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

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Portland, Oregon might be best known as the home of bohemian stereotypes a- plenty and some of the wildest donuts you can find in the state. Now it’s also earned the reputation for ambitious privacy legislation after passing the country’s broadest ban on facial recognition technology to date. Read more.

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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.

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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. Justice Department and other agencies on Friday, accusing government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act. Read more.

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Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

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Following months of deliberation and delays, the city of Portland in Southern Maine became the thirteenth city to issue a blanket ban prohibiting its city officials—including local police—from using facial recognition technology. Read more.

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NBA is Broadcasting a Ton of Games This Season in VR on Quest

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Minnesota Timberwolves // 5:00 pm PT January 2 // Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 5:00 pm PT January 6 // Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers // 4:30 pm PT January 8 // Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers // 4:00 pm PT January 9 // Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks // 4:30 pm PT January 13 // New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies // (..)

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Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

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Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have … Read more.

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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. . Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festivities will be conducted online thanks to new partnerships with Oculus, HTC Vive, and VRChat. Image Credit: Baobab Studios / Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic; Brigitte Lacombe; Frederic Auerbach.

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