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Amazon and facial recognition

In an article entitled “Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings”, the author cites the positive and negative consequences of using such technology. The article confirms that Amazon has come under fire for selling Rekognition to government agencies, including law enforcement, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for its possible $950 million contract with Border Patrol. Amazon’s clients may […]

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ICPD 25

This year is the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, where 179 governments adopted a landmark Programme of Action which set out to empower women and girls for their sake, and for the benefit of their families, communities and nations. The Summit was organized in Nairobi, Kenya, from […]

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Int’l Human Rights Day

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2019, Virtual Activism will be preparing an event at Southern New Hampshire University. The event will include posters designed by students from the graphic design department. We will also be showing Virtual Reality films that deal with human rights issues. Our focus this year […]

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Mass downloads of Deepfake’s Zao

A Chinese app download has exploded over the past 24 hours. The app — developed by Momo, has become an overnight sensation after it began circulating. Hashtags related to the app quickly became some of the hottest on microblogging sites. One Chinese tweep tweeted that he downloaded it and created himself as Leonardo diCaprio: The […]

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