Canadian city’s police uses virtual reality to improve mental health crisis response

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The city of Hamilton, Ontario is training with VR headsets to better their response to these cases. Officers in the Hamilton Police Service in Ontario, Canada are training using virtual reality to improve their response to individuals suffering mental health crises. The technology is helping officers to better diffuse situations and calm people without using force. The officers are experiencing highly realistic scenarios in a three-dimensional environment using a virtual reality headset. It allows them to experience a situation similar to one they might encounter in real life. It allows…

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District of Columbia sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica facial recognition scandal

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Washington DC filed a lawsuit against the Meta CEO, regarding the privacy breach to its users. On Monday, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica facial recognition company scandal. That scandal involved a privacy breach of the personal data of millions of the social media platform’s users. DC Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg in the DC Superior Court. In the filing, it accuses Zuckerberg of having a direct role…

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Tips for Setting Up an IT Department For Your Small Business

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Businesses with an IT department have a better chance of growth and success. It can help them improve their productivity, streamline their processes, and increase the quality of their services. Setting up an IT department for your small business is not a difficult task. You need to make sure that you hire the right people, give them the right training, and create a clear strategy for the new sector. If you’re interested in setting up an IT department for your small business, here are a few tips to get you…

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Social media stocks drop $135 billion following Snap profit warning

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The platform’s shares tanked by 43 percent following the announcement it made. Snap Inc. recently issued a profit warning, causing social media stocks to lose over $135 billion in market value. The sector is already struggling with halted user growth and worries over rate hikes. Following the announcement, Snap’s own shares fell by the largest intraday decline it ever experienced. In fact, the 43 percent dive the Snap share took brought it below its $17 initial public offering price from 2017. That selloff eliminated nearly $16 billion of the company’s…

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Clearview AI must delete all UK resident facial recognition data

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The United Kingdom is the fourth country to require the controversial company to do so. Clearview AI, the highly controversial facial recognition company, has been ordered by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to delete all data belonging to the country’s residents. The ICO has also issued Clearview AI a $9.4 million (£7.5 million) fine for failing to be legally compliant. The fine was issued for failing to follow the UK data protection laws with regards to Clearview AI’s facial recognition practices. This is nothing new…

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