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February 11, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Josh Chin / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese police deploy mobile facial-recognition units mounted on eyeglasses for surveilling crowds  —  Police are donning the devices as hundreds of millions of Chinese begin traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday  —  BEIJING—As hundreds of millions of Chinese begin traveling for the Lunar …
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James Risen / The Intercept:
Sources: US officials tweeted from @NSAGov to prove to Russians that US government was indeed behind secret negotiations to buy stolen NSA documents  —  The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study: facial recognition systems of Microsoft, IBM, and China's Megvii had 21%-35% error rate for dark-skinned women versus below 1% for light-skinned men  —  Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds.  Some commercial software can now tell if a person in a photograph is male or female 99 percent of the time.
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
APK teardown suggests Google may be preparing to launch an Android Messages web interface, enabling texting from the desktop  —  There's a new version of Android Messages rolling out to our phones.  So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Inside the prerecorded drone light show at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which used 1,218 Intel drones; medal ceremonies to feature live 300-drone acts  —  THE OPENING CEREMONY of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best …

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