The Daily Populous

Saturday March 20th, 2021 day edition

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation spoke to a former Amazon driver who quit the company.

He said he left after Amazon installed AI-powered cameras in delivery vehicles.

The decision to surveil employees has raised questions about workers' privacy at the tech giant.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation published a report Friday about an Amazon driver in Denver for whom the company's constant artificial-intelligence-driven surveillance proved to be too much.

He started work in 2019 and saw Amazon's policies change to include more active means of surveillance.

But the breaking point came, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, when Amazon announced that it would be installing AI cameras in its fleet of vehicles.

The cameras are always on and scan drivers' body language, the speed of the vehicle, and even drowsiness. »

Ace Ventura 3 in the Works at Amazon, Sonic the Hedgehog Writers Attached

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Get out your best Hawaiian shirt and pink tutu because Ace Ventura 3 is officially in the works at Amazon.

When asked about what upcoming projects were coming up, the Morgan Creek team revealed the jaw-dropping surprise, telling Park Circus,.

Ace Ventura will see a new day at Amazon as a major motion picture/theatrical with the Sonic the Hedgehog writers. »

Scientist behind coronavirus shot says next target is cancer

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BERLIN (AP) — The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge — cancer.

Over breakfast, the couple decided to apply the technology they’d been researching for two decades to the new threat, dubbing the effort “Project Lightspeed.”.

“We have several different cancer vaccines based on mRNA,” said Tureci, who is BioNTech’s chief medical officer. »

Students defrauded by for-profit schools to receive loan forgiveness

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Students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges will have their federal school loans eliminated, the Education Department announced on Thursday.

Why it matters: The change will eliminate approximately $1 billion in student loan debt for 72,000 borrowers who filed claims, AP reports.

Debts of students whose claims were already approved will be erased. »

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Successfully Served with Lawsuit Filed by Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancée

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Nearly five months after slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz filed a federal lawsuit against Mohammed bin Salman, the pro-democracy group that the murdered dissident founded succeeded in serving the Saudi Crown Prince with court papers.

Seeking paperwork to marry Cengiz, Khashoggi walked into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he was killed and dismembered.

The group says that their efforts to serve bin Salman took a hopeful turn after Judge John Bates, a George W. Bush appointee, allowed the Crown Prince to be served via WhatsApp. »