Amazon's Facial Recognition Problem: Tech in 60 Seconds

Should Amazon stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement?

Probably. There's a big problem with its facial recognition technology where it has a harder time identifying people of color and women. It should surely solve that problem before it sells it to law enforcement or else it's going to get a lot of trouble.

Will Snap's move into games be a success?

Hard to say. So the problem with Snapchat is that they make really good products. They see the future, but they have a hard time building stuff that Facebook and Instagram can't copy. So, my guess? This is probably going to be a good product. Will they be able to make money off of it? We'll see.

Should I turn off Bluetooth when I'm not using it? Why?

Yes! Turn it off. Bluetooth is very susceptible to hackers. So there is a real risk. Toggle the little switch. Turn it off.

Is Instagram influence just as good as cash?

No. If you are a hotel or a restaurant and somebody shows up and they have two thousand Instagram followers and they say, "I'm an influencer give me a free meal! Say no."


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Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains the feud between Trump and Twitter and weighs in on Elon Musk's ambitious space plans:

What is happening between Trump and Twitter?

A lot. Twitter decided it had to fact check the president because the president said something that wasn't entirely true, and perhaps was false, about voting. Twitter cares a lot about lies about voting. So, they fact check Trump. Trump got really mad, said he's going to get rid of some of the laws that protect Twitter from liability when people say bad things on their platform. That started war number one.

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Trump promised a statement about China. Today's announcement was not about China. Most significant was about the World Health Organization, which is a distraction for Trump because it's weaker. They're reliant on the US, have no ability to hit back. But announcing they're pulling all funding and pulling out of the World Health Organization, the international governmental organization tasked with responding to pandemics, in the middle of a pandemic, is one of the stupidest foreign policy decisions that President Trump could make.

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The world's worst health crisis in a hundred years might not seem like the best time for the World Health Organization's biggest financial supporter to threaten to pull the plug on its operations, but that's where we are. On Friday afternoon, President Trump announced that the US is withdrawing entirely from the Organization.

The move comes ten days after the White House sent a withering four-page letter to the organization's Director General which accused the organization of ignoring early warnings about the virus' spread and bowing to Chinese efforts to downplay its severity. The letter closed with a threat to withdraw within 30 days unless the WHO shaped up to better serve "American interests." In the end, the Administration had patience only for 10 days after all.

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