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Comment Re:What the fuck? (Score 1) 120

How is this any different from what the Las Vegas (and countless other) casinos have done for as long as the technology has been available (even at very high cost). I don't disagree this is a slippery slope, but with the cost of the software and utility computing/processing power ever falling, from a technical standpoint this is an inevitability. I'd be very surprised if there weren't US malls (and even individual businesses) already running facial recognition software, it probably just wasn't highly publicized. If they want to keep it on the down-low, and are asked how they spotted someone, they can simply claim one of their security officers recognized them while monitoring the video feed.

What Happens To Bounced @Donotreply.com E-Mails 286

An anonymous reader writes "The Washington Post's Security Fix blog today features a funny but scary interview with a guy in Seattle who owns the domain name donotreply.com. Apparently, everyone from major US banks to the Transportation Security Administration to contractors in Iraq use some variation on the address in the "From:" field of all e-mails sent out, with the result that bounced e-mails go to the owner of donotreply.com.'With the exception of extreme cases like those mentioned above, Faliszek says he long ago stopped trying to alert companies about the e-mails he was receiving. It's just not worth it: Faliszek said he is constantly threatened with lawsuits from companies who for one reason or another have a difficult time grasping why he is in possession of their internal documents and e-mails.'"
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Submission + - NFL Will Force Press To Wear Sponsor Logos

i_like_spam writes: In a story covered by the National Press Photographers Association, photojournalists are protesting a new rule for the upcoming NFL season that will force them to wear red vests emblazoned with the corporate logos of Reebok and Canon during televised games. The chair of the NPPA's Ethics & Standards Committee responds

'It totally goes against our Code of Ethics to force photographers to advertise as if they were some sort of NASCAR vehicle. We are independent gatherers of news, storytellers with no agendas. Our integrity comes from objectivity. Do reporters put up with this kind of disrespect from the NFL?'

In a related incident, photographers covering the Fiesta bowl earlier this year were told to wear vests with the Tostitos logo. They retaliated by wearing the vests inside out.

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