MSG ups creep factor, YouTube outsources the truth – DNRUM
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Super creepy MSG has been using facial recognition for security and marketing
Especially relevant for those in New York, and/or Phish Phans*, the New York Times reported that Madison Square Garden has been using facial recognition technology to capture images of people to help with security.
The tech works how you’d expect – the image is captured and compared to others to identify potential problems. However, the Times also noted it’s being used for marketing as well.
One facial recognition expert said such systems could “estimate anonymously the age and gender of people coming into the stadium.”
Sounds like we could be entering a whole new world of data vs. privacy issues…
*Could they be called aPhishionados instead? Who do I email about this?
YouTube: We’re using Wikipedia to debunk conspiracy theories
YouTube, subsidiary of a multibillion dollar conglomerate with cornered markets in online advertising, mobile OS, video streaming, email, browsers announced it’s using Wikipedia, a non-profit that hits its users up for cash like every three weeks to stay in existence, for free help in debunking conspiracy theories.
While seemingly a great idea at first, Wikipedia is also a pretty open-field environment where anyone can edit … well, anything. I mean, remember when Colbert tripled the world’s elephant population or whatever it was?
Oh yeah, but, in addition, Wikipedia had no idea it was happening.
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Odds + The End
- Are you ready to Hugh Downs and Chill? Because Netflix may have a weekly news magazine show on the way.
- Meanwhile, Facebook may be preparing a daily news video section on Watch, .
- “Hearables” might be the next big thing for medical diagnosis, but can we, like, not call them that?
- If you’ve been anywhere on the Internet, you’ve seen ‘em, but Google’s banning cryptocurrency ads.
- Google blocked 3.2 BILLION ads in 2017, nearly double the number it blocked in 2016.
- Google Assistant integrated multistep actions.
- Shock announcement as Apple stakes WWDC for early June, the time it always holds WWDC.
- It may be just a rumor, but Instagram should take heed users are still clamoring for a real-time feed.
- Ride-sharing underdog Lyft copies another feature from Uber: Getting sued.
- It’s also launching a subscription service.
- What idiot skipped ‘what not to do’ day in Advertising 101 and put out that Chris Brown / Rihanna Snap Ad?
- I nearly had an anxiety attack just reading this: Automated flying taxis may be coming soon to New Zealand.
- Snapchat’s looking to feature user-generated lenses.
- Spotify now has a digital voice assistant, or whatever they’re called, pretty much confirming that rumored smart speaker is in the works.
- It also announced an IPO for April.
- March 17, 2018