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arms sales to saudi arabia no this is happened before but you've got to go back to the 1980s when the president declared a national emergency to force through arms deals in this way the president then was ronald reagan the issue was the perceived threat of iran and the weapon sales well that was to saudi arabia in libya warplanes have bombed the offices of the breakaway faction of one of the country's 2 competing governments no one was hurt in the attack the building is used by members of the brook based house of representatives who moved to tripoli soon after the war khalifa haftar began his attack on the libyan capital in april country remains divided the. 2011 attacks the police based government of national accord. the dutch foreign minister is calling for an international tribunal to be established to investigate eisel it would investigate claims the armed group
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committed genocide during its so-called caliphate across syria and iraq our diplomatic editor james bays has more from the un. the un called the crimes committed by ice all in both syria and iraq a genocide now there are calls for a new international tribunals to prosecute the individuals who ordered and committed those crimes it comes from the foreign minister of the netherlands well i'm here because i'm confidence that there should be an international tribunal because the skill of sea atrocities committed by i sill is such that it may be me amounts to genocide and this just suffice in international tribunal he's reflecting a call by human rights activists including the z.d. campaigner nadia murat she spoke to al-jazeera shortly after she received the nobel peace prize and here for years now and then we see that the
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rights of easy to people have not been given to them but we have not stopped efforts but we are doing a tireless work and we hope that very soon we will be able to see justice taking its place the country calling for the new tribunals of the netherlands is the home of the international criminal court in the hague but neither of the countries where i sall set up its caliphate it's syria or iraq are signatories to the treaty that governs the court the security council does have the power to create a completely new tribunals human rights watch is among those who want them to do so but there un director says there mustn't be selective justice or this is needed desperately but let's make it broader and let's make sure that all kinds of. traders are looked at because there are there there is more to this conflict then i
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saw we all know that various parts of the un already investigating possible war crimes in syria and iraq setting up a tribunal to prosecute those crimes will require the security council to give agreement a number of permanent members are likely to have misgivings the u.s. for example will be concerned that its own military could be prosecuted is for what it bombed raca and other eisel areas and russia in the past has objected to any accountability mechanism for syria james plays out 0 at the united nations the weather is next but still ahead on al jazeera. heavy fighting in syria is a day of problems as rebels head back at government forces trying to capture ben last stronghold and sri lanka's government hardin's a monk convicted of inciting violence against muslims.
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to wear them sponsored by qatar and ways. we've got the weather quieting down now across the middle east about time to still a few showers into afghanistan up towards tech many stab of clear skies starting to spill away back across iran into iraq but we want to show is a little more cloud just coming across cyprus that is the side of the mediterranean syria lebanon jordan we'll see a little bit of cloudy weather as we go on through friday into saturday bright skies come back a bit higher touch fresher to just falling back around 4 or 5 degrees in the process that cloud will spill its way towards iraq $45.00 in baghdad was enough there $25.00 in kabul still a few showers there up towards tashkent and also towards our mass a packet. stay strong and sunny it stays dry and sunny too across much of the arabian peninsula brighter skies now said some parts of saudi arabia who are its
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chance of catching the odd shower on the southern end of the red sea but for many it will be settled and sunny 40 in riyadh here in doha will touch around 37 celsius over the next couple of days plenty of hazy sunshine fergusson should too into southern africa mozambique could still see a few showers into those central areas on friday and also into west sassed a further south there's a warm sunshine coming back in capetown with a top temperature of 23. well sponsored by the time. i really want to get down to the nitty gritty of the reality whether online. male chauvinism that is managed with in our local federation it is really hard to get. or if you join us. this is a dialogue everyone has a voice you talk to us in our live you tube shot and you too can be 3 joining the
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global conversation on now to 0. hello again i'm just. a reminder of the news this hour rendered modi's b j p party has been reelected with a massive landslide win in the parliamentary election modi told supporters in new delhi that he's got a mandate to build a new india. u.s. president donald trump says he's meeting pentagon officials to discuss plans that could see more american troops deployed to the middle east against the backdrop of tensions with iran washington says it's facing unspecified threats from tehran. the
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top administration is being accused of trying to bypass a congressional ban on weapons sales to saudi arabia there's concern that u.s. secretary of states might pompei or other senior aides may use a new poll allowing the president to approve a sale without the approval of congress. eritrea has blocked social media platforms ahead of its independence day the reason is unclear but this speculation the government might be trying to prevent people from organizing protests. it's communication in eritrea is strictly controlled by the government well if you're in eritrea we'd like you to help us tell the story especially if you're attending independence day celebrations on friday get in touch with us on telegram and share your thoughts or leave us a video message the number is plus 974501 triple 149. in northwestern syria rebels have launched a counterattack against pro-government forces fighting has been intensifying in
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hama provinces that's despite attack us and russian brokered cease fire has the latest. the rebels have beat back gains by the syrian army and its allies in the countryside of hama province in northwest syria the town of far no back under opposition control the government says it will recapture it but the loss is a strategic and symbolic setback. for no bhutto was the army's 1st win since launching an offensive almost a month ago since then games on the ground have been limited and has been facing stiff resistance. to heavy to share an armed group many in the international community believe is linked to al qaida is in control of this region after forcing syrian rebels backed by turkey to leave earlier this year those rebels are back on the front lines they are cooperating in what they are calling
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a battle for survival but it is also an indication that turkey too has joined the fight. when you take a look at the position of turkey in the living area especially the clashes which has really transpired that. turkey is very dedicated to this position that if the diplomacy is not working in the. terms he gives show its heat for the star to every actor inside because. he wants to accept more than $3500000.00 extra refugees to describe turkey and russia work together in syria and sponsor a ceasefire in the adlib area but the offensive is testing their relationship at a time of intensifying dialogue between turkey and the united states the area of hostilities includes a belt of territory that stretches from the northern countryside. provinces reaching the southern edges of province as well as rebel controlled villages west
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of aleppo city the pro-democracy side wants to clear those areas from rebels in order to open trade arteries and protect. and aleppo cities under its control but little progress has been made so far advancing on the ground is proving to be difficult the offensive however has depopulated villages and created a humanitarian crisis. the almost nonstop airstrikes by syrian and russian jets are opposition controlled villages intensified since the rebel advance at least $200.00 civilians have been killed in turkey and russian thais have so far survived their relationship extends beyond syria but it is where they are bargaining and strengthening their negotiating hand so out of. beirut. a buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against muslims and 2014 has been released from prison in sri lanka the head of the buddhist power force was given a presidential pardon while serving a 6 year sentence last week
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a muslim and the buildings were attack in an apparent reprisal for the easter sunday bombings last month well fernandez reports from colombo. supporters of. the theater waited eagerly outside the valley could a prison in colombo. a pardon signed by president michel policy received on wednesday night wipe clean his 6 year sentence for contempt of court but on thursday security concerns forced him to leave through and be engaged only to reappear at this temple in a short while later. his 1st stop was to pre. appear on has attracted controversy since he founded a nationalist buddhist organization in 2012 called the boob on the scene meaning buddhist power force. responding to a rise in nationalism after the end of sri lanka's civil war he began his campaign
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to protect what he called a single a buddhist identity but the organization has been accused of hate campaigns against the muslim community the theater himself was accused of instigating anti muslim riots in 2014 a charge t.v. nice nanas out of hero was jailed on contempt of court charges for insulting the judiciary in 2016 during a case into the disappearance of a journalist where military personnel were being investigated you know people they are targeting you know there's nothing they didn't but destroyed my character they killed me with out actually telling sorry fondling child to me but there's a thing truth will prevail we have and always will be committed and. they have been attacks against muslims on hormones and businesses in recent weeks after the easter sunday bombings that targeted churches and hotels that killed more than 250 people
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so some are questioning the timing of his release generative with devised in i began by the president is belittling the judicial system by his action and proving that the claims made by the buddhist priest against judicial offices and the attorney general's department a true on thursday the monk urged his supporters to stay calm during these tense times the controversial buddhist priest says after years of being vilified he's now been vindicated but some say president. would have to justify his decision to grant this presidential body fernandez al-jazeera colombo. the dutch social democratic party is the big winner of the european elections in the netherlands. according to exit polls europeans are very seen over the next 3
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days to elect 751 e.u. parliamentarian's the outcome in the netherlands will reassure established parties fearing a surge among the far right labor easily beat an upstart populist group and prime minister mark who says party came in 2nd. in the polls have closed in the u.k. for the european parliament elections a campaign group says hundreds of e.u. citizens trying to vote were turned away because of administrative mistakes britain had been due to leave the e.u. by the end of march but parliament was unable to agree on a withdrawal bill and french far rights leader marine le pen has been ordered to repay the european parliament more than $330000.00 and misused funds after her appeal to the court was rejected the former m.e.p. will now have to pay back the money she claimed for a parliamentary assistant who is based in paris the pen has vowed to take the case to the european court of human rights and french president emmanuel macron has
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hosted the 1st meeting of his newly formed environmental defense council he's been criticized by activists who don't think he's done enough to deal with global warming but others including many from the yellow vest movement say his environmental policies go too far. the wiki leaks founder julian assange just facing new charges in the u.s. bringing the total to 18 the u.s. justice department is accusing him of unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources and conspiring with former army intelligence analyst chelsea manning to obtain classified information in 2010 wiki leaks published thousands of secret diplomatic cables from the state department swedish prosecutors are currently trying to extradite a songe from the u.k. to face a rape charge scientists in the united states say the upcoming atlantic hurricane season could bring as many as 8 kane's they say the storms have been
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getting more powerful over the years and they blame climate change and you got to go reports from miami. 2017 atlantic hurricane season was one of the deadliest on record hurricanes harvie maria and caused billions of dollars worth of damage wrecking entire communities in their wake. according to the center for climate and energy solutions storms have increased in intensity over the past 3 decades fueled by warmer oceans and made worse by rising sea levels it's something researches at the school of marine and atmospheric science in miami have spent years studying this is the sustained for saudi professor brian house has no doubt that climate change is playing a role it's not a matter of belief this is not some political philosophy it's not a real it's not a religion as this is this is facts it's happening it's going to get worse unless we do something now. some models predict storms may become less frequent but
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stronger slower and wetter experts use the accumulated cycle index to measure storms and the atlantic ocean is in the midst of its wars stretch on record despite all the evidence that climate change is a factor in making hurricanes stronger there are still those that don't believe it president trump and many powerful republicans fall into that camp but researchers say it's now time to reinforce vulnerable communities and prepare for the worst assistant professor lundahl fraud barbaric law says officials should invest in sea walls restore barrier islands and build stronger structures so we know that we have some reserves into our structures or that we need to in hate so differently something that we have to start building up on a screen ago because where we know that the probability of stuff will happen in something different stated is the atlantic hurricane season begins on june the 1st but the national hurricane center's already named the 1st storm it's since weakened but if the predictions are accurate it could be
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a sign of things to come to gallacher al-jazeera miami florida. now a country that's home to nearly a 3rd of africa's elephants has decided to lift a ban on hunting botswana's government says they've increased in number in recent years and are threatening the livelihoods of small scale farmers conservationists estimate there are around 130000 elephants in the country. space x. is hoping to create a new world record by launching as many as 60 satellites the falcon 9 spacecraft successfully blasted off from cape canaveral in florida the mission is part of a plan to increase the reach of the companies while a service capability. hello i'm a star and with the headlines on al-jazeera the render modi's b j p party has been reelected with a massive landslide win in the parliamentary election where he told supporters in
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new delhi that he's got a mandate to build a new india. u.s. president donald trump has met with pentagon officials to discuss tensions with iran the u.s. has already sent extra water and fighter jets to the region over the past few weeks saying it's facing unspecified threats from tehran but iran's president hassan rouhani says his country won't surrender to u.s. pressure even if it's bombed the acting defense secretary downplayed the possibility of war with iran but strongly defended the military buildup in the gulf war just. this. so. i think those are their comments our job is to chance this. other mission. the. counterterrorism.
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security. jordan. in libya warplanes have bought into the offices of a breakaway faction of one of the country's 2 competing governments no one was hurt in the attack the building is used by members of the brook based house of representatives who moved to tripoli soon after the war khalifa haftar began his attack on the libyan capital in april eritrea has blocked social media platforms ahead of its independence day the reason is unclear but there's speculation the government might be trying to prevent people from organizing protests communication in eritrea is strictly controlled by the government the dutch social democratic party is the big winner of the european elections in the netherlands according to exit polls europeans are voting over the next 3 days to elect 751 parliamentarians the outcome in the netherlands will reassure established parties fearing a surge among the far right those are the headlines next stop is the stream to stay
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with us. jews there oh. you're just back from yemen what was the glimpse of the country that you go we listen to the children are deeply affected because of war we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter which is there a. year in the stream what's the danger of facial recognition technology civil liberties groups a privacy shouldn't trump protection but government and police argue that attack ensure safety what do you think. today will look at how major cities are taking very different approaches to facial recognition and explore how the chinese government is using this technology to track citizens but 1st how does facial recognition even work check out this clip from a documentary i filed for a.j.
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plus. facial recognition software creates data points that compare facial features databases are built from driver's licenses mug shots and surveillance video. the initial technology was developed in the 1960 s. today it's replacing fingerprinting and police lineups. facial recognition databases used by law enforcement in the u.s. included 117000000 adults that's one in 3 americans. san francisco california is widely known as attack hub but last week city officials voted to ban the use that they sell recognition by police and other government agencies proponents of the tax say it could help prevent or solve crimes but critics contend these systems are prone to error pointing to cases in which they appeared biased against women and people of color if adopted widely they argue facial recognition could be abused to target rights activists or marginalized
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communities. here with us to pack the debate matt cagle serves as a technology and civil liberties attorney at the american civil liberties union of northern california and london silky carlos' the director of big brother watch an organization tackling issues related to privacy and technology and last but not least in new york city lillian human is a security reporter for wired she focuses on information security digital privacy and hacking welcome to the stream everyone so here i want to start with you you know we heard a little bit there in the intro from that clip i played that outlined kind of the basics of facial recognition technology but what is it and why does it seem so ubiquitous today. facial recognition enables people to be identified in real time by surveillance cameras the most of which look like ordinary surveillance cameras and it completely changes the nature of placing so it enables that these
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potentially to identify and track thousands of people at any time which puts an awful lot of power in state hands and i think really rebalances the relationship between the citizen and the state so you know you said in your piece that it's replacing fingerprinting with fingerprinting a police officer has to ask you for your busy fingerprint you have to have interaction they have to have probable cause some kind of purpose with facial recognition we're all being subjected to this kind of a petrel police lineup we're all being treated as suspects so really help us break this down just even a little bit further than it was an excellent definition from silkie there but just for our international audience so when we're talking about racial recognition what for you makes this even more chilling perhaps than 50 t.v. and what's the difference between basal recognition and using some of the apps on our phone to either unlock our phone or to use facial recognition features on some of the apps we know and love. yeah i think that pervasiveness as he
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says that comes from the fact that our face is just sort of out there in the world and we're not necessarily choosing what sees it or what it interacts with you know when we use it in an app or to authenticate something that we intend or to go into a building that we want to go into or something like that you know it's an interaction where we're making a choice when we're being sort of passively viewed through cameras that are placed in public or sort of semi you know public private spaces that we're just moving through in our daily lives that that becomes kind of out of control where we're just walking along and our faces like leading in front of us in this new way so matt what concerns that san francisco lawmakers specifically have when it came to racial recognition. they're concerned about a lot of what's already been said you know facial recognition face surveillance
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provides the government with an unprecedented power to track individuals and groups ready with hardly lifting a finger on the in terms of human effort you can i mean imagine a world where you step outside your door and the government instantly knows who you are where you are who you're sociate ing with us and even the expressions on your face whether whether it's correct or it's just a guess this is a dangerous signal and she and some cisco at the heart of innovation here recognize that this technology has dangers unknown dangers right now it's inaccurate it's dangerous and if it's perfectly accurate it's dangerous to our democratic rights mad so they stuffed up in the act sorry i didn't mean to interrupt you i thought you were done but as you were talking i couldn't help but wonder as you were outlining all those things you know my i phone and apple knows all those friends and even just without the you know face i.d. technology that exists but it's not just lawmakers in san francisco of course that are concerned sara rashid tweeted in saying i am for the ban not only is that and
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they said way to profile people but there is no scientific evidence that patient recognition has helped improve safety or deter criminal activity i would love to hear from you say ok after we watch this video from brian hoffer he sent to thais he is the man who drafted the law that banned san francisco agencies of course from using this technology take a listen to what he said. i think we all intuitively understand the dangers of this technology that right now today it would be really reckless to use it because of its really high error rate but the bigger concern is actually long term that it's going to become perfect surveillance that we will not be able to move about society freely i think it would obliterate our 1st amendment protections like the freedom of speech religion assembly and association i can't detach myself from my face i can't. leave my house without my my my face and everywhere i go on oh no i'll be tracked so here forgive me your name sounds so similar to me i meant
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to ask willie let me i'm curious your thoughts. yeah i mean i think as you said there's just really a cumulative effect of this and i also really appreciate it mattes point you know whether this technology succeeds in becoming highly accurate which it currently is not or whether it stays in the state that it's in it's really dangerous either way because you're either sort of potentially misidentifying people or having you know people get involved who are totally unrelated to something or the situation that we were hearing from in that clip where you're constantly correct being tracked so it's kind of either way there's just this. serious concerns so i want to posit something for all of you and for our audience on the flip side of this and get your thoughts on it so we reached out to a local sheriff's office sheriff's office here in the u.s. who their department is using facial recognition in the cloud you can take
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a look at this web site here recognition mission can be used to identify suspects quickly now this is the washington county sheriff's office and they actually sent us a statement on what they're using it for and how it's gone for them and they say we can provide that facial recognition has been a successful tool for us and it has several success stories one thing to understand is the facial recognition software we use is not the deciding factor when identifying individuals if we input a picture of an individual and there is a result an investigator takes the information as a lead this is a human based decision not a computer based decision so when you hear this and you hear the explanation for why it might be necessary what you think about. well for starters we know that from recent reporting by the georgetown privacy center that many police departments are actually misusing a surveillance and facial recognition systems and that these systems don't make us
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safer so to build even a straightforward seeming for a surveillance system you need to get hundreds of thousands of photos of innocent individuals who never consented to be part of the face surveillance data base and really right now as we would as other guests have said it's inaccurate technology it's biased technology against people of color and particularly women of color and many of the critical public safety benefits are theoretical but what we do know is that it's bias it's inaccurate and that departments are being transparent about how they're using it there was a report recently and gizmodo that actually debunked some of washingtonians claims and found that they're not even following amazon's own guidance and it's a very poultry week guidance they're not even following that week guidance and using the system that doesn't make anyone more safe. so i want to push on just a little bit here in this conversation and move on to the united kingdom because police there and police departments had been conducting 3
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a facial recognition camera or earlier this year metropolitan police in london find a man 90 british pounds that's about $114.00 when he protested having his picture taken say ok talk to us about this case because you actually were there you saw with your own eyes. yeah it is it was really shocking and i think really speaks to . this new power imbalance that that occurs when police have facial recognition. a man came out of the train station and saw a group of us standing with placards in the flats letting them know that the surveillance cameras in the area were actually facial recognition cameras and a very very small act of resistance he maybe pulls the bottom of his jumper by his chin and we had been told by paint place of a says he. will watching how people were were responding to us informing them of the facial recognition cameras so very quickly he was sweep's by
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a team of police offices they demanded to know why he had deads to cover his face they just wanted his id they really riled him and he was about aggravated busy and they gave him a fine and this is sent chills across british society actually has been the clip of what happened is that millions of times online and i think people are now starting to wake up to what's happening in the u.k. with this technology and become outraged about it this trot so-called trial by the piece has been going on for 4 years now and we've been campaigning and we're still campaigning for it to come to an end because this is incredibly undemocratic democratic it's incredibly on british to see a massive a and install like this raising people's civil liberties and maybe change the nature of sense of society and freedom in the u.k. you know matt it's interesting we've outlined some of the dangers and you know a lot of people who are watching live on you tube right now are agreeing with you
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and also you know pointing to other things emery for example saying i think the technology on its own isn't the danger thing is it's the intent of the people who are using it it could vastly improve our lives or turn our countries into police states i just want to scroll down a little bit in this you tube chat he also goes on to say the same time the riches of silicon valley who are developing all these technologies are forbidding their own kids from using it so i think this is a sign that these technologies should be regulated your thoughts on that. yes so 2 points 1st. these systems once they're built and deployed the harm will be we won't be able to rein the harm in and that's exactly unfortunately where we've started to seem places like china history of surveillance histories around the united states and in other nations is a history of surveillance technologies being turned against people of color against activists and against immigrants we can fully expect governments to do the same
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with a surveillance technology and that's exactly why a coalition in sarah cisco not just of people who understand technology but 25 different organizations ranging from or exact represent immigrants rights to use racial justice to the homeless to even criminal defendants a diverse coalition is what came together here and said all of our lives depend on the freedom to walk down the street safely without being tracked all of our lives depend on the freedom to not be logged into a government database because we're advocating for our own rights in this democratic society and so while census those leaders recognize that here in the heart of technology they need to play safeguards in place for new dangerous technologies what really drove this was the community and a diverse community and that sort of movement i think is really important point that is possible everywhere that is not just something that can happen here is there cisco and we're already seeing the domino effect places here in california but also across the united states are considering similar similar bans lending and
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i think the idea and terms of you know the potentially until it if our police saying is that perhaps there could be a way if the technology were accurate enough and if there were enough incidents sort of how these algorithms work and how decisions are being made in a really granular way at each stage that it might be possible to set limits on how you can sort of query one of these databases or years one of these services so you know so police are able to sort of get their match or get their thing that they need without the cascading effect. but because as matt said once the systems are set up they're there and they're persistent it's difficult to know how to set those parameters and i think that's why i was the advocates are calling for this sort of pause you know particularly within the u.s. this week but in general because there needs to be some time sort of societal as
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a global community to discuss how to use restrictions might be possible if there are possible so you you mentioned something that happened this week and so i want to let our audience in on it's on wednesday the house oversight and reform committee in the u.s. how the 1st hearing on recognition technology to examine the impact on civil rights and civil liberties i want you to have a listen to the founder of the organization algorithmic justice league and she's speaking to congress about the systems and this in this clip in particular caught on c.-span here in the u.s. she's speaking to a representative of the standard. take a look at this tweet and britain now the exchange here because it's so interesting a.l.c. starts with our algorithms most effective on women some going to scroll down and have you listen to a little part of that. we need i heard your opening statement and we saw that these algorithms are effective to different degrees so are they most effective on
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women know are they most effective on people of color absolutely not are they most effective on people of different gender expression no in fact they exclude them so what different graphic is it mostly effective on white men and who are the primary engineers and designers of these algorithms definitely white men so so feel peer outside of the u.s. where you can see what it is the discussion is and that's happening in the u.s. what do you make of this in these systems and the inherent bias is that some would say a built in. it's a big problem and it needs to be really carefully examined we have similar concerns in the u.k. but we have pressured the pace to do some independent testing of the algorithms they're using in using a japanese company would any see. and we've asked if they understand what price is likely inherent in the technology and they have said basically that that that
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they're not interested but there's also issues with what kind of what shifts of being put together as well so we've we 1st sold this technology being used that looking hill carnival which is a black british celebration in london. and that's why this surveillance you know it was that community that we used as guinea pigs for this today and it's 2 years in iran which is just just incredible so it's you know it was a matter of not only how biased. but the people that lisa talking with it but i also think that some of the technology issues are temporary and i share other guests actually the better this becomes the more perfect tool for oppression it becomes as well you know most definitely and you know it's worth mentioning that you know i have a gauge of kind of how much our audience is responding to each show that we do here at the stream and this one has tons of twitter threads and tons of comments on you
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tube so i think you know it's generally something that a lot of people are concerned about wondering how many of the questions are left unanswered very quickly want to share history with you before we move on to our next portion of the show an organic african feminist saying what worries me the most is that we're asking what can we do a question about developing new technologies rather than also asking why are we doing this and what is motivating us to do this not asking the latter enables the facade of value neutrality that goes on into a very lengthy you know thread that you can check out on twitter of course for now though let's dive a little deeper into this conversation let's look at how the chinese government is using a sophisticated facial recognition network to track its own citizens with a focus on the minority weaker muslim community take a listen to this comment sent to us by cindy you a past guest on the show. china's you sufficient ignition technology fits into why do you know if it's a 10 to rollout a nationwide criticism whereby every system is rated only trustworthiness based on
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information from a data and yes it facial recognition in changing that way to seeing this way change will kiss up being recognized by cameras as they cross the road and then identity is displayed on big opals across the rage in china's proud coach at this sort of public shaming can be very effective. when you're hear that from from her there i mean in china's contacts is there a particular fear or is that are they taking this a step further i mean what can you have any content contextualize that for our audience. china should really serve as a lesson and instructive lesson of what the united states and other nations and frankly what the chinese chinese government should avoid one of the stories on the chinese use of this focus time mosque that previously years before before if a surveillance had been bustling at prayer hours and now that mosque is to desolate and deserted this just illustrates very clearly that showing a fact that happens when people know that going outside means having your face
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scanned your name logged into a government database and maybe your identity placed on a watch list for government agents but we would be fooling ourselves if we didn't think that the united states government had a history of turning surveillance technologies against these kinds of communities we have seen it with everything from license plate readers which scan vehicles to social media surveillance that the people who are disproportionately targeted by american governments and local and federal governments are people of color they are immigrants and we've seen black lives matter tracked and we're seen ice the immigration and customs enforcement agency deployed these similar kind of tools right now so it's really important and that's what is really important to act and defend ourselves right now and that's exactly what san francisco and now a domino effect of communities are going to do with this particularly dangerous technology. while some of the same in the u.k. i mean i just i just want to point out that even in the trial phase any day police
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have been using facial recognition against peace activists not the most dangerous people. and people with mental health problems as well so we haven't even seen you know that's a bold towards wealth or as heroin is and by the time i mean the stop point and the end point because technology is really just stepping in nature i think elaine. you know i also think that china is a really important example in terms of thinking about whether or not what we know about their system is true it's not that i particularly doubt that they could develop but you know this sort of mass scale ubiquitous special recognition i think it's probably all true but the source on it is the chinese government and the source on you know their ability to spot someone in a crowd of 50000 people at a concert or something all those sort of triumphs that they discuss and you know
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this type of footage that you're seeing on the screen and this is really all coming from them with not a lot of you know moving or independent audit and going on so one of the dangers you have is if the system isn't as robust or isn't as accurate as they say maybe someone who wasn't even jaywalking gets put up on the billboard and gets publicly shamed and that type of thing would be really difficult to bring to light so just again it shows the potential dangers either way whether a system is working as intended or not you know there are still big ramifications i think what's interesting is the idea of opting in and opting out and when you don't have that opportunity to opt in so i want you to take a look at this we did circulating online our producers found this before the show this is matthew brennan who treats wow china airport face recognition systems to help you check your flight status and find the way to your gate note i did not imply anything it accurately identified my full flight information from my face now
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that is pretty creepy to me it's eerie though i could see the argument that it makes things efficient but i want you to have a listen to a clip from 27000 that shows another side of this and it lucian who worked as the head of an aid station in shanghai explains how facial recognition software can help regular passers by on the street. that's a good thing if we think running this facial recognition system has reduced the time needed to do searches lighten the workload of our stuff and made our searches more efficient that lets us help people faster when they are unsure about their identity and helps us as much as we can to find their relatives and. so when it comes to talking about dementia patients are people who are outside the last basal recognition some would say well it can help and that silky what's your take on the beneficial uses and the opting in but but but not having a choice to opt in. i mean it might be that there are some beneficial
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uses i just haven't seen them yet and inherently. one particular issue is that is the inherent risks with life facial recognition in which there is no consent and that is inherently less so they attention unless identifying tool when you have a $1.00 to $1.00 face comparison will cause there's a whole host of things that can be useful for all but we must go play that with life facial recognition whereby thousands of people can be identified at any one time. very quickly i just wanted to throw this comment in there i was dumbfounded personally when people say this but. t.w. saying due to the large population in china i think it's necessary since it easily reduces crime and perhaps the majority of the chinese population except sit watching over me is fine unless otherwise i'm a criminal which will make me hate the system but we will be watching that's all the time we have for today thanks to our gas. only we can keep this conversation
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0. where every. an emphatic win for indian prime minister narendra modi's b j p party in the wilds biggest election. hello i'm mr and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up accusations that
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donald trump may use the needle. loophole to bypass congress. to saudi arabia and the u.a.e. . the u.s. adds to charges against wiki leaks founder julian assange. and tree lanka's president pardons among convicted of inciting violence against muslims. modi's b j p party has been reelected with a massive landslide win in the parliamentary election india's lower house the lok sabha has a 543 seats and the coalition led by moody's party the b j p looks set to win as many as 350 of those seats that's almost as many as they did 5 years ago the main opposition party the congress is way behind their coalition is expected to win only about 82 seats so how raman reports from new delhi.
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modi is on course to win a 2nd term as prime minister of india he arrived at his governing b.g.p. headquarters late on thursday evening jubilant by what his party had achieved. today we have witnessed citizens from every nook and corner of the country filling this beggar's hand i banged my head for india's 1300000000 citizens. but celebrations at b j p headquarters began earlier in the day and vote counting wasn't even over yet the votes of hundreds of millions of indians were tallied and candidates and their agents are focusing on the district centers and each constituency. the election commission says the turnout was the largest in indian election history more than 600000000 people voted out of the 900000000 who are eligible to take part in the 6 week election the issues a clear for some. people have voted for nationalism for the good of the country and for development work done by trust modi is the only person who can fight.
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corruption this is the reason only and as recently as a prime minister. this election has been one of the most divisive in recent years i think the security issue has been protected in a way that people's imagination was fixed. and then you start feeding them constantly. so it seems that in the post independence india the 1st time for the 1st time security issue has become such a big issue in india the opposition have congratulated modi many. during the campaign i said the people will decide who will rule the country and they have made a decision to firstly let me congratulate prime minister murty i must also thank my party workers for putting up a tough fight a battle is of ideology and vision and the people seem to have chosen to be j.p. . for now it's a moment of the j.p.
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supporters to say. to hell run joins us now from the capital new delhi so now it's been more than 24 hours since the counting began when are we likely to get a final official results. yes the stars here we are expecting the election commission to officially announce who the winner of the 70th indian general election is but won't come for a couple of hours yet the counting continues it's confirmed that the b j p alone as a party have now according to election commission on my website have won 299 seats and are in the lead in the 4 other constituencies with only 12 constituencies to actually consider so it seems a done deal and with their alliance partners around the country yes they will be hitting that $350.00 mark and after all the celebrations are over over the next few days there will certainly be a moment mr modi the prime minister will have to start talking about the economy
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and many other subjects to talk about that his professor. from the university of cambridge and joins me again on the program thanks for joining us we talked about the economy before and i think it can't be reiterated enough how the unemployment figure is the highest at the moment since 2016 as a rate sort of 7.6 percent and that has worried not just politicians but investors that's correct i think faces a huge economic challenge there has been this phenomenon called scruton india for these 10 years where actually growth rate figures are quite robust but there is actually an increase in employee and in employment actually the figures for the last year have been the worst in india's 45 year history not just in the last 10 years so it'll be interesting to see what more the does with it because this was also very important of plank in the opposition's attack on movie that he'd actually
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failed to deliver on the economy and the opposition in in between and had come up with some in innovative ideas and i don't know whether modi will push them or will want to actually be direct the economy in his mind one thing to see. i mean that we sort of focused on had suggested that as many as 11000000 jobs have been lost in 2018 and when you have an electorate a younger lecturer voting for the 1st time in the numbers of about $15.00 to $20000000.00 you wonder how that's going to balance itself out when you have youngsters saying to us on al-jazeera what we want for modi a jobs that's absolutely right but this would not be a new form of the because in 2014 to the 1st time voter the under 25 very aspirational looked up to more of the to actually create jobs and opportunities and they actually did not get that but strikingly modi has not politically been punished for it at least not for now so in a week more he will have to do something about that he would also have to work with as it were questions of what do you want to be means in terms of whether it wants
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to be more global or whether it will be more protectionist these are issues that these are issues that no longer can be kicked into the long grass because they're not here we'll see what happens in the coming months and hours but certainly for the rest of the day what we are expecting of mr modi's and the b j p's. election winners to congregate here in new delhi they will then talk about the way forward there is also a cabinet meeting expected to be settled and later a dinner with the president of india for the outgoing cabinet it's a busy day but yet nobody can get firm who is the prime minister look until the election commission themselves can legally confirm who has won the general election so how run with that update for us from new delhi thank you so how. well u.s. president donald trump has met with pentagon officials to discuss tensions with iran the u.s. has already sent extra water temps and fighter jets to the region over the past few weeks saying it's facing unspecified threats from tehran the acting defense
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secretary downplayed the possibility of war with iran but strongly defended the military buildup in the gulf. we want to rediscover a miscalculation so. i think those are fair comments that you know our job is to turns this is not about we have a mission that is freedom of navigation. counterterrorism. or. security of israel jordan. and there are reports the trumpet ministration is planning to bypass a congressional babble on weapon sales to saudi arabia there is concern that u.s. secretary of state mike pompei and other senior aides want the president to be able to act without the approval of congress the proposal emerged publicly when democrat senator chris murphy criticized it on twitter i'm hearing that trump may use an
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obscure new poll in the arms control act and notice a major new sale of bombs to saudi arabia the ones they drop in yemen in a way that will prevent congress from objecting could happen this week. alan fresh out has more from washington d.c. for. all normally under u.s. law congress is given 30 days notice before any form arms sales and then they can see year or nay another appears that donald trump is going to subvert the process by using a loophole in the law and declaring the sales to saudi arabia a national emergency in this he's being pushed by secretary of state might pompey or in that case the sales will go ahead no matter what and all donald trump has to do is provide congress with a letter of explanation of why he's the clear the specific seal a national emergency know there's going to be opposition to this if there is a gap between donald trump and republicans on capitol hill it certainly comes over
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the issue of sodium arabia you'll remember that earlier this year a bipartisan move in both the house of representatives and the senate to limit american support for the war in yemen was passed and it was only defeated when donald trump issued a very real veto the republican senators like lindsey graham big supporter of donald trump who says he doesn't want to see any arms sales to saudi arabia until the address the issue of crime prince mohammed bin salman who he says is responsible not just for the war in yemen but also for the model of journalist jamal khashoggi there are republican senators like marco rubio who says he wants to see any details before he would be comfortable with selling weapons to saudi arabia and there certainly are many many democrats in both the house and the senate who are very very anxious at the u.s. getting involved in arms sales to saudi arabia no this is happened before but
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you've got to go back to the 1980 s. when a president declared a national emergency to force through arms sales in this way the president then was ronald reagan the issue was the perceived threat of iran and the weapons sales while that was to saudi arabia. in libya warplanes have bombed the offices of a breakaway faction of one of the country's 2 competing governments no one was hurt in the attack the building is used by members of the brook based house of representatives who moved to tripoli soon after the war began his attack on the libyan capital in april the country remains divided following the overthrow of mormon gadhafi and 2011 united nations backs the tripoli based government of national accord the wiki leaks founder julian assange just facing new charges in the united states bringing the total to 18 the u.s. justice department is accusing him of unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources and conspiring with former
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a former army intelligence analyst chelsea manning to obtain classified information and 2010 wiki leaks published thousands of secret diplomatic cables from the state department swedish prosecutors are currently trying to extradite a songe from the u.k. to face the rape charge castro has more from washington d.c. the federal indictment of julian a songe cover a sweeping 18 charges 70 of them are counts that he violated the espionage act and there's an additional hacking charge and altogether if convicted back to back they carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison now the indictment alleges that assad in 2010 worked with former intelligence analyst chelsea manning to unlawful.


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