The Future of Facial Profiling

Trump Admin’s Most Conflicted Member? ; Nuclear Weapons Coming to an End? ...and More Picks

Facial Matching
Can facial recognition AI identify people by sexual preference, political affiliation, IQ, and other factors, or are these capabilities part of a eugenics fantasy to capture the hearts and wallets of well-heeled backers? How should society be organized in a post-privacy era if technology can tell what people think by reading their faces? Photo credit: NEC Corporation of America / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Who’s the Most Conflicted of Trump’s Administration? (Reader Steve)

Meet Andrew Smith, the new director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission and, according to this article, the person with the most conflicts of interest within the Trump administration.

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Many Uber and Lyft users are finding that by carpooling they’re getting more than just a ride.

US Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced. The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.”

How Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons Changed the World (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “Just like the critics warned, this treaty has not magically eliminated nuclear weapons. But we always knew it would be difficult to eliminate nuclear weapons, and, after just one year, the treaty is showing results.”

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