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China to prosecute crimes 'before they happen' with scary 'Invisible Cage' tech - dailystar.co.uk - New York - China
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China to prosecute crimes 'before they happen' with scary 'Invisible Cage' tech
AI system will analyse all of the data gathered on China's citizens to try and spot patterns in their daily activity for potential wrong-doing or 'high-risk' behaviour.According to leaked documents obtained by the New York Times, the government will build profiles of citizens using information on their criminal records, gender, race, mental illnesses, Internet history, and 'social credit' using a database of over 2.5 billion facial images.READ NEXT: Wearable exoskeleton makes you so strong that you can cancel your gym membership foreverIf multiple 'high risk' people are found gathering in the same area, an automatic alert will be sent to police units to shut down any gathering or protest.According to the NYT, it can even alert police if someone with a history of mental health problems goes near a school.Maya Wang, a senior China researcher with Human Rights Watch, said: "This is an invisible cage of technology on society, the disproportionate brunt of it being felt by groups of people that are already severely discriminated against in Chinese society."Perhaps the scariest part of the system is that it isn't even operated by a human, but by a machine. Yin Qi, the creator of Chinese AI startup Megvii behind one of the projects, described his vision for a 'search engine for crime' several years ago that would let police prevent crime ahead of time.He said: "It would be scary if there were actually people watching behind the camera, but behind it is a system.
Five children among 34 crushed to death in horror 10-storey building collapse - dailystar.co.uk - Iran - city Tehran
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Five children among 34 crushed to death in horror 10-storey building collapse
Iranian government after 34 people died, including five children.The horrific collapse of a 10-storey building of flats and shops left 34 dead during protests against the government of Ali Khameneiheld in Abadan, south-western Iran.Officials have blamed the collapse of the building on a mixture of poor building standards and local corruption, but many Iranian citizens have put the blame of the tragic deaths on the country's government and leader.Citizens pointed the blame at Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and government negligence, which they believe led to the collapse of the building and 34 deaths, including five schoolchildren.Police are also said to be using Mace spray against protestors.Iranian citizens took to the streets to protest Ali Khamenei, who has been in office since 1989.Chants of "death to Khamenei" could be heard in footage believed to be from a protest in the capital of Tehran, where protests against the government are ongoing.Protests against Khamenei are nationwide, with the south coast also protesting with alleged chants of "death to the dictator".Nationwide protests were met with catastrophe after a building in Abadan collapsed, with five schoolchildren's bodies recovered from the rubble after the tragic collapse. Five children were killed in the building collapse, with reports naming the children as Melika and Mitra Salehianpour, Masih Sadeghi, and Arian and Hamidreza Jalilian.
The Onion Fills Homepage With Same Mass Shooting Story: ‘No Way to Prevent This, Says Only Nation Where This Happens’ - thewrap.com - USA - Texas - state Idaho
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The Onion Fills Homepage With Same Mass Shooting Story: ‘No Way to Prevent This, Says Only Nation Where This Happens’
The Onion made a bold statement on Wednesday, covering its homepage with its gut-wrenching article titled, “’No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Happens.”The article gets repurposed for each major mass shooting that occurs in the United States, with only the date, location and number of causalities changing each time – a striking and horrific statement about how often this tragedy occurs.“In the hours following a violent rampage in Texas in which a lone attacker killed at least 21 individuals and injured several others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place,” the latest version of the article begins, pointing to the tragedy that left at least 19 children dead.The article continues: “’This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,’ said Idaho resident Kathy Miller, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.”Versions of the same article appear 21 times on the homepage, each pointing to a different mass shooting in the United States. Below that, the homepage is further filled out by devastatingly satirical articles about the NRA.President Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday evening from the White House.
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