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When Mark Zuckerberg Said Privacy, He Didn’t Mean Privacy From Facebook (WSJ, Mar 11, 2019)
The CEO’s privacy manifesto is a road map for getting the company’s services more embedded in our daily lives so it can gather data in new and creative ways

Google: Phishing Attacks That Can Beat Two-Factor Are on the Rise (PC Mag, Mar 07, 2019)
Hackers have been refining their email phishing schemes to also nab the one-time passcode from two-factor authentication security setups, Google warns at RSA.

6 AI Developments To Follow In 2019 (Medium, Mar 07, 2019)
Real-time facial recognition will become far more common, particularly in public spaces and retail. The technology to combine web tracking with physical biometrics is enabling companies to rapidly understand who you are and then serve up relevant content (often advertising).

Hacking Our Identity: The Emerging Threats From Biometric Technology (Forbes, Mar 09, 2019)
As seen across nations, biometrics technology driven human identity authentication applications are taking off. Since human identity is central to the functioning of the human ecosystem, any emerging threat to its biometric indicators is a threat to human identity authentication--bringing complex security risks for the future of humanity.

Voatz, The Blockchain-Based Voting App, Gets Another Vote Of Confidence As Denver Agrees To Try It (Tech Crunch, Mar 07, 2019)
The city of Denver revealed last week that it has agreed to implement a mobile voting pilot in its May municipal election using the four-year-old, Boston-based startup’s technology. It will be offered exclusively to active-duty military, their eligible dependants and overseas voters using their smartphones.

Supporters Say Biometric Kits Would Ensure Accuracy In Kenyan Elections (Daily Nation, Mar 09, 2019)
In 2009, results from eight districts in northern Kenya were nullified over anomalies. According to the figures, the population of Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties was irregularly increased by 708,777. The country was seeking to join the list of very few African countries that have used a biometric system for the census.

Japanese Government Wants Facial Recognition Technology Used At Casinos, Racetracks (Casino.org, Mar 07, 2019)
The Japanese government plans to ask existing gambling venues to utilized facial recognition technology to help keep problem gamblers from placing bets, a plan that will also be implemented at casinos at the integrated resorts set to be built in the country.

The Insidious Side Effect Of Using Facial Recognition Technology On Pigs (Slate, Mar 08, 2019)
Facial recognition technology, traditionally both marketed and feared as a way to exponentially enhance surveillance capabilities, may one day become integral for producing pork.

India Fights Diabetic Blindness With Help From A.I. (NYTimes, Mar 10, 2019)
The project is part of a widespread effort to build and deploy systems that can automatically detect signs of illness and disease in medical scans. Hospitals in the United States, Britain and Singapore have also run clinical trials with systems that detect signs of diabetic blindness.

Member News & Views

Gemalto : The 10-Year Challenge | How Tech Has Changed Since 2009 (Gemalto, Mar 08, 2019)
The 10 year challenge briefly took over the internet as millions of people worldwide posted side-by-side photos of how they looked in 2009. Though some have speculated it could have all been created to train AI to understand human aging, it did spark a few thoughts at Gemalto.

NEC : And Macromill Launch Consumer Insight Marketing Business Using AI (NEC, Mar 08, 2019)
NEC Corporation and Macromill, Inc. announced that they have jointly developed consumer insight marketing services using AI and biometric information and will launch services from April 2019.


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