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Facial recognition fail: Amazon project mistakes lawmakers with suspects

By ethan / July 26, 2018

Amazon’s facial recognition tool wrongly identified 28 members of Congress as police suspects, disproportionately matching lawmakers of color with the mugshots, according to the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) used Amazon’s powerful image ID software, Rekognition, to compare photos of members of Congress to a database of 25,000 police suspects. We used Amazon’s […]

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Clinton’s trolling fail: Hillary mocked for taunting Trump before Putin summit

By ethan / July 16, 2018

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a shot at President Donald Trump on the eve of his much-anticipated meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, questioning the latter’s loyalty. Twitter responded. “Great World Cup,” Clinton tweeted, before deploying a clumsy metaphor to question Trump’s loyalty. “Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you […]

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Trump’s tariffs likely to fail under global anger – Nobel Prize-winning economist

By ethan / June 26, 2018

Corporate tax cuts introduced by US President Donald Trump earlier this year might remain, but tariffs against trading partners are likely to be a different story, according to Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Shiller. “They are generating so much anger around the world. It’s not a sustainable policy,” Shiller told CNBC, stressing that the tariffs […]

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Bayer's desperate bid to rehabilitate Monsanto will fail – experts to RT

By ethan / June 7, 2018

As Bayer takes over Monsanto to create the world’s biggest agrochemicals firm, the German pharmaceuticals company’s problems are just beginning, experts tell RT. While the merged company will lose the Monsanto name, Bayer will be inheriting each and every lawsuit attached to the company. Around 4,000 suits have been filed against Monsanto in the US […]

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The art of the fail: Trump may be forced into embarrassing U-turn on TPP

By ethan / April 14, 2018

Donald Trump’s announcement this week that his administration would consider re-entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is seen by many as a token gesture at best and an embarrassing climb-down at worst. Economist and CEO Michael Pento and Asia-Pacific strategic and economic policy specialist Sourabh Gupta spoke to RT.com about both the motivations […]

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Crestfallen ‘Daily Fail’ accuses Virgin Trains of censorship

By ethan / January 10, 2018

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 11:47 Virgin Trains have dumped the Daily Mail’s masthead from their on-board shop due to the paper’s editorial position on issues like immigrants, gays and poor people. In response, the paper accused the rail franchise of censorship. A Virgin spokesperson said they regularly review the products sold on its trains. […]

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‘This is not a failure’: UK, EU fail to reach Brexit agreement

By ethan / December 4, 2017

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 16:55 Despite excited speculation, Britain’s and the EU’s negotiators have yet to strike a deal which would allow Brexit talks to enter a second phase. The European Commission head insists that this is not a failure, despite Monday’s missed deadline. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking alongside UK Prime Minister […]

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