Face checks, outage outrage and digital IDs + this day in history w/the Soweto uprising and our song of the day by Jarv Is… on your Morning Monarchy for June 16, 2020.
IBM, @amazon Agree to Step Back From Face Recognition. Where Is @Microsoft?
New Mexico law enforcement suspended from using Amazon’s facial recognition technology (Audio)
Microsoft says it won’t sell facial recognition technology to US police departments
‘Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: A shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police
A government and defense contractor-funded think tank is behind Twitter’s recent purging of nearly 180,000 accounts.
Twitter Reinstates Zerohedge After Admitting It Made An “Error”
Cox slows an entire neighborhood’s internet after one person’s ‘excessive use’
WIDESPREAD OUTAGE: Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T All Down In Parts of US
T-Mobile hit with nationwide outage impacting calls and data (Audio)
Fiber for #5G: It’s Not Safe AND It Requires Boxes Buried Underground Sometimes in Front of Homes
US Army Flickr Page Inadvertently Reveals New Hypersonic Weapon Concept
Up to 36 ‘intelligent alien races’ could be living in our galaxy, scientists say
Hacker Bypasses GE’s Ridiculous Refrigerator DRM
NYC COVID-19 Contact Tracers Not Asking About George Floyd Protest Participation, Despite Fears of New Virus Wave
Covid-19 is scary. Could a rogue scientist use CRISPR to conjure another pandemic?
Tony Blair says people will need ‘digital ID’ to prove ‘disease status’ in future (Audio)
#ThisDayInHistory: #June16 w/A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa in 1976 turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd … in the Soweto uprising. (Audio)
+ #HouseDivided speech, @Ford est., #Bloomsday, #Argentina coup attempt, #RudolfNureyev defects, #Monterey Pop Festival, @Oracle est., #PearlJam tour w/o #Ticketmaster (#RATM still can’t figure out how)
Flashback: IARPA Wants to Scan Your YouTube Clips for Terror Threats (Jun. 16, 2010)
+ #Geronimo, #StanLaurel, #JoyceCarolOates, #NeilGoldschmidt, #EddieLevert, #GinoVannelli, #UltimateWarrior, #TupacShakur/#2Pac birthdays
#PumpUpThaVolume: Jarv Is… – “House Music All Night Long” (Radio Edit) (Audio)