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Hikvision says it began phasing out an automatic minority recognition feature in 2018, but declined to clarify status of their Uyghur recognition analytics (Charles Rollet/IPVM)

Charles Rollet / IPVM: Hikvision says it began phasing out an automatic minority recognition feature in 2018, but declined to clarify status of their Uyghur recognition analytics  —  For the first time, Hikvision has directly addressed its minority recognition software, acknowledging that it offered this, but now claims to have removed it.

Report: Trump campaign alleges suppression of political speech after ATTITELTITELTITELTITELT, Verizon, and T-Mobile blocked its texts over fears they violated anti-spam rules (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Adi Robertson / The Verge: Report: Trump campaign alleges suppression of political speech after AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile blocked its texts over fears they violated anti-spam rules  —  Campaign texts are annoying but legally murky territory  —  President Donald Trump´s reelection campaign is reportedly fighting …

Facebook to pay $650M to settle a facial recognition suit in Illinois, after judge says the original settlement of $550M did not adequately punish the company (Jeff John Roberts/Fortune)

Jeff John Roberts / Fortune: Facebook to pay $650M to settle a facial recognition suit in Illinois, after judge says the original settlement of $550M did not adequately punish the company  —  Facebook has agreed to pay a total of $650 million in a landmark class action lawsuit over the company´s unauthorized use of facial recognition, a new court filing shows.

Hackers attacked GEDmatch servers and caused over 1M of its profiles to be opted-in for searching by law enforcement, which were previously opted-out (Peter Aldhous/BuzzFeed News)

Peter Aldhous / BuzzFeed News: Hackers attacked GEDmatch servers and caused over 1M of its profiles to be opted-in for searching by law enforcement, which were previously opted-out  —  First GEDmatch, the DNA database that helped identify the Golden State Killer, was hacked.  Then email addresses from its users were used …

Personal info of 200K+ Instacart users is being sold on the dark web, including names and last 4 digits of credit card numbers; Instacart denies a data breach (Jane Lytvynenko/BuzzFeed News)

Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News: Personal info of 200K+ Instacart users is being sold on the dark web, including names and last 4 digits of credit card numbers; Instacart denies a data breach  —  The personal information of what could be hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers is being sold on the dark web.

Misfits Market, an ecommerce site that sells "ugly" or misshapen produce, raises $85M Series B led by Valor Equity Partners, bringing total raised to $101.5M (Jordan Crook/TechCrunch)

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Misfits Market, an ecommerce site that sells “ugly” or misshapen produce, raises $85M Series B led by Valor Equity Partners, bringing total raised to $101.5M  —  Misfits Market, the ecommerce platform that sells ‘ugly’ produce (among other things), has today announced the close of an $85 million Series B financing round.

In resuming activity, MLB relies on several tech giants for help: iPads to examine play, Google Cloud to track stats, Sony audio to power artificial crowd noise (Jabari Young/CNBC)

Jabari Young / CNBC: In resuming activity, MLB relies on several tech giants for help: iPads to examine play, Google Cloud to track stats, Sony audio to power artificial crowd noise  —  - Major League Baseball will look to Big Tech companies like Apple and Google to help with its shortened season that is scheduled to begin Thursday.
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