The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 21st, 2021 day edition

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FBI Stephen Chase Randolph was arrested in a U.S. Capitol riot case that was built off of a facial recognition search.

Federal authorities arrested a suspect in the U.S. Capitol riot in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on Tuesday after they used facial recognition programs to find an image of him on his girlfriend’s Instagram page.

The FBI released images of Randolph in late January, designating him as #168-AFO because he was wanted for “assault on federal officers.”

Randolph, the feds said, said “shit went crazy” at the Capitol and that “it was fucking fun” to be a part of the mob.

Facial recognition tools have played a big role in the Capitol riot investigation and have been used by online sleuths to identify potential suspects.

In Randolph’s case, the FBI is being upfront about the use of facial recognition technology.

Randolph is scheduled to appear Wednesday in court in Lexington before Magistrate Judge Matthew Stinnett of the Eastern District of Kentucky. »

Apple announces $29 AirTag, a new Tile-like item tracker

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Apple is officially launching a Tile-like item tracker that will work with the company’s software and services.

Apple says the tracker should last for a year of battery life, and you can use an NFC tap to activate a lost mode.

Apple is also offering a chipset specification for third parties to integrate with the Ultra-Wideband found in Apple’s latest iPhones. »

Apple officially unveils AirTag item tracker

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During its Spring Loaded event, Apple has finally unveiled the long-rumored and profusely leaked AirTag, its item tracker integrated into the Find My network.

AirTags can be attached to any item in order to track it using the Find My app.

If one of your Apple devices notices that you’ve been carrying an AirTag that’s not yours, it will alert you. »

OJ Simpson says Derek Chauvin 'deserves' to be convicted for George Floyd's death

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He is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the May 25, 2020 death of Floyd.

The trial came after nearly a year of protests and riots over video footage showing Chauvin pinning his knee on Floyd's neck.

Years later, Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and other charges and was released from a Nevada prison in 2017 after nine years. »

Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd's death

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Reaction: Derek Chauvin convicted on all 3 charges in the death of George Floyd.

For reference, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced to 12.5 years after being convicted of both third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in 2019.

The defense argued Floyd died from the combination of his underlying health issues, illegal drug use and resisting officers. »