TEC151: The IRS has backtracked on its plan to require facial recognition to access your tax data, but Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss why the plan was so controversial and problematic. Plus, how much faster our computers are today; a Linux smartphone; and crypto to help those in need around the world.
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- AhaStyle Protective Case for Apple TV Remote with AirTag Holder
- The IRS wants to scan your face
- Treasury Weighing Alternatives to ID.me Over Privacy Concerns
- IRS halts plan to require facial recognition for logging in to user accounts – CNN
- A Quadrillion Mainframes on Your Lap – IEEE Spectrum
- The PinePhone Pro brings upgraded hardware to the Linux phone | Ars Technica
- Starving Afghans Use Crypto to Sidestep Sanctions, the Taliban
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