cross-posted from: > In 2015, Leicestershire Police scanned the faces of 90,000 individuals at a music festival in the UK and checked these images against a database of people suspected of crimes across Europe. This was the first known deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) at an outdoor public event in the UK. In the years since, the surveillance technology has been [frequently used]( throughout the country with little government oversight and no electoral mandate.

I’ve flip-flopped between a number of blogging platforms over the years, because none are perfect. Here’s my blogging utopia…

Chrome & Edge Enhanced Spellcheck Features Expose PII, Even Your Passwords
Chrome's enhanced spellcheck & Edge's MS Editor are sending data you enter into form fields like username, email, DOB, SSN, basically anything in the fields, to sites you're logging into from either of those browsers when the features are enabled. Furthermore, if you click on "show password," the enhanced spellcheck even sends your password, essentially Spell-Jacking your data.

There's also an alternative called CogVideo (not entirely smooth yet, but it's getting there).

What are your recommendations for Windows 11?
My sons will be receiving a Windows 11 gaming PC for Christmas. It has been a very long time since I've dealt with Windows so I am completely out of the loop. Is malware still a concern with Windows 11? If so, what would you recommend we do about it? Are there any other recommendations you'd like to offer? Thank you for your time and expertise.

> In the early hours of September 15, Ethereum completed "The Merge – the long-awaited transition from its original proof-of-work consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake. > > Later that day, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler pointed to the staking mechanism as a signal that an asset might be a security as determined by the [Howey test]( 🍿

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