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Mapped: The State Of Facial Recognition Around The World

From public CCTV cameras to biometric identification systems in airports, facial recognition technology is now common in a growing number of places around the world. In its most benign form, facial recognition technology is a convenient way to unlock your smartphone. However, as Visual Capitalist's Iman Ghosh notes, at the state level, facial recognition is…
washington-state-loses-“hundreds-of-millions”-to-nigerian-unemployment-claims-fraud-scheme

Washington State Loses “Hundreds Of Millions” To Nigerian Unemployment Claims Fraud Scheme

Just when you thought the world has reached a level of peak absurdity, the Nigerian scheme makes a grand reappearance. Washington state officials admitted losing "hundreds of millions of dollars" to an international fraud scheme, originating out of Nigeria, that robbed the state’s unemployment insurance system and could mean even longer delays for thousands of…
a-covid-state-of-mind-–-america’s-mental-health-suffers-as-anti-anxiety-drug-prescriptions-soar

A COVID State Of Mind – America’s Mental Health Suffers As Anti-Anxiety Drug Prescriptions...

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in forced lockdowns across the country and an economic depression with high unemployment. Tens of millions of jobs have been lost in the last six or so weeks, as "the greatest economy ever" implodes. A new report suggests many Americans cannot handle the unprecedented public health crisis and financial stress,…
delaware-state-police-authorized-to-pull-over-out-of-state-drivers-during-pandemic

Delaware State Police Authorized To Pull Over Out-Of-State Drivers During Pandemic

Delaware police have been granted the authority to pull over drivers displaying out-of-state tags to ask questions about why they're on the road, before telling them that "they are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Delaware, or immediately return to their state," according to Gov. John Carney's state of emergency declaration.…
“no-state-is-prepared”-–-mapping-where-hospitals-will-run-out-of-beds-first-if-virus-cases-spike

“No State Is Prepared” – Mapping Where Hospitals Will Run Out Of Beds First...

A USA Today analysis of American Hospital Association (AHA) hospital bed data shows that if confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths follow similar growth curves as in China, Italy, and Iran, there could be six patients for every existing hospital bed. This means that no hospital system in the US is prepared for a pandemic.  "Unless we are…
washington-state-announces-first-coronavirus-death-in-the-us;-trump-reportedly-planning-new-‘restrictions’-at-mexican-border:-live-updates

Washington State Announces First Coronavirus Death In The US; Trump Reportedly Planning New ‘Restrictions’...

Update (1325ET): Trump is set to start speaking in a few minutes, but a rash of important virus-related headlines just hit, including a Reuters report that the administration is considering imposing restrictions at the Mexican border as part of its effort to suppress the outbreak. France just confirmed roughly 30 new cases, raising its total…
state-of-emergency-declared-in-nsw-australia-as-deadly-bushfires-rage;-military-deployed

State Of Emergency Declared In NSW Australia As Deadly Bushfires Rage; Military Deployed

A seven-day state of emergency has been called in the Australian state of New South Wales amid raging wildfires that have killed eight people in the region since Monday, including volunteer firefighters, according to officials. Military helicopters and naval vessels have been deployed to deliver water, food and fuel to remote areas which are difficult…
ny-state-judge-dismisses-manafort-case,-paving-way-for-pardon

NY State Judge Dismisses Manafort Case, Paving Way For Pardon

A judge dismissed New York’s mortgage-fraud case against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, undermining the state’s effort to ensure that the jailed political adviser doesn’t go free if he’s eventually pardoned for his federal crimes. Bloomberg reports that State Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley on Wednesday granted Manafort’s request to dismiss the charges because the state indictment overlaps with…
state-department-releases-detailed-accounts-of-biden-ukraine-corruption

State Department Releases Detailed Accounts Of Biden-Ukraine Corruption

A liberal watchdog group's attempt to nail Rudy Giuliani has backfired in spectacular fashion after their FOIA request resulted in the US State Department releasing detailed accusations of corruption against the Bidens - based on interviews with former Ukrainian officials who were in charge of the investigations. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit…
the-deep-state:-the-headless-fourth-branch-of-government

The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch Of Government

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, School children learn that there are three branches of government: the legislative, executive, and judicial. In actual practice, however, there are four branches of government. The fourth is what for decades now has been called a "headless fourth branch of government," the administrative state. As early as 1937, in…
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