. But some lawmakers – and even some technology giants – are hitting the brakes.