Day: July 10, 2020

Everything you need to know about facial recognition in Australia

Facial recognition technology is increasingly being trialled and deployed around Australia. Queensland and Western Australia are reportedly already using real-time facial recognition through CCTV cameras. 7-Eleven Australia is also deploying facial recognition technology in its 700 stores nationwide for what it says is customer feedback.

And Australian police are reportedly using a facial recognition system that allows them to identify members of the public from online photographs.

Facial recognition technology has a somewhat nefarious reputation in some police states and non-democratic countries. It has been used by the police in China to identify anti-Beijing protesters in Hong Kong and monitor members of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang.

With the spread of this technology in Australia and other democratic countries, there are important questions about the legal implications of scanning, storing and sharing facial images.

Use of technology by public entities

The use of facial recognition technology by immigration authorities (for

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Parsippany Teenager’s Passion For Helping Others Aids Community

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Riya Dadheech was only 12 the first time she heard heartbreaking stories about people suffering from various illnesses and who didn’t have the means to properly seek the treatment they desperately needed. The more stories she heard, the more such stories resonated with a girl who considers herself fortunate to have everything she needs.

Determined to make a difference, Riya — who is now 14 and will begin high school this fall at Morris County School of Technology in Denville — launched her own organization, Purple Paint, to reach people in need. It began as a girls education initiative in 2018 to help raise money to build toilets for impoverished schools that don’t have proper bathroom facilities; it now includes efforts to help local families who struggle with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Riya and a small band of middle and high school volunteers from the

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California-based Fortinet, Fastly, Teladoc Health, DocuSign and Zoom Video Communications

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 10, 2020 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: California-based Fortinet Inc. FTNT, Fastly, Inc. FSLY, Teladoc Health, Inc. TDOC, DocuSign Inc. DOCU and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Tap the Rising Remote Work Trend with These 5 Stocks

Several companies bore the brunt of the coronavirus-led economic shutdown while only a few flourished. And comprehensively, the biggest gainers have been the so-called work-from-home or WFH stocks. Notably, many companies involved in video conferencing and cloud storage have seen their shares outpace the broader market so far this year, in some cases doubling or even tripling. 

And many experts now opine that the work-from-home trend

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Here’s how to manage your remote worker’s device security

One of the biggest consequences of COVID-19 for enterprises beyond 2020 will be the acceleration of the trend to working the majority of the working week from home.

Already organizations were encouraged to look into it on the promise that each employee working from home would, on average, work an additional 1.4 days per month, and that there would be greater productivity due to a perceived improvement in work/life balance.

This working from home percentage was increased in an accelerated fashion due to the COVID-19 situation. With lockdown effectively mandating that most people in professional careers work from home, as we return to ‘normal’ it is likely that the dominant trend going forward will be that employees will want to continue working from home into the future. Indeed, research suggests that as much as 41 percent of employees will continue to work from home to at least some extent following

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Paay’s Yitz Mendlowitz on Creating a Safe, Fraud-Proof Checkout for E-Commerce

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The rate of change has never been greater — or faster — for the footwear industry, with new challenges popping up every day in nearly all corners of the business, from navigating cash crunches and supply chain issues to understanding the latest technological advances. In its “Ask An Expert” series, FN asks industry leaders — all solutions-based providers — to take on some of the most timely topics.

Retailers across the footwear industry have been embracing e-commerce, but the focus is commonly on convincing the customer to make the purchase — the checkout itself is an afterthought. But a seamless checkout function can not only improve the consumer experience but also protect merchants from e-commerce fraud, which is a growing threat.

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Yitz Mendlowitz, CEO and co-founder of SaaS anti-fraud solution Paay, spoke to FN about the most vulnerable parts

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‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’ Is Still One of the Best Movies About the Internet

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Miranda July’s “Me and You and Everyone We Know” premiered at Sundance in late January 2005, a few short weeks before YouTube went live on Valentine’s Day the following month. MySpace was in its infancy, Twitter hadn’t even been conceived, and Facebook was still new enough that most people just used it to “poke” strangers they didn’t have the courage to wave at in class.

While Paul Haggis’ “Crash” typified the kind of movies people were making about modern dislocation (read: self-absolving security blankets that wanted you to think a little irony would be enough to erase society’s oldest stains), Miranda July’s first feature poked its head into arthouse theaters with the prognosis to a problem that most of us hadn’t been able to put a finger on yet. July’s debut feature wasn’t the first movie about the internet (a sub-genre that had

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The Musette: A cycling shoe special

The Musette is Cyclingnews’ weekly curation of the world’s best cycling gear. Here, we’ll take a look at pro-level equipment, bikes and components, alongside some of the most desirable clothing and newest accessories in the world of cycling. This week, more by coincidence than anything else, the Musette has become a cycling shoe special. Both Josh and Graham have received an assortment of new shoes as they look to perfect our buying guides to the best cycling shoes and best gravel bike shoes. 

It’s been business as usual for tech at Cyclingnews. A busy week was kicked off by Aaron, who has really upped his pain cave game with the Saris MP1 Nfinity Platform. He later shared his opinions on Vision’s SC wheels, having ridden and tested the entire range over the last few months.

Colin then stepped up with his detailed review of the heat-mouldable Bont Vaypor

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Facebook has failed to control hate speech. Will advertiser demands change anything?

Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was not all that optimistic in advance of the online meeting that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg had set up with him and the heads of other civil rights groups last Tuesday.

Many of them had been talking to Facebook about its tolerance of hate groups and racist and anti-Semitic postings on the giant social media company’s website.

They had submitted 10 recommendations they said could result immediately in “real progress.” Facebook had stated that it takes “a zero tolerance approach” to hateful posts on its services by removing them.

We’re talking about literally the most sophisticated advertising platform in the history of capitalism. The idea that they can’t find the Nazis on their platform is just laughable.

Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League

Yet the very morning of the meeting, ADL’s researchers turned up a posting

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China State Funds Start Selling in Warning Sign for Stock Rally

(Bloomberg) — China acted to cool the speculative frenzy in its $9.5 trillion stock market, ending a euphoric eight-day surge that had fueled worries of a new bubble in the making.

Signs of Beijing’s unease over the rally’s speed emerged late Thursday, when a pair of government-owned funds announced plans to trim holdings of stocks that soared this week. On Friday the state-run China Economic Times warned about the dangers of a “crazy” bull market, while Caixin reported that regulators had asked mutual fund companies to cap the size of new products.

Traders said the moves amounted to a warning from Chinese officialdom that the country’s world-beating equity boom has gone too far, too fast. While cheerleading from state-run media helped ignite gains at the end of last month, authorities appear keen to engineer a steady bull market rather than a repeat of the bubble that ended in a $5

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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

The students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil say they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall. Some say they are thinking about returning home or moving to nearby Canada.

“I’m generating research, I’m doing work in a great economy,” said Batuhan Mekiker, a Ph.D. student from Turkey studying computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman. He’s in the third year of a five-year program.

”If I go to Turkey, I would not have that,” he said. “I would like to

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