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Singapore in world first for facial verification

A woman absorbed by her mobile phone in front of the Singapore skyline
A woman absorbed by her mobile phone in front of the Singapore skyline

Singapore will be the first country in the world to use facial verification in its national identity scheme.

The biometric check will give Singaporeans secure access to both private and government services.

The government’s technology agency says it will be “fundamental” to the country’s digital economy.

It has been trialled with a bank and is now being rolled out nationwide. It not only identifies a person but ensures they are genuinely present.

“You have to make sure that the person is genuinely present when they authenticate, that

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The worst technology company in the world

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Hola pandemic pals,
The absolute hardest thing about writing a weekly coronavirus newsletter is coming up with the lede paragraph. I always spend more time than I should trying to come up with something emotional and honest that’s also hopeful and bright.

But it never quite works out that way. Not only is polite small talk not in my wheel house, but I don’t feel hopeful and bright and none

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Sheldon Creed takes over late to win Gander Trucks race at World Wide Technology Raceway

Sheldon Creed won his second NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race in the last three weeks, holding off former series champion Brett Moffitt by a mere .881-seconds to take the trophy in Sunday afternoon‘s CarShield 200 Presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Triple Truck Challenge just this month, which earned him a total of $150,000 in bonuses.” data-reactid=”38″It was the 22-year-old Californian‘s third career win and, notably, his second victory in the season‘s three-race Triple Truck Challenge just this month, which earned him a total of $150,000 in bonuses.

collided with the

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U.N. gathering of world leaders unlikely to be ‘business as usual’

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations is looking at different ways to hold its 75th annual gathering of world leaders – traditionally held in New York City – because “we’re not going to have business as usual in September,” a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.

New York City is an epicenter for the global coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 and has killed hundreds of thousands of people globally.

“It’s hard to imagine that the traditional General Assembly with thousands and thousands of people descending on New York and on the U.N.

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