Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement
Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....
London's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology
Tinder Adds New Safety Features The dating app is adding a panic button that will alert authorities if a user feels unsafe on a date. The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder’s parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge and Match.com later this year. Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said that starting July 1 that the financial firm will not be aiding firms that wish to go public if they lack at least one diverse board candidate with a focus on women.
The payment technology firm, which helps merchants and consumers process transactions online and at the point-of-sale, is banking on Africa's youth demographic to drive growth.
The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain that it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the requirements set under the Obama administration
Cybersecurity experts say there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's phone was likely hacked after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince