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THE NEWS WRAP: Top secret NSA facial recognition program revealed

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America’s National Security Agency has been collecting millions of images as part of its facial recognition program, according to top secret documents obtained by The New York Times.

 

The NSA’s reliance on facial recognition technology has grown significantly in the past four years and the agency has turned to new software to exploit the mass of images included in emails, text messages, social media, video conferences and other communications.

 

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested

 

Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years.

 

Sunde was sentenced to prison and fined by a Swedish court in 2012 for breaching copyright laws.

 

Games get girls interested in coding

 

Some educators believe that gaming could be the way to get girls interested in coding and increase the number of girls participating in science, technology, engineering and math.

 

Overnight

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 18.43 to 16,717.17. The Australian dollar is trading at US93 cents.

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Kye White

Kye began his career at a Fairfax daily on the North-West Coast of Tasmania. He has since taken his belongings, and keen interest in technology, to Melbourne. He has a bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from RMIT University.

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