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Facial recognition software used to verify unemployment recipients reportedly doesn’t work well

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The facial recognition program used by nearly two dozen US states to to verify people seeking unemployment benefits is working inconsistently, leading to many people being denied benefits or having their applications put on hold, Motherboard reported. The identity verification service ID.me is intended to help reduce unemployment …

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Facebook to update its community standards to clarify what it considers satire

illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following a recommendation from its Oversight Board, Facebook says it will update its community standards to be clearer about how it handles satirical content, the company said in a blog post. “We’ll add information to the Community Standards that makes it clear where we consider satire as part …

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Mark Mothersbaugh on composing music you won’t tire of in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for BMI If you’ve spent some time playing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you might feel like you’re playing a blockbuster family-friendly action movie — and that’s not just because of the game’s many perfectly timed set pieces. Rift Apart is also backed by a sweeping score composed …

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