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Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, affecting over a billion people

"There are many concerns about the place of facial recognition technology in society, and regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use," the company says. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
                                                                                                                                                                               
Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, affecting over a billion people
Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, affecting over a billion people
"There are many concerns about the place of facial recognition technology in society, and regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use," the company says.
Science
As COP26 climate talks kick off, chaos and hope jostle for the limelight
As COP26 climate talks kick off, chaos and hope jostle for the limelight

Look below the surface of political grandstanding, and you'll find reason for hope.

Science
Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What we know about the island of trash
Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What we know about the island of trash

Two large vortexes in the Pacific Ocean have collected trash over several decades. Here's where it's coming from.

Services and Software
Amazon is paying its Flex drivers $61 million in tip settlement
Amazon is paying its Flex drivers $61 million in tip settlement

Payments are going out to more than 140,000 drivers whose tips were allegedly withheld. Amazon settled the case with the FTC this year.

Crypto
What to do if your Bitcoin, ether or other cryptocurrency gets stolen
What to do if your Bitcoin, ether or other cryptocurrency gets stolen

Getting back stolen crypto can be an uphill battle, but there are some things you can do.

Culture
'Squid Game' cryptocurrency scams $2 million after creators vanish
'Squid Game' cryptocurrency scams $2 million after creators vanish

The $squid cryptocurrency wasn't affiliated with the Netflix hit in any way. That should have been the first red flag.

Applications
Microsoft Office's new Loop app is designed to help you collaborate
Microsoft Office's new Loop app is designed to help you collaborate

Loop features are coming to Teams, Outlook and OneNote this month, with the full app following later.

Operating Systems
People are reporting that MacOS Monterey is bricking their laptops
People are reporting that MacOS Monterey is bricking their laptops

You might want to hold off on upgrading your MacBook's OS, especially if you have an older computer.

Services and Software
Zoom is testing ads on its free plan
Zoom is testing ads on its free plan

The company is rolling out a pilot advertising program.

Internet Culture
Yahoo pulls out of China due to 'challenging' environment
Yahoo pulls out of China due to 'challenging' environment

The company says it's committed to a free and open internet.

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Beats Fit Pro are  the sports AirPods you've always wanted
Beats Fit Pro are the sports AirPods you've always wanted

The $200 earbuds have active noise canceling and integrated wingtips that keep the buds securely in your ears when you're keeping fit.

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