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Eight people who were tested by Vienna University were all found to have microplastics in their poop — cause enough for this commentator in the Guardian to call for drastic action to curb plastic waste. Photo credit: Adam Cohn / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Tiny Trial Shows Plastic in People’s Poop

Kemp Concerned by Voting; ICE Contemplates Facial Recognition ...and More Picks

Kemp Concerned by Voting; ICE Contemplates Facial Recognition ...and More Picks 10/24

Kemp Rattled by Georgians Exercising Their ‘Right to Vote’ (Reader Steve)

Rolling Stone has published exclusive audio which catches the current Secretary of State — who has been in charge of the peach state’s elections since 2010 — saying his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote.”  Surely voters voting is a good thing, no?

Watch Tucker Carlson ‘Fascify’ Perfectly Good Talking Points (Chris)

“Tucker Carlson was on a roll while talking about Saudi Arabia…and then ruined it all,” says the Majority Report’s Michael Brooks.

Save the Planet — Bring Back the Animals (Kirsty)

From Science: “…findings give advocates of so-called trophic rewilding — reintroducing lost species to re-establish healthy food webs — a new rationale for bringing back the big grazers.”

ICE to Use Amazon’s Facial Imaging Software? (Reader Steve)

Amazon representatives appear to have pitched the company’s facial recognition software to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Such tools have been in the spotlight amid criticism of Trump administration policies, and broader concerns about privacy and the potential for government overreach.

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