Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology Can Now Detect Fear in People

(CD) — Privacy advocates are responding with alarm to Amazon’s claim this week that the controversial cloud-based facial recognition system the company markets to law enforcement agencies can now detect “fear” in the people it targets. “Amazon is going to get someone killed by recklessly marketing this dangerous and invasive surveillance technology to governments,” warned Evan Greer, deputy director…

The Common Thread of Life

If you could use one word to describe the one single aspect that most stories have, what would it be? If you had to break it down to the one single core element common amongst most stories, what would you say it was? Love? Sadness? Triumph? No. In my opinion, the single common element that…

The Soundtrack of our Life

  Music, the undercurrent of our lives, hidden within the shadows, coming into light at the push of the play button. Always there. For each event in our lives, there it is, a soundtrack playing in our mind. At joyous moments the trumpets sound, elevating our mood to a heightened level. At those moments where the…