Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to s...

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___ Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally Stocks fell more than 3% on Wall Street, giving back part of the gains they piled up over the past th...

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn't substantiate claims that the...

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

LONDON (AP) — As night falls in London, Georgina Rowlands and Anna Hart start applying makeup. Instead of lipstick and eyeliner, they’re covering their faces with geometric shapes. ...

Isles' Boychuk gets 90 stitches after taking skate to face

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to his eyelid after being hit in the face with a skate but suffered no damage to his eye, president and general manager ...

Senators scrutinize web-scraping facial recognition startup

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. senators are scrutinizing a facial recognition software company over privacy concerns and the possible sale of its services to authoritarian regimes. New York-ba...

Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears

MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian ...

EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology. ...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

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—- Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial mark...

YouTube: Face recognition firm must stop harvesting videos

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting its videos to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. ...

US military chief in Africa argues for vital US presence

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The head of U.S. military forces in Africa argued Thursday against troop cuts on the vast and booming continent, saying strategic partnerships in combating a growing extremist th...

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___ For businesses, China's virus fans fear and uncertainty China's worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America ...

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolit...

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

LONDON (AP) — Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative c...