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May 2020 SM Online

FACIAL RECOGNITION
Research from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology found facial recognition algorithms’ accuracy rates vary widely across demographics.

INSIDER THREATS
Carnegie Mellon University offers recommendations based on research and analysis of more than 1,500 cases of insider threat in its report Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats. 

REMOTE CYBERSECURITY
Remote work is here to stay, but IT leaders fear that it leaves organizations vulnerable to cyber risks.

ROBOT WARFARE
A report from RAND explores the possibility of future warfare conducted not by soldiers but by robots driven by artificial intelligence (AI).

REMOTE WORKERS
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the remote workforce in the United States.

AI AND THE MILITARY
Although artificial intelligence (AI) may offer advantages in the military context, it may also introduce distinct challenges. The Congressional Research Service explains.

IT AUTOMATION
A Ponemon Institute survey found that IT professionals are increasingly leery of how automation will affect their jobs.

INTEL STRATEGY
The new U.S. National Counterintelligence Strategy is a “paradigm shift” in America’s approach to counterintelligence, calling on the private sector to work with the U.S. government to protect critical infrastructure, reduce threats to supply chains, and counter foreign influence.

SUPPLY CHAIN
The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 was enacted to protect communications systems from threats posed by untrusted suppliers like Huawei and ZTE.

5G NETWORK
The United Kingdom government will allow the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to supply some “non-core” parts of the country’s 5G network.

E-COMMERCE
A U.S. executive order introduced new rules to battle trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods that impact e-commerce.

CHILD LABOR
Chipotle was fined $1.4 million by Massachusetts for letting teenagers work too many hours per week and too late on school nights for a total of roughly 13,000 violations.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
A woman sued a motel where she was held against her will by a man who assaulted her and planned to prostitute her.

HATE CRIME
A Utah man was convicted on hate crime charges after attacking three men with a pole.

SEX TRAFFICKING
A college student’s father moved in with her and targeted her roommates for sex trafficking.

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
Prestige Care/Senior Living will pay a $2 million settlement in an EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit.

RETALIATION
The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church settled a retaliation discrimination suit for $500,000.

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a religious bias claim against Walgreens.

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