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One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In the United States and Europe, the debate in the artificial intelligence community has focused on the unconscious biases of those designing the technology. Recent tests showed facial recognition systems made by companies like I.B.M. [...]

The Saturday Profile: A Rap Challenger to the Thai Military Junta

BANGKOK — The rhymes came to Nutthapong Srimuong before dawn, when Bangkok is as still as it can be and the night jasmine overpowers the Thai capital with its perfume. The country whose capital is turned into a killing field Whose [...]

The Saturday Profile: She’s on a #MeToo Mission in China, Battling Censors and Lawsuits

“I wanted to let my friends know, through this post, that #MeToo was very close to them,” she said. Advocates for women’s rights say that Ms. Zhou’s example has made it easier for other women to share their stories of abuse. While [...]

The Saturday Profile: He Helped Indonesia Through a ‘Year of Disasters,’ While Facing His Own

JAKARTA, Indonesia — For Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, this has been the year of living with disaster, both national and personal. Mr. Sutopo, the spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management agency, has become a household name as a source [...]

The Saturday Profile: The ‘It’ ’80s Party Girl Is Now a Defender of the Catholic Faith

Princess Gloria speaks from experience. Despite being raised a Catholic who spent summers with her grand aunt, a Benedictine nun, in the Black Forest, as a young woman she was less than serious about religion. At 19, the young aristocrat [...]

Market Lives up to Its October Historical Profile

For much of the year, the stock market has zigged when it should have zagged. Investors try to use historical data to anticipate the near-term direction for equities. True to form, Mr. Market loves to upend a perfectly good pattern. By all [...]

The Saturday Profile: A ‘Hillbilly’ From Arkansas, Doing Life in Qatar

Senator Boozman wrote to Mr. Trump in March urging him to “raise the issue of Mr. Downs’ release” when the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, visited Washington in April. It is unclear if Mr. Trump mentioned the matter. Mr. [...]

The Saturday Profile: A ‘Jane Austen for the Precariat’ Adjusts to Success, at 27

Ms. Rooney, who wrote “Conversations With Friends” while studying for a master’s degree in American literature, expected to reach readers like herself, “people who share my ideology or have a similarly jaundiced view of social [...]

The Saturday Profile: Star Athlete Is Injured in Egg Attack, and Italy Debates ‘a Racism Emergency’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Daisy Osakue, whose eye was struck in an assault, has become the bandaged face of a question confronting Italy: Is it more racist under the anti-immigrant government? Source: NYT > World
The Saturday Profile: Jewish Rapper Takes On Germany’s Hip-Hop Scene
Mr. Chpakov said his time as SpongeBOZZ was formative. He came to enjoy the anonymity of a cartoon character costume, and still insists on covering his face in videos and photographs. But the costume was also stifling. Mr. Chpakov started [...]