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    Report Raises Questions About ShotSpotter Technology | Latino Voices | Chicago News

    According to a new report from the inspector general’s office, alerts by the gunshot detection system ShotSpotter “rarely” lead to evidence of a gun crime.  The multimillion-dollar technology uses microphones and sensors to identify the sound of gunshots and alert the Chicago Police Department to the location of the reported gun activity. But the accuracy of the system was brought into question in a recent analysis from Lucy Parsons Labs and the MacArthur Justice Center.  The inspector general’s report, released earlier this week, finds that between last year and this year, fewer than 1 in 10 ShotSpotter alerts resulted in  

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    Amazon’s Palm Print Recognition System Raises Concern Among US Senators

    Three US senators, including Democrat Amy Klobuchar who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, wrote a letter to Amazon.com to express concern about its palm print recognition system, Klobuchar’s office said Friday. Amazon began rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle in April, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers link a credit card to their palm print. Klobuchar, who was joined by Senators Bill Cassidy, a Republican, and Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, expressed concern in the letter dated Thursday about both privacy and  

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    Back Market, Platform for Refurbished Tech Gadgets, Raises $335 Million | Technology News

    (Reuters) – Back Market, an online platform for buying, selling and servicing refurbished tech gadgets, said on Tuesday it raised $335 million in its latest funding round which valued the company at $3.2 billion. The company, started in France in 2014, aims to make it easier for customers to buy refurbished gadgets like iPhones without having to worry that the seller may be peddling stolen or broken goods, said Chief Executive Thibaud Hug de Larauze. To ensure the quality of the refurbished-goods merchants, Back Market has a strict onboarding policy, he said. That includes an acceptance rate to join the  

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    How to Know Your Worth, Negotiate Raises & More

    Knowing Your Value As An SEO Professional Negotiating Rates and Raises: Practical Tips from Women in SEO Why Titles Still Matter in SEO Top Takeaways for Women in SEO SEO is constantly evolving according to data, consumer behavior, and algorithm trends. However, when it comes to women being treated as equals, the industry is much less evolved. SEO is still a male-dominated industry where men outnumber women 2-to-1, according to recent research. That survey found that: Women are far less likely to be technical SEO professionals. Women are twice as likely to freelance (see: unstable employment) as their male  

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    C-Zero Raises $11.5M to Scale Up ‘Turquoise Hydrogen’ Technology

    The promise of a hydrogen economy to replace fossil fuels is commonly centered on the potential for “green hydrogen,” generated via electrolysis of water with carbon-free electricity. But the vast majority of today’s industrial hydrogen production is “gray,” made from natural gas via steam methane reforming — a process that emits carbon dioxide but at a low cost that electrolysis will struggle to beat over the coming decades.  But natural gas can also be converted to hydrogen without the carbon emissions, via another spectrum of the hydrogen palette. These include “blue hydrogen” — steam methane reforming with carbon capture and  

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    Website design tech startup Webflow raises $140 million

    TipRanks 3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With 8{c23a5fe915ca888c9672b1225e8f3bcb9450b05d8c59ef152c58a2c3a52fe784} Dividend Yield Let’s talk portfolio defense. After last week’s social flash mob market manipulation, that’s a topic that should not be ignored. Now, this is not to say that the markets are collapsing. After 2{c23a5fe915ca888c9672b1225e8f3bcb9450b05d8c59ef152c58a2c3a52fe784} losses to close out last week’s Friday session, this week’s trading kicked off with a positive tone, as the S&P 500 rose 1.5{c23a5fe915ca888c9672b1225e8f3bcb9450b05d8c59ef152c58a2c3a52fe784} and the Nasdaq climbed 2.5{c23a5fe915ca888c9672b1225e8f3bcb9450b05d8c59ef152c58a2c3a52fe784}. The underlying bullish factors – a more stable political scene, steadily progressing COVID vaccination programs – are still in play, even if they are not quite as strong as investors  

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