Facial Recognition For Porn Watchers, Losing Interest In Influencers and Libra's Substitute

Facial Recognition For Porn Watchers, Losing Interest In Influencers and Libra's Substitute

1/ David Marcus, who heads the Libra project for Facebook, told a banking seminar the group’s main goal remained to create a more efficient payments system, but it was open to looking at alternative approaches for the currency token it would use. “We could do it differently,” he said. “Instead of having a synthetic unit ... we could have a series of stablecoins, a dollar stablecoin, a euro stablecoin, a sterling pound stable coin, etc,” he said.

2/ The UK government is considering using facial recognition tech to age-block porn viewers. A junior minister in the UK government Matt Warman has said it is discussing using facial recognition to verify porn watchers, even though plans for a so-called "porn block" were ostensibly scrapped last Wednesday.

3/ Companies will funnel billions of dollars this year to the online personalities, known as influencers, who pitch their products on social media. Yet with no way to measure sales or verify how many people even see the ads, the companies that paved the way for the influencer economy—mostly early adopters —are questioning if it’s worth it. People are sick of being sold things all the time and the companies understand that. That's why some brands prefer to find other tools to raise awareness about their products and services.