Facial recognition: What's in a face? (Agence France-Presse) - July 5, 2019 - 10:26am PARIS, France — Supporters of the technology argue that facial recognition systems can help police fight crime and make the streets safer. Rights groups have raised concerns because of the technology's reliance on huge databases with little oversight and potential for error. Facial recognition is a biometric technology used to authenticate or identify an individual from a photograph or a facial image. — AFP/Jonathan Renaud De La Faverie and Jonathan Storey … [Read more...] about Facial recognition: What’s in a face?
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WASHINGTON: The United States and Mexico have reached an agreement on migration, President Donald Trump announced late Friday, with the punishing tariffs he had been threatening “indefinitely suspended”. “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the US on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,“ he said on Twitter. “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.” Trump’s announcement came at the end of three days of negotiations at the State Department, with Washington demanding a tough crackdown on Central American migrants after hundreds of thousands crossed Mexico to enter the United States in recent months. The US … [Read more...] about US, Mexico hammer out deal to avoid tariffs in migration row
Lifestyle The Colombian singer appeared in a court near Barcelona to answer to the charges, with prosecutors accusing her of failing to pay up to S$22.3 million. 07 Jun 2019 08:42AM Bookmark BARCELONA, Spain: Colombian singer Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday (Jun 6) to answer to tax fraud charges, with prosecutors accusing her of failing to pay up to 14.5 million euros (S$22.3 million) in tax on income earned between 2012 and 2014.Shakira arrived to Esplugues de Llobregat court near Barcelona in the morning through the court's car park entrance to avoid the media and was seen briefly through a window.Prosecutors filed charges last December for the period they say Shakira was living in the region of Catalonia, but the singer's representatives say she did not live in Spain until 2015 and has met all of her tax obligations.The 42-year-old singer and the FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué have been together since 2011 and they have two children.Shakira … [Read more...] about Shakira faces tax fraud accusation in Spanish court
MADRID: Spanish police were carrying out an operation on Tuesday against several footballers, ex-players and club executives accused of fixing matches in the first and second divisions, a source close to the case said. The source, who refused to be named, said that matches were allegedly fixed in the first and second divisions during this season and the 2017-2018 one. Among these were several games played by the Real Valladolid, a club majority-owned by former Brazil striker Ronaldo since September. Sources close to the case named several players involved to AFP. They include Raul Bravo, a former Real Madrid player, Borja Fernandez who played for first division Real Valladolid, Carlos Aranda, a retired player who appeared for a string of Spanish clubs, Samuel Saiz, a Leeds player loaned Getafe this season, and Inigo Lopez Montana, who played for Extremadura and La Coruna in the second division this season. The president of SD Huesca, another football club that climbed into first … [Read more...] about Players probed in Spanish football match-fixing swoop (Updated)
MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish court has cleared Colombian superstars Shakira and Carlos Vives of accusations they plagiarised part of their Grammy award-winning hit La Bicicleta. Livan Rafael Castellanos, a Cuban singer known as Livam, alleged that the catchy tune copied parts of the melody and lyrics from his song called Yo te quiero tanto (I love You So Much). Music publisher MDRB filed a complaint in 2017. In March, Shakira, 42, who lives in Barcelona, told the court she had "never heard" Livam's song before. La Bicicleta, or The Bicycle in English, won two of the three biggest Grammy Latino awards for 2016, including song and record of the year. In the song, Shakira and Vives sing "que te sueno y que te quiero tanto" (I dream of you and love you so much). Livam says "yo te quiero, yo te quiero tanto" (I love you, I love you so much). But the court ruled that the expression was "common, used in all sorts of songs and lyrics, all through history". It added that the melody, rhythm and … [Read more...] about Shakira shakes off plagiarism allegations in Spanish court