#information-technology

Moscow adds facial recognition payment system to more than 240 metro stations
Moscow launched "Face Pay" on Friday, a facial recognition payment system implemented in more than 240 Mosmetro stations, "the largest use of facial recognition technology in the world," officials claim ( via The Guardian).
Debi Coleman, who contributed heavily to Oregon's tech sector growth, dies at age 69
Debi Coleman, who became one of the Portland tech sector's best-known and most-respected investors, has died.
TikTok is too big for mobile advertisers to ignore
Last week, ByteDance announced that its flagship product, TikTok, is used by more than 1BN people per month.
SFBT Friday Digest: Massive merger called off; Autonomous permits - San Francisco Business Times
Good morning, Bay Area, and welcome to the city's busiest month of the year: October.
Stocks fall as treasury yields ramp up to three-month high
U.S. stocks markets tumbled Tuesday as investors fled from high-flying tech stocks, dragged down as Treasury yields hit their highest levels since June.
Here are the Portland area's 25 fastest-growing jobs in the next decade - Portland Business Journal
Eating, staying healthy, programming computer numerically controlled machine tools - the careers projected to have the strongest growth in the Portland area cover both basic needs and others less basic.
3rd person charged in alleged $11M scheme to defraud Ontario COVID-19 relief fund | CBC News
A third person is facing criminal charges in connection with an alleged embezzlement scheme that is said to have defrauded $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds from the Ontario government.
US agencies consider a ban for newly-independent Honor
Security agencies in the United States are debating whether to place Honor, the former Huawei brand, on an export blacklist, The Washington Post reports.
Nation-state espionage group breaches Alaska Department of Health
Last week, Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) disclosed a security breach apparently made by a sophisticated nation-state level attacker.
Google Abusing Market Position in India - CCI Probe; Tencent Partially Lifts Rival Link Blocks
In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Google abusing market position in India - CCI probe; Tencent partially lifts rival link blocks; and Ketch secures additional USD$20m (£14.6m).