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robinhoodnyc:

Building gingerbread houses and a sense of community.

This weekend, Robin Hood supporters and staff visited Women In Need to spread holiday cheer to some of the 1,300 children living in the shelter.  Located in East New York, WIN offers transitional housing and support services to woman and their families. The site visit included a tour of their facility and an opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses with children and families that benefit from Women In Need.

Since 1989, Robin Hood has provided funding to WIN facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Last year, WIN moved over 500 families from shelter to permanent housing. In doing so, WIN has served over 10,000 individuals, connecting more than 1,000 families to Medicaid, public assistance and food stamps.

8bitfuture:

New system tracks mall shoppers using cellphone signals.
The Footpath technology uses monitoring units distributed throughout malls to track customers behavior by triangulating their cellphone signals. Reports are compiled on where customers spend the most time in the mall, to help retailers decide where to place advertising. It will even show if a customer has gone to a specific shop after seeing a certain sign or billboard.
The technology has been trialed in two US malls, with the malls quick to assure customers that no personal data is collected or stored.
Potentially a further privacy concern for customers would be if the technology was combined with security camera data. Facial recognition technology could be used to cross reference against payment data to build large profiles of individual shoppers behavior.
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8bitfuture:

New system tracks mall shoppers using cellphone signals.

The Footpath technology uses monitoring units distributed throughout malls to track customers behavior by triangulating their cellphone signals. Reports are compiled on where customers spend the most time in the mall, to help retailers decide where to place advertising. It will even show if a customer has gone to a specific shop after seeing a certain sign or billboard.

The technology has been trialed in two US malls, with the malls quick to assure customers that no personal data is collected or stored.

Potentially a further privacy concern for customers would be if the technology was combined with security camera data. Facial recognition technology could be used to cross reference against payment data to build large profiles of individual shoppers behavior.

  • Track Name

    Tractor

  • Album

    Wisconsin Life

  • Artist

    Dean Bakopoulos

wilife:

Tractor:

It’s the first day of fall, and with that nip in the air comes the last outdoor activities before the snow flies. The sounds of tractors and chainsaws fill the autumn air. Writer Dean Bakopoulos tells us about his first experience felling trees.

Dean Bakopoulos is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and a creative writing professor at Iowa State University. His most recent novel is My American Unhappiness.

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