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Mugshots from U.S. Customers and Border Protection database leaked onto the dark web

Last June, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) subcontractor breach exposed over 184,000 photos of people collected as part of the Vehicle Face...

Apple and Facebook spin antitrust claims: ‘We’re misunderstood’

In late July, a Congressional subcommittee successfully compelled four major tech company CEOs to formally answer questions over allegedly monopolistic business practices — a...

Amazon is embracing surveillance-as-a-service

Today, Amazon rolled out more than a dozen new devices and services, including more dynamic ways to speak with Alexa and a cloud gaming...

Venture Arms of Leading International Oil & Gas Companies Make Repeat Investments in Data Gumbo; New Investor L37 Joins Series B

L37 Leads $4M Round with Equinor Ventures and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Blockchain Network Powers Smart Contracts to Ensure Transactional Certainty for Commercial Relationships HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September...

In facial recognition challenge, top-ranking algorithms show bias against Black women

Even the best facial recognition algorithms still struggle to recognize Black faces, particularly for women. That’s according to the results of a facial recognition...

Wilson Logistics will put Locomation’s autonomous driving tech in 1,000 trucks

Autonomous trucking company Locomation today announced that Wilson Logistics has agreed to equip 1,120 of its trucks with Locomation’s platooning technology, with the first...

Nuvia raises $240 million to design Arm-based CPUs for datacenters

Chip startup Nuvia has raised $240 million to design Arm-based processors for datacenters in a bid to balance energy efficiency and high performance. The funding...

Bidgely Secures US$8 Million Financing from CIBC Innovation Banking to Accelerate Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 24, 2020– CIBC Innovation Banking is pleased to announce a US$8 million growth capital financing for cloud-based energy analytics software provider,...

Fintech Machine Learning Leader Attunely Secures $9M in Funding

New capital will support expansion of team; Attunely technology helps financial and creditl institutions better manage revenue recovery and the consumer experience SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 24,...

DisperSol Technologies Names David Snyder as Chief Financial Officer

Snyder to Drive Financing for Spin-Out of Clinical-Stage Drug Programs GEORGETOWN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 24, 2020– DisperSol Technologies LLC announced today that its Board of Directors has...

Roblox will stage a virtual concert with Ava Max on its path to the metaverse

Step this way to the metaverse. Roblox has a virtual concert coming with pop star Ava Max, who will sing songs from her new...

GoodTrust manages your digital accounts after you die

Rikard Steiber discovered how difficult it can be to manage someone’s estate after friends died during the pandemic. He empathized with family members’ struggle...
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Allen Institute researchers find pervasive toxicity in popular language models

Researchers at the Allen Institute for AI have created a data set — RealToxicityPrompts — that attempts to elicit racist, sexist, or otherwise toxic...

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is still coming — but not this year

Electronic Arts still hasn’t revealed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, and that’s for a reason. The publisher originally planned to launch the...