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How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer’s patients identify people…

South China Morning Post : How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer's patients identify people in photos   —  For many teenagers, their lives typically might revolve around schoolwork and spending time with friends.  Not so for Emma Yang.

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A look inside Blind’s anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google’s diversity…

Jennings Brown / Gizmodo : A look inside Blind's anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google's diversity efforts   —  In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years …

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Rekognition’s only known law enforcement client does not use “confidence threshold”, undermining Amazon’s defense against research showing the…

Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo : Rekognition's only known law enforcement client does not use “confidence threshold”, undermining Amazon's defense against research showing the software's bias   —  Faced with two independent studies that found its facial recognition software returns inaccurate or biased results …

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Uber and Lyft say customers in NYC will have to pay more for their rides as a first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law goes into effect (Sara Ashley…

Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN : Uber and Lyft say customers in NYC will have to pay more for their rides as a first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law goes into effect   —  New York (CNN Business)Uber and Lyft customers will have to pay more for their rides as a result of the first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law in New York City.

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Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a…

Sean Captain / Fast Company : Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a delivery run   —  In the algorithm-driven gig economy, it's sometimes hard for workers to know how much they're actually getting paid.

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DNA testing firm FamilyTreeDNA is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its 1M+ DNA profiles, raising user concerns about data privacy…

Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed News : DNA testing firm FamilyTreeDNA is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its 1M+ DNA profiles, raising user concerns about data privacy   —  Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home-testing kits enable people to trace their ancestry and locate relatives …

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Court filing: widow of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX founder says it can’t access most of $137M worth of coins in cold wallets to which only founder had…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : Court filing: widow of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX founder says it can't access most of $137M worth of coins in cold wallets to which only founder had the keys   —  Troubled Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its customers $190 million and cannot access most of the funds, according to a court filing obtained by CoinDesk.

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Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook’s closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the…

Daniel Funke / Poynter : Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook's closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the whole web   —  Snopes is no longer debunking misinformation in partnership with Facebook.  In a statement published Friday …

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Research firm says China had 713 VC deals in Q4, down 25% YoY, worth $18.3B total, down 12% YoY, amid cooling valuations and tighter hiring for tech…

South China Morning Post : Research firm says China had 713 VC deals in Q4, down 25% YoY, worth $18.3B total, down 12% YoY, amid cooling valuations and tighter hiring for tech startups   —  - The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter

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Wag founders Jonathan and Joshua Viner, who left the dog-walking startup last year, announce $37M funding for their new electric bike-sharing startup…

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch : Wag founders Jonathan and Joshua Viner, who left the dog-walking startup last year, announce $37M funding for their new electric bike-sharing startup Wheels   —  Wag founders Jonathan and Joshua Viner are leaving dogs behind for bikes.  Wheels, the Viner brothers' new electric bike-share startup …

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Amazon Go, now one year old, is sparking cashierless imitators from startups like Mighty AI, and also established companies like Walmart, Kroger, and…

Bloomberg : Amazon Go, now one year old, is sparking cashierless imitators from startups like Mighty AI, and also established companies like Walmart, Kroger, and Microsoft   —  Mighty AI spent much of its first five years building software that helps self-driving cars recognize real-world objects.

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Sources: Apple laid off 200+ employees this week from a Project Titan; Apple acknowledges it has restructured its autonomous systems tech team (CNBC)

CNBC : Sources: Apple laid off 200+ employees this week from a Project Titan; Apple acknowledges it has restructured its autonomous systems tech team   —  - Apple dismissed just over 200 employees from Project Titan this week, its stealthy autonomous vehicle initiative, people familiar with the group told CNBC.

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Inside Google’s 27-person in-house counterespionage team, the Threat Analysis Group, which tracks 200+ hacker groups, many of which are linked to US…

Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal : Inside Google's 27-person in-house counterespionage team, the Threat Analysis Group, which tracks 200+ hacker groups, many of which are linked to US adversaries   —  Google likely has 'the most useful data set available to any private company for tracking state adversaries and intelligence services,' an expert says

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