Microsoft wants Facial Recognition Regulated

All tools can be used for good or ill. Even a broom can be used to sweep the floor or hit someone over the head. The more powerful the tool, the greater the benefit or damage it can cause. The last few months have brought this into stark relief when it comes to computer-assisted facial recognition – the ability of a computer to recognize people’s faces from a photo or through a camera. This technology can catalog your photos, help reunite families or potentially be misused and abused by private companies and public authorities alike.

Source: Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility – Microsoft on the Issues

Teaching Girl Scouts to Pick Locks and Hack Computers

America’s Girl Scouts are learning to pick locks and hack computers as an inside track toward careers in science and technology. This weeklong Girl Scout Cyber Camp is the first in the region and among the first in the nation. Soon the badges will follow. The Girl Scouts, along with Palo Alto Networks, will be unveiling its official Cybersecurity badges.

Source: Why the Girl Scouts Are Learning to Pick Locks and Hack Computers

Elon Musk offers to help Thai cave rescue

Billionaire space adventurer and carmaker Elon Musk has offered his services to the Thai government to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave.

In a series of tweets, Mr Musk explored how his businesses could help the team.

He suggested that The Boring Company is “pretty good at digging holes”.

He also mused about inserting a nylon tube into the cave and inflating it “like a bouncy castle” to create an underwater tunnel.

Source: Elon Musk offers to help Thai cave rescue