An Oregon town couldn’t afford to hire cops for the night shift, so it proposed installing security cameras manned by volunteers who can identify ‘hardcore criminals’ just by looking at them

A small Oregon town can’t afford police officers at night, so the city council approved a proposal to install security cameras manned by volunteers. The idea has sparked condemnation from civil-rights advocates who have raised concerns about racial profiling. One town official said the volunteers would be able to identify “hardcore criminals” just by looking at them. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. A small Oregon town that can’t afford to employ police officers for night shifts plans to install security cameras and recruit a group of volunteers to man them. Cave Junction’s city council voted unanimously last month to install eight cameras on streetlights and give a local group… Read More

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Sundar Pichai is taking over Google parent company Alphabet at a pivotal moment. Here are the key challenges he faces. (GOOG)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now becoming CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, as well. His promotion comes at a pivotal moment for the $893 billion company. Alphabet faces an array of challenges, from ongoing employee unrest to mounting political and regulatory scrutiny. And Pichai will also have to ensure that its booming business continues to grow and please investors. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, is now officially becoming the CEO of the search giant’s parent company, Alphabet, as well — and he does so at a pivotal moment for the company. The $893 billion tech giant’s business is booming: Revenues are trending… Read More

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Joe Biden declares he doesn’t need Obama’s endorsement to win the 2020 primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden insisted this week that he doesn’t need a formal endorsement from President Barack Obama to win the 2020 Democratic primary. “Everyone knows I’m close with him,” Biden told reporters of the former president. “I don’t need an Obama endorsement.” The Delaware native also told reporters that his strong ties with the base of the Democratic Party, including black voters, made him invaluable to Obama’s presidential campaigns. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Former Vice President Joe Biden insisted this week that he doesn’t need a formal endorsement from President Barack Obama to win the Democratic primary because voters already know he’s “close” with the… Read More

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The life of Google cofounder Larry Page, who just stepped down as CEO of Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL)

Larry Page founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 and has served as CEO of its parent company, Alphabet, since 2015. Page and Brin both stepped down from their roles on Tuesday. They wrote in a letter that “Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a president,” leaving Sundar Pichai to lead both as CEO. Here’s how Page got his start, and how he built Google into what it is today. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Larry Page is one of the most powerful people in the world. The quirky, soft-spoken computer scientist co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998. As Google evolved into a multi-billion-dollar… Read More

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