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February 11, 2018, 2:35 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.
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail says it lost 17M tokens of Nano/XRB cryptocurrency, worth about $170M, suspends withdrawals for all cryptocurrencies  —  BitGrail says it lost about 17 million tokens of Nano  —  An Italian cryptocurrency exchange called BitGrail said on Friday …

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