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Slate:
NIST's benchmark test for facial recognition systems uses images of immigrants, US visa applicants, abused children, and dead people, without consent   —  If you thought IBM using “quietly scraped” Flickr images to train facial recognition systems was bad, it gets worse.
Mar 18, 2019, 9:00 AMIn context
Ryan Merkley / Creative Commons:
Creative Commons says copyright can't protect photos from being used for facial recognition, like IBM did, and that public policy should address privacy issues   —  Yesterday, NBC News published a story about IBM's work on improving diversity in facial recognition technology and the dataset that they gathered to further this work.
Mar 18, 2019, 2:55 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
IBM and other companies are using Creative Commons Flickr photos to train facial recognition software without the consent of people in the photos   —  People's faces are being used without their permission, in order to power technology that could eventually be used to surveil them, legal experts say.
Mar 12, 2019, 10:05 PMIn context
Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk:
Quartz's AI Studio has developed bots to help journalists with data analysis tasks, using machine learning to identify patterns in records and more   —  The US publisher offers reporters with no coding skills a set of free tools to help them write better data-driven stories
Jan 11, 2019, 2:35 AMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Don MacAskill, CEO of Flickr-owner SmugMug, on why the service will end Flickr's free 1TB storage and delete all but the last 1,000 photos from free accounts   —  The criticisms started piling up as soon as Flickr said it would end its free terabyte of photo storage and delete all but a member's 1,000 …
Nov 11, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Flickr says it will end 1TB storage for free accounts and delete all but the most recent 1,000 photos or videos if users don't upgrade to Pro by February 2019   —  Flickr was purchased in April by professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and today, the first major changes under the new ownership have been announced.
Nov 1, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Flickr ditches Yahoo account requirement and 1TB free storage, makes Pro plan unlimited   —  Flickr announced a handful of updates to its platform and business model today — the first major changes since SmugMug acquired the photo-hosting community from Oath earlier this year.
Nov 1, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug acquires Flickr from Oath, promises to revitalize and maintain Flickr as a standalone service   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Flickr has been snapped up by Silicon Valley photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug, USA TODAY has learned.
Apr 20, 2018, 5:38 PMIn context
Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: mainstream news outlets that embedded IRA tweets were generally using the tweets to reflect provocative, partisan public opinion on social issues   —  Image by Greyweed via Flickr.  —  The New York Times's Bari Weiss was in the news again yesterday, this time for citing a hoax Twitter account …
Mar 11, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
One-time Flickr rival 500px acquired by Visual China Group, the “Getty of China”, which had been one of its strategic investors   —  500px, the photo-sharing site that once proposed to take on Flickr and Getty, has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), a strategic investor in 500px via previous financings.
Feb 26, 2018, 1:33 PMIn context

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