CBS: How does MoviePass work and will it stick around?

MoviePass is promising a month's worth of movie tickets - for about the cost of a single admission. Senior film and news editor for Variety, Brent Lang, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how the pass works and what this could mean for the consumer, the company and the theater industry.


Yahoo Finance: ‘Netflix for movies’ drops subscription price

‘Netflix for movies’ subscription service MoviePass just cut its monthly fee to $10/month! Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Jen Rogers, and Seana Smith talk about what MoviePass is and whether it will bring customers back to theaters after a disastrous summer for the box office.

Travel Weekly: Another travel item to consider

"While many people have their security staff, Zone Intelligence, the new global concierge security service, offers a variety of real-time, technology-based threat-mapping and tracking services that combine with on-the-ground security."

-Jeri Clausing

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Campus Spotlight: Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT jointly hosted a two-day international workshop on Urban Data Science with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Ali Raza, left, associate professor of network and system administration at RIT Dubai, met briefly with keynote speaker Ted Farnsworth, CEO and founder of RedZone, who discussed “Innovative Technology as a Mitigating Factor for Crime and Terrorism in Urban Areas.” The workshop, sponsored by RIT Global and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, drew in more than 40 international experts in data science, social sciences, cloud and distributed computing, urban sustainability, public policy and software engineering.

Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Voice of America on RedZone Map

RedZone is a navigation app that provides real-time insights into developing situations such as shootings, assaults and the like, and finds fast and safe routes so users can leave the area safely. Using a color-coded map, the app combines real-time crime and social data from government agencies with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to guide users to safety in several countries, including Germany, Britain, U.S., and France.

According to its founder, Theodore Farnsworth, RedZone automatically sources crime data and adds corresponding tags to its maps of cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and others. The map also benefits from crowdsourcing and community collaboration to keep users aware of their surroundings.

As the app expands, it will include additional capabilities, such as delivering real-time notifications of criminally-active individuals in public spaces and during live events. To do that, though, the app needs access to data from public surveillance systems and law enforcement facial recognition databases. The plan is to enable users to identify potentially dangerous individuals whose image they happen to capture during a public event, for example.

Techtonics asked Farnsworth about the potential of these technologies collecting data about passersby who might not know they are in the surveillance crosshairs. He said the goal is “keeping the public safe, not exploiting the images of innocent passersby.”

For the moment, the company does “not hold onto any personal data or have databases with any personal information,” he said.

 - Aida Akl, Voice of America

Fox Business: RedZoneMap Founder Talks Terrorism & Artificial Intelligence

MIAMI & NEW YORK (May 23, 2017) In light of the Manchester bombing in the United Kingdom, much has been said about what can be done to stop future attacks. While that question is generally left to law enforcement officials, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. Chairman and RedZone Map Founder and CEO, Ted Farnsworth, spoke with Charles Payne on Fox Business News about how HMNY's facial recognition technology could be used to help prevent future attacks.