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'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook
Chicago's Vast Camera Network Helped Solve Smollett Case
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Chicago's Vast Camera Network Helped Solve Smollett Case

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

By Tammy Webber |
Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed ...

Smile: Some Airliners Have Cameras on Seat-Back Screens

Smile: Some Airliners Have Cameras on Seat-Back Screens

Feb 23
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet.

Electronic Voting Machines Clear Hurdles in Georgia House

Electronic Voting Machines Clear Hurdles in Georgia House

By Ben Nadler | Feb 23
Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then by the full committee.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Perhaps to Dazzle Away Flies

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Perhaps to Dazzle Away Flies

By Danica Kirka | Feb 23
Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.

Report: U.S. Company to Stop Sales of Genetic Tech in Xinjiang

Report: U.S. Company to Stop Sales of Genetic Tech in Xinjiang

Feb 23
The Wall Street Journal reports Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's Xinjiang region following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses.

China Bars Millions from Travel for 'Social Credit' Offenses

China Bars Millions from Travel for 'Social Credit' Offenses

By Joe McDonald | Feb 23
The ruling party says penalties and rewards under "social credit" will improve order in a fast-changing society. Three decades of economic reform have shaken up social structures. Markets are rife with counterfeit goods and fraud.