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John Oliver Wants to ‘Burn’ Facial Recognition Technology Down

John Oliver does not recognize much good coming out of the facial recognition technology boom.

“The growth of facial recognition — and what it’s capable of — brings with it a host of privacy and civil liberty issues,” the HBO host said on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.”

That sentiment applies even more during the current wave of Black Lives Matter protests. Law enforcement agencies could use photos and videos from such demonstrations to identify and target protestors — especially those with outstanding warrants.

It wouldn’t be the first time that happened, Oliver said last night.

“Burn it all down,” Oliver strongly suggested of the software. “Burn everything down.”

Making matters even more concerning, the current wave of facial recognition tech isn’t exactly error-proof — especially when attempting to identify women or people of color. That fact feels extra problematic these days.

We’ll let Oliver walk you through the details.

Watch the video above.

8 New Summer TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From ‘Don’t’ to ‘Labor of Love’ (Photos)

With all due respect to « America’s Got Talent, » summer is not exactly the time when Nielsen ratings threaten to fall off the charts — at least, not the top of the charts. And when it comes to new series, a summer slot isn’t generally a vote of confidence from the network.

Due to coronavirus production shutdowns, Summer 2020 should be an especially soft season. Click through our gallery to see how each freshman show’s debut on broadcast television fared in total viewers.

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Fox

The CW

Rank:  6      Show:  « Celebrity Watch Party »    Net: Fox         Total Viewers: 1.8 million

Fox

Rank:  5     Show:   « The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! »      Net: ABC         Total Viewers: 2.4 million

ABC

Rank:  4      Show:  « The Genetic Detective »      Net:    ABC        Total Viewers:  3.2 million

ABC

Rank:  3     Show:  « Don’t »         Net: ABC            Total Viewers:  4.2 million

ABC

Rank:  2       Show: « Game On! »        Net: CBS          Total Viewers: 4.5 million

CBS

Rank: 1        Show: « Ultimate Tag »       Net: Fox       Total Viewers:    4.6 million

Fox

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Nielsen sheets are cooling off as the months warm up

With all due respect to « America’s Got Talent, » summer is not exactly the time when Nielsen ratings threaten to fall off the charts — at least, not the top of the charts. And when it comes to new series, a summer slot isn’t generally a vote of confidence from the network.

Due to coronavirus production shutdowns, Summer 2020 should be an especially soft season. Click through our gallery to see how each freshman show’s debut on broadcast television fared in total viewers.

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