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Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing

Democratic lawmakers asked Ben Carson, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to look into the use of facial recognition in public housing in a letter sent Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concern about the technology’s accuracy and its potential to lead to over-policing and discrimination against women, non-cisgender people, […]
Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing
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A US Senator asked the FTC to ‘take all necessary steps’ to ensure YouTube is held accountable for violating children privacy laws

US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has released a public letter calling for stricter regulations on YouTube to ensure child safety. YouTube is reportedly under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for its handling of children’s videos and could face fines for breaking children’s privacy laws. YouTube has been rocked […]
A US Senator asked the FTC to ‘take all necessary steps’ to ensure YouTube is held accountable for violating children privacy laws
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s staff says a document that supported paying Americans ‘unwilling to work’ was accidentally released

On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies unveiled their roadmap for the Green New Deal, an ambitious policy proposal to fight climate change, spur economic growth, and improve social welfare. Alongside the five-page nonbinding resolution, Ocasio-Cortez’s office published a six-page document of Green New Deal talking points that differed […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s staff says a document that supported paying Americans ‘unwilling to work’ was accidentally released