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Nobel Peace Prize, Iran, Washington Mystics: Your Friday Briefing

Chris Stanford

Millions of images from...

Millions of images from Flickr, the photo-sharing site, are now part of a database called MegaFace, which contains the likenesses of almost 700,000 people. Their average age is 16, according to the database’s creators.

Dozens of companies have used MegaFace to train face-identification algorithms. By law, most Americans in the database don’t need to be asked for their permission, but the situation has led to privacy concerns[1] and, potentially, financial penalties for the companies that have used it.

Turkey escalates campaign: At least 23 Kurdish fighters were killed as Turkish forces stepped up their attack[2] on the militia in Syria.

737 Max review: A multiagency report faulted both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration[3] in the certification process for the plane, which has been involved in two deadly crashes. The Times obtained a draft copy of the report, which is expected to be released today.

Power cuts in California: The high winds that prompted the state’s largest utility to turn off electricity for hundreds of thousands of customers are expected to die down today. The outages, part of a wildfire safety program, were increasingly dangerous for sick and elderly residents[4].

Typhoon menaces Japan: The country’s meteorological agency warned today that Typhoon Hagibis could be as strong as a storm in 1958[5] that killed more than 1,200 people. Hagibis is expected to make landfall this weekend.

From The Times: As many as 15 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, amounting to hundreds of thousands in the U.S. every year. Our Opinion section invited readers to talk about one of[6] the loneliest experiences[7] that millions of women have faced.

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