Portland Oregon Considering Facial Recognition Technology Ban

Portland Oregon Considering Facial Recognition Technology Ban By Michael Maharrey Portland is the latest city to consider a ban on facial recognition technology. The movement to prohibit the use facial recognition at the state and local level could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network. The Portland City Council was briefed on a proposal to ban facial recognition during a work session on Tuesday. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is drafting the plan at the request of Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. The law would reportedly prohibit…

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Facebook’s Social Media Council Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Facebook’s Social Media Council Leaves Key Questions Unanswered By Corynne McSherry and Kit Walsh Facebook took big step forward this week in its march to create an “oversight board” to help vet its more controversial takedown decisions, publishing more details about how it will work. Both Facebook and its users will be able to refer cases to the Board to request its review. Is this big step a big deal for online speech? Maybe not, but it’s worth paying attention. A handful of tech companies govern a vast amount of…

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Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust”

Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust” By The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow There is a whole new gaggle of supposed non-profit, non-political organizations claiming to offer new standards of transparency and “trust” into online news. As Whitney Webb details, there are a lot of questions about how independent these groups are, as well as the new weaponization of algorithms that are designed to silence certain voices and elevate others. Find Out More: https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-tru… Subscribe to The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow for more: https://www.patreon.com/thezerohour Also Read from…

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