TV hosts Roshan Abbas, Gaurav Kapur back influencer marketing firm – VCCircle

[ad_1] Influencer marketing firm Chtrbox has raised angel funding of Rs 1 crore (around $147,000) from television personalities Roshan Abbas and Gaurav Kapur, a top executive told VCCircle. Chtrbox’s co-founder and chief executive officer Pranay Swarup said the company will use the money for marketing and customer acquisition. “We are making money and the funding…

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‘A grave threat’: Amazon’s facial recognition system violates rights, U.S. civil liberties groups say

[ad_1] Several U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday complained that Amazon.com Inc’s real-time facial recognition system, Rekognition, is helping the government with surveillance targeting large crowds, violating civil and digital rights. “We demand that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure that poses a grave threat to customers and communities across the country,” several organizations,…

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Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver on all that, come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, GDPR, starts being applied, finally with penalties worth the enforcement. However there was little…

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