Microsoft removes face-recognition database from internet

A collection of 10 million pictures of faces, gathered without consent, has been quietly removed. Microsoft’s database of pictures of 10 million faces, gathered without consent and used to train military and commercial facial recognition software around the world, has been taken offline, the Financial Times has reported. The images had been scraped from search engines and were published as a dataset named MS Celeb in 2016. “The site was intended for academic purposes,” Microsoft said in a statement. “It was run by an employee that is no longer with…

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Bernie Sanders: Walmart pays ‘starvation wages’ to workers

Vermont senator told shareholders that the company’s CEO makes 1,000 times the salary of the average employee. Democratic United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told Walmart Inc shareholders and top executives that the world’s largest retailer should increase worker pay in order to reverse income inequality. Speaking at Walmart’s shareholder meeting on Wednesday, the US senator said: “Despite the incredible wealth of Walmart’s owners” the company pays “starvation wages”. He presented a shareholder proposal at the event asking the company to give hourly employees a seat on its board…

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