Happy 2319 #2319Day pic.twitter.com/PcjZOqT4Wh— ıllıмυѕнιıllı (@fakedymond) February 3, 2019 Comments “2319! WE HAVE A 2319!” Happy #2319Day pic.twitter.com/eUVpc4hYvn— Jonathan (@Jonatha08077969) February 3, 2019 And here’s a human reenactment of the scene. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Toy Story Land is incredibly detailed Monsters Inc. fans are thrilled that Feb. 3, 2019 correlates into 2319 day. Walt Disney Pictures Monsters Inc. fans have more than just the Super Bowl to enjoy on Sunday.Since it’s Feb. 3, 2019, fans of the Pixar film were quick to that the date correlates to the code 2319, a number that leads to a sequence in a hilarious scene from the 2001 film.As pointed out by CNET sister site ComicBook.com, the scene in question involves the monster George (Sam Black), who gets an unexpected haircut as a result of getting a child’s sock stuck on his gloriously orange fur. At this point in the film, monsters think children are toxic, making the sock a big issue code-named 2319. 3:02 HAPPY #2319Day #redalert #MonstersInc pic.twitter.com/MeO0cp38HD— Bring your own Geek (@Bringyourowngek) February 3, 2019 39 Photos I think i’m funny #2319Day #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/MaNCKxwHxU— Chloseph (@ChlosterSays) February 3, 2019 3 Happy 2319 Day!!@WaltDisneyWorld @Disney @DisneyPixar @WaltDisneyCo @MonstersU #2319Day pic.twitter.com/ZdwQG2JcFH— Brad Fowler 🇺🇸 (@BradFowler11) February 3, 2019 Hidden details of Toy Story Land TV and Movies And a costumed one, too. Share your voice One even thinks 2319 could be a Super Bowl strategy (don’t do this). Have you posted your own 2319 salute on social media? Drop us a link in the comments and we may add it to this roundup. Happy 2319 day, and watch out for those socks! Just going to leave this here 😂 #Disney #2319Day pic.twitter.com/MzPGWjsgVn— Yoshi P73🍔🍟 (@Mexicanpancake7) February 3, 2019 Fans who remember the scene have taken to Twitter to celebrate the date, with all sorts of orange-ful posts in memory of George’s hair. Disney Pixar
Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 11 WhatsApp features you might not know Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Internet Services Post a comment 0 2:40 Tags WhatsApp Business is coming to iOS devices. Carsten Rehder/Getty Images WhatsApp Business is now available in Apple’s App Store. The Facebook-owned messaging app is expanding with the WhatsApp Business app for iOS users, according to a Thursday blog post. The business version of WhatsApp rolled out to Android devices in January 2018. The app has a suite of features designed to make it easier for small businesses to communicate with customers, including a quick reply feature, desktop support, and the ability to get verified business profiles and set up frequently asked questions. WhatsApp Business is available Thursday in the US, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Mexico and the UK. The app will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks. iOS 12 WhatsApp
Facial recognition Facial recognition is going to be everywhere Share your voice Tags Gender and race pose a challenge for facial recognition. Studies have shown the technology has a harder time identifying women and people with darker skin. Civil rights advocates warn that the shortcomings could adversely affect minorities. Several airports and airlines have rolled out the biometric tech across the US, offering a faster way to board your flights. The technology scans a traveler’s face and matches it with a passport photo provided to the airlines by the State Department. It’ll be used in the top 20 US airports by 2021. CBP says it has a match rate in the high 90th percentile, while a study from the DHS’ Office of Inspector General found that it had a match rate closer to 85%. Customs and Border Protection says the system is getting better. A spokesman for the agency noted that the OIG study drew from a demo in 2017 that looked at the potential for the Traveler Verification Service.”In the current deployment of TVS,” the spokesman said, “CBP has been able to successfully photograph and match over 98% of travelers who have photos in U.S. Government systems.”In addition, CBP is working with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology to analyze the performance of face-matching tech, “including impacts due to traveler demographics and image quality,” the spokesman said. A lack of diverse data is what led to racial bias with facial recognition to begin with. Experts have suggested that photo databases for facial recognition could be using more images of white people than people of color, which skews how effective the technology is for minorities. Jake Laperruque, a senior counsel at the Constitution Project, is concerned that the agency is turning a blind eye to the potential for racial bias at airports.”The comments reflect a troubling lack of concern about well-documented problem of facial recognition systems having higher error rates for people of color,” Laperruque said in an email. “CBP can’t simply ignore a serious issue and take a ‘see no evil approach’ — if they’re not willing to confront serious civil rights problems and deal with them, they shouldn’t be trusted to operate a program like this.” Originally published May 6.Updated May 8: Added comment from a CBP spokesman. 10 Comments A woman boarding an SAS flight to Copenhagen goes through facial recognition verification system VeriScan at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images Facial recognition technology is prone to errors, and when it comes to racial bias at airports, there’s a good chance it’s not learning from its mistakes. Debra Danisek, a privacy officer with US Customs and Border Protection, talked to an audience Friday at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Summit about what data its facial recognition tech collects — but more importantly, what data it doesn’t collect.”In terms of ‘Does this technology have a different impact on different racial groups?’ we don’t collect that sort of data,” Danisek said. “In terms of keeping metrics on which groups are more affected, we wouldn’t have those metrics to begin with.” In other words, while the CBP does collect data that’s available on people’s passports — age, gender and citizenship — to help improve its facial recognition algorithm, it doesn’t gather data for race and ethnicity, even when a passenger is misidentified.So the CBP doesn’t know when there’s a mismatch based on a person’s skin color. It’s relying on reports from the Department of Homeland Security’s Redress program to identify when that happens. “If they notice we have a pattern of folks making complaints this process, then we would investigate,” Danisek said. Now playing: Watch this: Politics Security 3:28
The logo of India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen on the facade of the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru on July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N ChinnappaHomegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart is in early talks to buy a large minority stake in online ticket booking company BookMyShow, as it seeks to attract more people and retain old customers.Flipkart wants to invest fresh capital into BookMyShow and also buy shares from some of its investors. But, there were no reports on the amount that Flipkart plans to invest in BookMyShow, Economic Times reported.The last round of funding for BookMyShow came from Stripes Group at Rs 550 crore, which was one of the largest funding rounds for any internet company this year. Accel Partners, SAIF Partners and Network18 also funded the company at a valuation more than Rs 3,000 crore.Accel is an investor in Flipkart as well. According to the reports, Flipkart had initially planned to buy BookMyShow. However, a stake sale is more likely than an outright sale.Reports said last month BookMyShow posted a profit of Rs 3.17 crore for the financial year 2016. But this profit came after the company reported losses for two consecutive fiscal years. It had posted Rs 13.52 crore loss in fiscal year 2015 and Rs 3.98 crore loss in FY14.The sales growth took a hit mainly because of a push by Paytm into movie tickets. But over the past few months, BookMyShow has limped back to growth and it still controls a majority of movie ticket bookings.Now, a partnership with the ticketing market leader BookMyShow will give Flipkart, which is also building its payment platform Phonepe, a big role in the ticketing market. Bookmyshow.comBookMyShow is also focusing on local language content for both its video and audio platforms to penetrate tier 2 and tier 3 cities, a move that will be helpful for Flipkart as it seeks to serve deeper in the smaller areas.Flipkart – India’s most acquisitive companyFilpkart has raised nearly $3 billion in two tranches this year from SoftBank Group Corp, Tencent Holdings and others. The online retailer plans to pursue more Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals.Last month, Flipkart bought F1 Info solutions, which offers repair services for mobiles and electronics, for an undisclosed amount.Flipkart is India’s most acquisitive internet firm. Since 2007, it has bought more than 20 companies. Its largest acquisition till now is that of online retailer Myntra for more than $330 million in May 2014. Earlier this year, the company also tried to buy its smaller rival Snapdeal, but the deal failed because of differences over valuation.
The election commission is uncertain whether it can bring amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.”After receiving the review (report) over proposed amendments from the (EC’s) subcommittee, it will be clear if the RPO amendments can be made effective by passing in this (10th) parliament,” said EC secretary Helalauddin Ahmed while briefing reporters after a meeting of the commission on Thursday.He made the remark responding to a question whether the commission will get time to make the RPO amendment passed in the 10th parliament.When the draft amendment is finalised, the commission will be able to say whether the amendment could be passed in the next session of parliament, he added.The EC is yet to finalise the draft amendment to RPO though it was supposed to do this by December last as per its roadmap prepared for the next general election.The EC’s ‘subcommittee to reform electoral laws and rules’ placed a set of proposals regarding the RPO amendment in the EC’s meeting on 9 April.The commission in its meeting on Thursday discussed the proposals and sent those to the subcommittee for further review.The EC secretary said the subcommittee brought 35 amendment proposals for the RPO and the commissioners examined those in the meeting. The commission asked the subcommittee to review the proposals further.Helaluddin said though no timeframe was fixed for the subcommittee to place the review report, it was requested to do it as early as possible.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. UNB File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday jointly inaugurated the HVDC (2nd Block) station at Bheramara in Kushtia.The power station has been set up for the import of additional 500MW of power from India by Bangladesh.The Bangladesh and Indian prime ministers also jointly inaugurated the rehabilitation of Kulaura- Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railway.Besides, the Bangladesh and Indian PMs and Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Dey jointly inaugurated the construction work on Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge railway link (Bangladesh portion).