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Why Huawei’s Google issues worry Africa

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Most Africans are online today thanks to cheap Chinese smartphones Google’s decision to withhold its Android software from Huawei is being seen as the beginning of a technology cold war that could compel African countries – in the future – to choose between US and Chinese technology, analysts have told…

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FTC Members All Press Congress for Tough National Personal Privacy Protections

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ederal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons, left, testifies during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, regarding consumer protection on data privacy. Simons is joined at the witness table by, from left, FTC Commissioners Christine Wilson, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Noah Joshua Phillips and Rohit Chopra.Photo: Susan…

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Lack of management in open source results in source-available licenses

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Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s behavior toward open source combined with lack of leadership from industry associations such as the Open Source Initiative (OSI) will stifle open-source innovation and make commercial open…

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Is solar geoengineering insane, or just crazy enough to work?

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By Jeremy Deaton6 minute ReadThe UN Environment Assembly recently considered a proposal to research solar geoengineering, as it’s known, an outlandish scheme to cool the Earth by blanketing the heavens with aerosols –chemicals that would reflect a small measure of sunlight back into space, lowering the average global temperature. The measure failed, not because countries were…

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What the Increase of Blockchain can Teach the Regulatory Environment

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There’s a lot of speculation around whether blockchain technology will fundamentally transform the regulatory processes and requirements for companies raising money on public markets — but that may not be the best way to frame the conversation. The rise of blockchain can teach the regulatory environment. Certainly, there are aspects of the current regulatory environment that…

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Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial acknowledgment software to law enforcement

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Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 5:57 p.m. ET May 22, 2019 | Updated 8:27 a.m. ET May 23, 2019CLOSE San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restriction. (May 14) AP, APAmazon will continue selling the company’s facial recognition technology…

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GOP Rep. Hurd Rips Trump for Fake Pelosi Video – Newsmax

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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a frequent GOP critic of President Donald Trump, picked up his attacks after the president shared a slowed-down video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “You shouldn’t disseminate information that you know is ultimately doctored,” Hurd told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And this is going to escalate this debate and this fight.” A…

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GOP Rep. Hurd Rips Trump for Fake Pelosi Video – Newsmax

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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a frequent GOP critic of President Donald Trump, picked up his attacks after the president shared a slowed-down video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “You shouldn’t disseminate information that you know is ultimately doctored,” Hurd told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And this is going to escalate this debate and this fight.” A…

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Closing the Worldwide Governance Space

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The current wave of new technology is likely to transform the world, perhaps more deeply than ever before, and will potentially accelerate economic growth. Finding effective ways to govern in this digital milieu will be the biggest global challenge of the twenty-first century. WASHINGTON, DC – Technological waves have always driven social and political change…

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Amazon shareholders turn down proposal to restrict sales of AWS face recognition software application

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In brief: Amazon has been at the center of the debate around facial recognition technology and its implementation by law enforcement. Shareholders won the right to vote on whether or not to ban sales pending an independent inquiry, but in the end only 2% voted for the motion. In April we reported that shareholders had…

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