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Media Bits and Bytes - July 16, 2019
The Chicago Defender; Facial Recognition; Left in the Info Age; Cancel Amazon Prime; Rightists Cry Bias; Detroit Cops and Social Media; Disappearing Local Papers; Too Left for the MSM
The Chicago Defender, the iconic black newspaper founded a hundred and fourteen years ago, by Robert S. Abbott (right), will now be published online only, Source Photograph by Gordon Coster / The LIFE Images Collection / Getty
Though it will continue to publish online, the demise of the Defender as a physical object, a hundred and fourteen years after its founding, marks another sad milestone in the decline of print newspapers.
Some of the biggest names in the tech space are developing advanced facial recognition systems and selling them to governments around the world, but the general public might not fully understand all the risks they bring.