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Buying Influence – Who Google has Bought off on the Right

There’s no shortage of content on GraniteGrok about Chinese influence-peddling. They spend money in the US on everything to shape policy and perception. Google does that too, as do most businesses that can afford it, but Google is allegedly buying off voices on the right while the tech Giant works to suppress our speech.

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Palate Cleanser – Yes, I AM!

‘Course, they think I’m older than dirt already so it’s not much of a stretch. The Grandson?  No, he won’t believe it once he gets old enough to know what Google is. Now, bringing up AltaVista is a different conundrum for them all.  Do YOU remember it? And yes, I’m older than that… (H/T: Sad …

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CBP Wants to Expand Facial Recognition Use

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) already uses facial recognition software.  It uses facial recognition mainly on the U.S.-Mexico border and at some, about a dozen airports.  The product screens visitors efficiently. CBP is taking bids for a $960 million contract. The increase in equipment  significantly expands CBP use of the technology. The bid is out …

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