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  • Stanford University Jul 30, 2018

    Facial Recognition, Potent New Policing Tool, Raises Alarms

    “Real-time” facial recognition has tremendous potential for crime prevention but it’s also raising alarms for over the risk that it makes mistakes, NBC News reported. The FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country have been using facial recognition databases for years, but the technology is advancing to the point where police can pick suspects out of a crowd on...

  • Stanford University Jul 23, 2018

    Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

    The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be the start of a trend as more schools fearful of shootings consider adopting the technology, which...

  • The Associated Press Jul 12, 2018

    ‘The Rock’ Joining Group That Champions Rights for Disabled

    Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he’s jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller “Skyscraper,” said Thursday he’s joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more inclusion and opportunities for the disabled....

  • The Associated Press Oct 16, 2017

    After Bombing, Somalia Fears Renewed Al-Shabab Onslaught

    As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can’t afford to overlook the African continent. Saturday’s truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African...

  • Los Angeles Jun 15, 2017

    Terror-Ramming Attacks Increase Demand for Protective Barriers

    You may not have heard the term “bollards,” but you’ve seen them:
    barrier posts designed to keep vehicles away from pedestrian areas.
    Demand for installation of bollards has increased since a series of terror attacks has used autos as weapons.

  • Facebook Jun 5, 2017

    Here’s Why Facebook and Google Can’t Protect You From Terrorists

    Tech companies have been criticized for their efforts disrupting the online terror planning since the most recent attack in London, but one cybersecurity analyst told CNBC there is little they can do. Security consultant Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting, said asking tech companies to provide security services with special access to online communication can’t be done without sacrificing the...

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