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Facebook News to expand internationally to the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil
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Facebook News to expand internationally to the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil

Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated news section launched to U.S. audiences in June, is soon expanding to international markets. The company announced today it plans to accelerate its plans to bring the product to non-U.S. markets, including the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil, within the timeframe of six months to a year. As…

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DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens
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DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not just foreign nationals or visitors, will have to complete a facial recognition check…

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Buzzfeed: DHS to Expand DNA Tests on Migrants
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Buzzfeed: DHS to Expand DNA Tests on Migrants

The Department of Homeland Security is drafting plans to greatly expand DNA identification of migrants who plead for asylum or try to sneak across the border, according to Buzzfeed News. Buzzfeed reported: The Trump administration wants to enable Customs and Border Protection officials to collect DNA samples from undocumented immigrants in its custody, according to…

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Techstars nabs $42M to expand its global presence
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Techstars nabs $42M to expand its global presence

Techstars, a startup accelerator founded in 2006, has plans to double down on international growth with a new investment. SVB Financial Group, the holding company of Silicon Valley Bank, led the $42 million round in Techstars, with participation from Foundry Group. With $500 million AUM, Techstars is both a fund deploying capital to early-stage upstarts…

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