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‘Deepfake’ revenge **** is now illegal in Virginia

Virginia has expanded a revenge **** law to include “deepfakes,” the fabricated or manipulated videos and images of people made using machine learning that have begun popping up with increasing regularity. The law, which went into effect Monday, now makes it illegal to share **** photos of videos of someone without their permission — whether ...

Rocket Lab successfully launches seventh Electron rocket for ‘Make It Rain’ mission

Private rocket launch startup Rocket Lab has succeeded in launching its ‘Make It Rain’ mission, which took off yesterday from the company’s private Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. On board Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket (its seventh to launch so far) were multiple satellites flow for various clients in a rideshare arrangement brokered by Rocket ...

Drones are making a difference in the world and regulatory agencies are helping

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Contributor Share on Twitter Secretary Elaine L. Chao is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This is her second cabinet position. She served as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001-January 2009, and is the first Asian American woman to be appointed to the President's cabinet in American history. About two months ...

Virginia judge rules automated license plate data collection by police is illegal

A Virginia state judge ruled earlier this month that automated license plate data collection by police qualified as protected “personal information," and was illegal, because it included the following elements all combined: The license plate number, images of the vehicle and license plate and immediate surroundings, plus GPS location and time and date.

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Transit officials checked out Elon Musk’s tunnel and tried very hard not to mock it

03.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Virginia transit officials don’t seem very impressed with Elon Musk’s tunnel and they had a very hard time trying to hide it. The state’s public transit subcommittee is in talks to invest billions of dollars to upgrade its transport... ...

In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the corporate incentive

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up The cancellation of Amazon’s planned expansion in New York exposes the truth about its HQ2 promises. In the end, the company seemed mainly ...

Kazoo-ing metalheads vs Westboro Baptist Church

A group of metalheads playing kazoos drowned out the hate-spreading 'Westboro Baptist Church' cult at the Virginia state capitol. I am proud of my home town.

Photos and article by Ned Oliver at the Virginia Mercury:

The Kansas-based hate group said it came to Virginia in part to demonstrate against Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, who is ...

White confusion over blackface is the punchline in this ‘SNL’ sketch about Virginia

02.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Saturday Night Live turned its attention to Virginia on Feb. 9, the first episode since controversy gripped the state. It's been a tough time for Virginia and its duly elected leaders. The state's Democratic governor, Democratic attorney general,... ...

FDA chief summons Altria and JUUL to Washington to discuss teen vaping

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling Altria and Juul to meet in Washington to discuss their tie-up and how it impacts the companies’ plans to combat teen vaping. Earlier this year, Altria invested $12.8 billion investment in Juul. “After Altria’s acquisition of a 35 percent ownership interest in JUUL Labs, Inc., ...