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San Francisco bans facial recognition use by police

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police or other government agencies. Backers of the legislation argued that using software and cameras to positively identify people is, as city councillor Aaron Peskin put it, “not ready for prime time.” All but one of the nine members of San Francisco’s board ... Read More »

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That could soon become the norm in Costa Rica, where the government launched a decarbonization plan in February to rid the country of fossil fuels by 2050. “It’s totally realistic and necessary,” said Orlich, ... Read More »

Pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh explored

Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB)-Scientists at icddr,b in collaboration with Loughborough University, Durham University and the University of Bristol, UK have organised a dissemination seminar at icddr,b’s Sasakawa auditorium in Mohakhali  to share insights regarding pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh.  The scientists have also shared ways to address this growing problem by using social and behaviour change communication messages and ... Read More »

US regulators probe reports of e-cigarette use causing seizures

US regulators said Wednesday they are investigating reports that e-cigarettes — increasingly widespread in America and elsewhere — may cause seizures. “We have reports indicating that some people who use e-cigarettes, especially youth and young adults, are experiencing seizures following their use,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement. The FDA has reviewed “voluntary adverse event reports,” ... Read More »