PR Newswire: EarthSnap Launches Revolutionary App to Identify All Types of Earth’s Plants and Animal Species (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: EarthSnap Launches Revolutionary App to Identify All Types of Earth’s Plants and Animal Species (PRESS RELEASE). “EarthSnap is citizen science in action: When users upload photos of plants or animals to EarthSnap, the app utilizes a custom-built, patent-pending AI machine learning solution to identify the subject and share details like habitat, global population distribution and known history on Earth. These uploaded photos also contribute to EarthSnap’s ever-growing database – applications of which include recording animal migration habits, shifting habitats and animal behavior.”

The Verge: Colleges across the US and Canada are adopting virtual student IDs

The Verge: Colleges across the US and Canada are adopting virtual student IDs. “Apple Wallet has supported contactless student IDs since 2018, with three US universities supporting the feature at launch. The program has been gradually expanding ever since. Yesterday, the company announced that its virtual IDs will finally arrive in Canada this fall. An unspecified number of additional US universities will adopt it for the first time as well.”

Gizmodo Australia: Supreme Court Restricts India’s Colossal Biometric Database

Gizmodo Australia: Supreme Court Restricts India’s Colossal Biometric Database. “India’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the country’s sweeping biometric database does not violate privacy rights. But the panel of five judges did decide to place restrictions on the program, according to The Times of India. Under the Aadhaar system, all citizens, residents and visiting workers of India — an estimated 1.2 billion people — are virtually required to provide iris scans and fingerprints to the government so they can receive a unique 12-digit identity code.”

Tribune India: Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details

Tribune India: Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details. “It was only last November that the UIDAI asserted that ‘Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach at UIDAI.’ Today, The Tribune ‘purchased’ a service being offered by anonymous sellers over WhatsApp that provided unrestricted access to details for any of the more than 1 billion Aadhaar numbers created in India thus far.” 500 rupees is, at this time, about $7.89.