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Facial Recognition Machine: ‘Unbelievable’ and Legal

Facial Recognition Machine: ‘Unbelievable’ and Legal

Most people pass through some type of public space in their daily routine — sidewalks, roads, train stations. Thousands walk through Bryant Park every day. But we generally think that a detailed log of our location, and a list of the people we’re with, is private. Facial recognition, applied to the web of cameras that...

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Four things to do if you want to make money in music

Four things to do if you want to make money in music

Musicians have more ways to self-monetize than ever before, but all too often, it feels like that money is just out of reach. Putting out music yourself is not as hard as it used to be, but making money from that music takes a bit more work and know-how. It’s a minefield most artists still...

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5 Ways To Preventing Financial Child Abuse

5 Ways To Preventing Financial Child Abuse

A child doesn’t have to be bruised to experience abuse. There are many other ways a child can be harmed. One being Financial Child Abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention and Financial Literacy Month.   Many parents don’t abuse a child’s financial life to be malicious, but rather because they really are not aware that...

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg New Houseplant Cannabis Brand

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg New Houseplant Cannabis Brand

Canopy Growth is pleased to welcome Houseplant, a new brand of Canadian cannabis, to the Canopy Growth family today. Founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Houseplant represents years of product expertise and an unmatched attention to detail within each strain that has been carefully selected and grown. Commitment to cannabis quality begins with selecting...

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Plastic Bag Ban In New York

Plastic Bag Ban In New York

You’ve got about a year to stock up. New York state’s plastic bag ban won’t be taking effect until March 1, 2020. A deal on the ban came together Thursday afternoon, but the details dribbled out later. Baggies for “bulk items” such as produce will still be allowed. So will trash bags, newspaper bags, food...

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Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that...

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Don’t Use a Debit Card at the Gas Pump

Don’t Use a Debit Card at the Gas Pump

Don’t get skimmed. Card skimming, in which an illegal reader is attached to a payment terminal, is a pervasive financial scam, particularly at the gas pump. According to the National Association for Convenience Stores, a single compromised pump at a gas station can compromise 30 to 100 cards every day in the U.S. “These card...