Facial Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

Court Sides With Trump in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Grant Fight ; Earth Has Temporarily Gained Another Moon ; and More Picks

AI, facial recognition, data breach
The author writes, “A facial recognition company that contracts with powerful law enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers. In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder 'gained unauthorized access' to its list of customers, the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and the number of searches its customers have conducted.” Photo credit: geralt / Needpix.com
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Court Sides With Trump in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Grant Fight (DonkeyHotey)

From the Associated Press: “The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.”

Sanitation Workers in India Surveilled by ‘Human Efficiency Tracking System’ (Chris)

The author writes, “Municipal Corporations around India are forcing predominantly Dalit street sweepers to wear GPS-enabled efficiency trackers with no regard for ethics, privacy or data security.”

Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World’s Food Ecosystems (Chris)

From Wired: “‘It’s the best milk in the world,’ says Peter van Wingerden, founder of the Dutch property development company Beladon … In 2012, hearing that floods from Hurricane Sandy had crippled New York City’s food distribution system, he imagined that waterborne urban farms could boost food security. Why Rotterdam? A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level. Why 1,500-pound bovines? ‘If we could put big animals inside the city on a floating barge, we could do anything.’”

Earth Has Temporarily Gained Another Moon (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Our planet temporarily gained an additional, natural moon when a small asteroid was pulled into Earth’s orbit three years ago, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center (MPC) announced late Tuesday. The asteroid, lyrically named 2020 CD3, is estimated to be about 6 to 12 feet in diameter.”

The Colorful Inner Lives of Bones (Mili)

The author writes, “Dive inside the universe of collagen, calcium, cartilage, and more.”

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