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Hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong

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Tech that knows you: Face recognition computer programs arouse privacy concerns

Although unity in Congress across political lines often seems hard to achieve, many Democrats and Republicans agree on a need for regulations about combining facial recognition software and public video surveillance. A House committee recently h...

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Congress takes a look at the dangers of deepfakes


A Congressional committee is investigating the national security dangers of “deepfakes,” which are created by using artificial intelligence to manipulate all kinds of media. In video format, for example, face swapping technology can be combined with ...

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This week's word in the news: SALINE

DEFINITION:

Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post -- 06/17/2019

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