Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

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San Francisco (AFP) – Scandal-hit Facebook is shutting down its long-criticized facial recognition system and deleting scan data on a billion people, it said Tuesday, in a shock response to privacy concerns. The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever, with reams of internal documents leaked to reporters, lawmakers and US regulators fuelling fresh calls for government regulation. This policy change shuts down a feature that automatically identified people who appeared in Facebook users’ digital photos, and was key to the company building a global library of fac…

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Nets grit out win over Pistons behind third-quarter barrage

Published by New York Daily News The third-quarter Nets are back. Whether or not that’s a good thing remains to be seen. After two sloppy and disappointing opening quarters against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the Nets opened the floodgates en route to a 96-90 win in Detroit, their first matchup on a six-game road

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Prince Kpokpogri Released From Police Detention

Published by TDPel Media Following his claimed arrest on October 18, Prince Kpokpogri, ex-boyfriend of Nollywood star Tonto Dikeh, was reportedly released by Nigerian police. Doris Ogala, Tonto Dikeh’s bestfriend, who had previously hinted at his detention, verified his release with a cryptic Instagram post. “I heard they’ve released cockroaches now.” Oh well, what do

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High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to restart

Published by AFP Vienna (AFP) – Five months after they were suspended, international talks on Iran’s nuclear programme will restart on Monday in Vienna with analysts foreseeing major obstacles to any speedy resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal. The talks paused in June on a positive note, with diplomats saying they were “close” to an

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US court grants PAL access to $505-million loan facility

Published by Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – A US court allowed beleaguered national carrier Philippine Airlines to access a loan facility that would maintain its operations and finance its recovery plan. In a statement, PAL reported that the U.S. bankruptcy court granted the flag carrier access and use of its debtor-in-possession financing totaling $505 million,

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China keeps close vigil at ports to cut COVID-19 risks

Published by Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) – China is on high alert at its ports as strict policies on travel in and out of the country are enforced to reduce COVID-19 risks amid a fresh domestic outbreak, less than 100 days out from the open of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The National Immigration Administration (NIA) said

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