Portland bans private and public use of facial recognition tech

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The city of Portland, Oregon has unanimously passed an expansive new piece of legislation that bans both the private and public use of facial recognition tech. Computing News breaking twitter facial recognition Oregon Portland

Portland Just Passed Our Country's Broadest Ban On Facial Recognition

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Wall of Moms faces allegations of 'anti-Blackness' from Portland community group

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In response to the presence of federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, a group of largely white moms, dubbed the Wall of Moms, organized to form barriers between demonstrators and federal agents. Black Lives Matter Protest Portland Wall Of Moms Federal Agents

A 'Wall of Moms' formed to protect Portland protesters from federal officers

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A group of at least 30 mothers formed a human barrier between demonstrators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and federal officers at protests in Portland on Saturday. Incredible scene in Portland right now. Protests Portland Oregon Wall Of Moms Federal Agents

Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

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U.S. Agencies Sued for Records of Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

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A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. george floyd protests department of homeland security department of justice portland

Portland bans facial recognition, TikTok may not sell | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live we discuss the top tech stories, including Portland’s ban on facial recognition, TikTok may not sell after all, and more.

Portland's facial recognition ban is a major win, especially against Amazon

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The city of Portland just took the fight against facial recognition up a notch. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to adopt two ordinances that will ban use of the tech both by the city , and, in some cases, private businesses.

Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. 29, Oregon Live reports. 29 is also Independent Bookstore Day. Fitting, no? Read more. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

Portland Police Ridiculed For Tweeting 'Molotov Cocktails' Made From Plastic

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Portland Police tweeted a photo Tuesday night claiming to show a “molotov cocktail,” made from what appears to be a plastic bottle and a washcloth.

Apple Airtags Used to Prove That Contractor Illegally Trashed Unhoused People's Property

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A lawyer in Portland, Oregon, suspected that a city contractor was illegally trashing property belonging to people living at an encampment for people experiencing homelessness, so he covertly attached Apple AirTag tracking devices to some of the items.

#933: Ethical Design in Immersive Media Panel Discussion for Design Week Portland 2020

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On August 7, 2020, I participated in a panel discussion about Ethical Design in Immersive Media organized by the University of Oregon as a part. Podcast Archive

All Hail the Rare Giant Ice Disk

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DHS Forces' Tear Gas May Have Violated Environmental Laws in Addition to Civil Rights

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Five environmental and human rights groups in Oregon are suing the Department of Homeland Security for its use of tear gas at recent anti-police brutality protests in Portland, saying the agency created “potentially grave health and environmental hazards.”

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Senators Seek to Rein In Federal Anti-Protest Forces

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U.S. Navy Tests Laser Weapon in Middle East

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#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild , a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Wild, a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision Click To Tweet. The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

Seth Meyers unpacks Trump's 'truly terrifying' Fox interview and Portland policing

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More about Fox News , Portland , Trump , Late Night With Seth Meyers , and Culture. Fox News Portland Trump Late Night With Seth Meyers Culture"This is where we're at," summed up Seth Meyers in Monday night's A Closer Look. "A

The Intense, Lobster-Fueled Fight Over America’s First Floating Wind Farm

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There’s a rumble brewing out in the ocean, and it could forecast some troubles ahead for renewable energy. It involves some of Maine’s small fishermen, a high-profile wind project in the state, and an aggressive showdown with a research vessel earlier this week. Read more.

15 Stunning Videos of the Pacific Northwest's Mystery Light Show in the Sky

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Space of Bass bespoke speaker system: The art of sound

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Portland, Oregon-based artist Ezra Cimino-Hurt has produced a visually stunning new stereo speaker system code-named Space of Bass. Home Theater Case of Bass Ezra Cimino-Hurt space of bass Speakers

President Trump's Department of Violent Goons Investigates Tweets of Portland Journalists

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Department of Homeland Security sent local police departments in Oregon at least three intelligence reports about the journalism and tweets of reporters in Portland over the past week, according to the Washington Post. The U.S.

Frontdoor Acquires XR Start Up Streem

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The two year old Portland-based XR startup empowers home service pros and consumers using see-what-I-see technology and computer vision

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

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Christopher Wan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. Tess Hatch. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Drifting champion tackles Goodwood with VR, 5G and one tiny startup’s tech

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Donning a Samsung VR headset, Gittin was controlling the vehicle miles away from the Goodwood arena using a teleoperation system developed by Portland, Ore., The startup recently remotely controlled a vehicle at Goodwood from its offices in Portland, Ore., Automotive TC Virtual Reality 5g 5g network articles Designated Driver Emerging-Technologies Internet of Things oregon Portland race roborace Samsung self-driving car technology Virtual reality vodafone

Even NBA 2K21 cover star Damian Lillard is struggling with the game’s shot meter

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The shot meter in NBA 2K21 has drawn complaints from players for being too hard, including the game's cover star, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.

Inspired by Alabama Coworkers, Amazon Employees Nationwide Begin Union Talks: Report

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A slew of Amazon workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are looking into unionizing, emboldened by their Alabama coworkers’ high-profile union campaign , Bloomberg reported Friday.

PIXO VR demos new emergency responder training platform


The platform was demonstrated during the Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions at Concordia University Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World Concordia University Portland emergency responder emergency response Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions industrial training PIXO VR safety training Sean Hurwitz Training

Inside the Fight to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

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On a sunny September afternoon in Portland, volunteers pour into a Zoom conference room. They’ve come for a weekly update from Oregon’s Yes on Measure 109 campaign—a measure which would create the world’s first market for psilocybin-assisted therapy.

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Is it a bird? Is it a meteor? No, it's SpaceX space junk over the Pacific Northwest!

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Stunned onlookers filmed the skies over Portland and Seattle in awe on Thursday, as a strange stream of bright lights filled the night sky. The National Weather Service's bureau in Portland said it had been getting "a number of calls" about the event. "Shooting stars? Debris?

The National Women's Soccer League stopped play to bring awareness to sexual assault

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Subsequently, the North Carolina Courage vs. Racing Louisville match and the Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash match also both came to a stop at the six-minute mark for a show of solidarity. Riley previously worked as a coach for both Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns

Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel and Creator of the First Digital Photo, Dies at 91

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Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and the first person to create a digital photograph, died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Apple AirTags used to show possessions of unhoused people taken to dump

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However, according to the Portland Tribune , they also helped one Portland, Oregon, lawyer prove that a city contractor was illegally sending unhoused people's property to the landfill. Ethically, the power to covertly track things with AirTags is a doubled-edged sword.

All-Female VR Film ‘Baba Yaga’ Adds Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Winslet


Space Center in Berlin and the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center. . Baobab’s upcoming immersive short features a stacked cast of Oscar-winning talent.

Marianne Williamson Wants the Hexing Witches of TikTok to Dream Bigger Than the Moon

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Marianne Williamson—one-time presidential hopeful, longtime Neon Genesis Evangelion fan —has now scolded “baby” TikTok witches for hexing the moon while secret police seemingly kidnap protestors in Portland.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

AirBnb hides guest names in Oregon to tackle discrimination

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The state-specific law comes as three Black women from Portland, Oregon suggested that the site's display of names and photographs allows for discrimination to occur. AirBnb hosts in the state of Oregon will no longer be able to see guest first names before approving of a stay.