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Acxiom, a huge ad data broker, comes out in favor of Apple CEO Tim Cook's quest to bring GDPR-like regulation to the United States

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for sweeping regulation of advertising data brokers— essentially, an American version of the EU's GDPR data regulation law.  One of those data brokers is Acxiom, which said in a statement to Business Insider that the company also wants a national privacy law in the US. The company said that it is "actively participating in discussions with US lawmakers" around the issue. Acxiom, a large data brokerage, has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's ques...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Cook, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, United States, Tim Cook, Time Magazine, Iab, DMA, Acxiom, DPIA, America Acxiom

Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months

Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an interview with the social networking giant confirmed it’s launching checks on political adverts on its platform in Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union, reiterating too that ad transparency measures will launch in India ahead of its general election. Although it still hasn’t confirmed how it will respond in ot...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Advertising Tech, Indonesia, Australia, Government, India, Nigeria, Israel, US, Social Media, Tech, European Union, Ukraine, Philippines

Stephen Fry Narrates Two Animated Videos Explaining How Fear, Loathing & Misinformation Drove the Brexit Campaign

For millions watching in the UK and around the world, anticipating the looming Brexit deadline over the past two years has been like watching the slowest train wreck in history. But for those not following the coverage daily, the impending UK secession from the European Union is mystifying. Just how many trains are there, and where are they coming from, and how fast, exactly, are they going? From the future of food and drug imports, to the status of the “currently invisible” border betwe...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, College, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, George Orwell, Theresa May, Current Affairs, NHS, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Stephen Fry, Brexit

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested In Poland Over Alleged Spying

Chinese tech giant Huawei has fired Weijing Wang, an employee recently arrested in Poland over spying allegations despite security officials saying the espionage wasn't directly tied to the company. The staffer brought the company into "disrepute," according to a statement. Police also arrested a Polish citizen in connection to the case. Engadget reports: The incident comes at a particularly bad time for Huawei. On top of general distrust sparked by Western governments and intelligence agencies,...
Tags: China, Tech, European Union, Nato, Poland, Huawei, Engadget, Joachim Brudzinski, Weijing Wang, Wangzhou Meng

Poland calls for 'joint' EU-Nato stance on Huawei after spying arrest

Country’s foreign minister says both entities need to decide whether to exclude telecom giant from their markets Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges. Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudziński, called for the European Union and Nato to work on a joint position over whether to exclude Huawei from their markets following the arrest of the Chinese employee, Wang Weijing, and a former Polish security official on Friday. Con...
Tags: Europe, Technology, China, European Union, World news, Asia Pacific, Nato, Poland, Huawei, EU NATO, Joachim Brudzinski, Wang Weijing

Warning: “GDPR Extortion” Could Hurt Your Business, Here’s What to Do!

Most US-based business leaders are at least somewhat familiar with the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation.) Although this broad set of data regulations is designed to protect the privacy of citizens in the European Union, it will significantly affect US businesses as well. It will also likely lead to a new and costly cybercrime: “GDPR extortion.” How will EU-based data regulations affect businesses in the US? What is GDPR extortion? How can businesses protect themselves? These are the ...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Research, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Gdpr, Equifax, EU General Data Protection Regulation Although

Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners

Lisbon, characterized occasionally by some tech scene observers as ‘the warm Berlin’, has been threatening to generate more startups in the last few years, not least because it will now have the enormous Web Summit conference there for the next 10 years, and because it’s a cheap and great place to live. But the startups appearing have not quite been as numerous as many would like. It’s therefore fantastic to see a new VC fund appearing in the city, set up by three experienced stalwarts of the sc...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Tech, Spain, European Union, Portugal, Draper Esprit, Lisbon, Cristina Fonseca, Talkdesk, General Partner, Partner, IFD, European Investment Fund

Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. Nissan has been in this EV game for nearly nine years now. The company has sold more than 380,000 Leaf vehicles globally since the EV first went on sale in 2010. And while it debuted a refreshed version of its all-electric Leaf just 16 months ago, the automaker is back with another Leaf variant that...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Cars, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Transport, Nissan, Driver, Kia, Electric Cars, Charging Station

Google Only Has to Respect Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' in the EU, Court Says

Google is not responsible for protecting people’s “right to be forgotten” in any countries outside of the European Union, according to a preliminary opinion from the European court of justice.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Alphabet, EU Court Says

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’

Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Justice decision, search engines operating in Europe have been required to accept and review requests from private citizens to delist outdated or irrelevant search results associated with their name, balancing decisions against any public right to know. Google has been carrying out these delistings on regional Europe...
Tags: Google, Europe, Lawsuit, Privacy, Google Search, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Search Engine, Right To Be Forgotten, Rtbf, Cnil, AG, Court of Justice, Peter Fleischer

TransferWise applying for Brussels license in bid to navigate a ‘no deal’ Brexit

TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer company, is applying for a new licence in Brussels, in a bid to navigate a possible “no deal” Brexit as the U.K. prepares to leave membership of the European Union on March 29 this year. One of the definite plusses of EU membership, and something that has undoubtedly benefited U.K. fintech startups, is so-called “passporting” of financial services. This sees a certain level of financial regulatory harmony across the EU and means...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Belgium, Brussels, Lithuania, Brexit, Revolut, Transferwise, Nbb

Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Facebook is scanning nearly every post on the platform in an attempt to assess suicide risk. Facebook passes the information along to law enforcement for wellness checks. Privacy experts say Facebook's failure to get affirmative consent from users for the program presents privacy risks that could lead to exposure or worse. In March 2017, Facebook launched an ambitious project to prevent suicide with artificial intelligence. Following a string of suicides that were live-streamed on the platfor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, World Health Organization, The New York Times, Erickson, Ashley Madison, Gdpr, HIPAA, Center for Democracy and Technology, Duarte, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The EU is Banning Almost All Coal Mining on Jan 1

Every unprofitable coal mine in the European Union must cease production by the first day of 2019, the date on which all public funds for the mines will come to an end. From a report: In Spain, that means that 26 coal mines are about to close up shop, according to Reuters. This move away from coal is a refreshing bit of bluntness -- letting the failed remnants of a fossil fuel industry fade away -- compared to how the federal government in the U.S. is grasping at anything to keep coal alive. But...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, Reuters, TeleSUR

Here’s what to expect in cybersecurity in 2019

Around this time every year, my inbox fills with the same repetitive junk. “Would you consider putting [any random company] in your gift guide?”, “are you going to CES and if so can I pitch you [a gadget that literally won’t be around this time next year]?”, and, “do you want to cover [a company you’ve never hard of’s] predictions for next year?” To which I always respond: “No,” “absolutely not” and “predictions are not news.” The “predictions” emails piss me off. Most of the companies that offe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Australia, Navy, California, China, US, Tech, Cisco, Eu, European Union

A bitter fight between YouTube and the EU could have major implications for US tech regulation

The European Union's Copyright Directive,which is expected to be finalized in January, includes two provisions that would devastate YouTube's business if passed in its current form. YouTube has set up one of its most aggressive consumer-facing lobbying efforts ever to fight the law, and has managed to negotiate the language down to be less drastic. A bitter fight between YouTube and the European Union over a controversial copyright law could have major implications for how we think about...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, United States, Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Daniel Castro, ITIF, Danielle Coffey

perpetual beta 2018

The great thing about a blog is that it gives a view of my thinking and how it has progressed or changed over time. This year marked 15 years of freelancing and one new initiative was the perpetual beta coffee club — a community of professionals focused on work & learning in the network era — which now numbers over 50 members. A community is not a network and I am seeing more demand for safe community spaces online. Our community of practice has become a place to share ideas and have deeper conv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Learning, Nokia, European Union, Google Analytics, United Nations, eLearning, Risto Siilasmaa, John Kellden

The GPS Wars Have Begun

Where are you? That's not just a metaphysical question, but increasingly a geopolitical challenge that is putting tech giants like Apple and Alphabet in a tough position. From a report: Countries around the world, including China, Japan, India and the United Kingdom plus the European Union are exploring, testing and deploying satellites to build out their own positioning capabilities. That's a massive change for the United States, which for decades has had a practical monopoly on determining the...
Tags: Apple, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Tech, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Pentagon, Air Force, China Japan India, Asia Read

Is Lithuania another Iceland banking crisis in the making?

Revolut customers are protected by the Bank of Lithuania – but it’s not certain it will pay upIt is almost exactly 10 years since the 300,000 British customers lured into Icesave by high interest rates woke up to find that their £4bn in deposits had disappeared when parent company Landsbanki collapsed and the country’s entire financial system went into meltdown.Iceland’s deposit protection scheme instantly fell over. How could it not? A tiny country with a population about the same as Brighton f...
Tags: Apps, Europe, Business, Technology, Money, Economics, Financial Crisis, Eu, European Union, UK News, European Central Bank, World news, Banking reform, Banking, Financial Sector, Banks and building societies

The GPS wars have begun

Where are you? That’s not just a metaphysical question, but increasingly a geopolitical challenge that is putting tech giants like Apple and Alphabet in a tough position. Countries around the world, including China, Japan, India, and the United Kingdom plus the European Union are exploring, testing, and deploying satellites to build out their own positioning capabilities. That’s a massive change for the United States, which for decades has had a practical monopoly on determining the location of ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Space, Japan, Vladimir Putin, Government, China, Russia, India, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, United States

democracy and equality

Will technology empower or frustrate learning and will established powers control individuals or will something new emerge? These were the questions asked during the The Edinburgh Scenarios in 2004. The resulting scenarios were as follows. Web of Confidence: Technology advances, power shifts to emergent players. U Choose: Technology frustrates, power shifts to emergent players. Virtually Vanilla: Technology advances, power retained by established players. Back to the Future: Technology frustrate...
Tags: Technology, Democracy, Eu, European Union, eLearning, Edinburgh Scenarios

How politicians tried to sell Brexit to us

If we examine the two campaigns in terms of their message strategy, i.e. the way in which they sought to influence swing voters, significant differences become apparent.Remain is widely regarded to have been poorly executed – not a difficult accusation to sustain, given that it lost – however, I’d argue that it was not the execution, but the message strategy that was flawed. From a brand communication perspective its campaign is built on a classic proposition: Britain – Stronger in Europe. This ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Books, UK, Featured, US, Barack Obama, Nike, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ukip, Brussels, Nigel Farrage, Audi, Brexit

Qualcomm granted preliminary injunction to ban sale and import of Apple iPhones in Germany

Qualcomm has announced that the District Court of Munich found that Apple is infringing Qualcomm’s intellectual property for power savings in smartphones and granted Qualcomm’s request for a permanent injunction, ordering Apple to cease the sale, offer for sale and importation for sale in Germany. The injunction covers all models of iPhones that contain the infringing functionalities and apply to Apple’s European Union entities as well as Apple. The judgment is immediately enforceable once Qu...
Tags: Apple, Germany, European Union, Blogging, Qualcomm, District Court of Munich

Intel Attacks Qualcomm for Allegedly Stifling Competition

In an official statement Thursday, Intel called out Qualcomm for allegedly continuing to pursue its use of patent lawsuits and threatening lawsuits against its own customers and competitors even as multiple antitrust agencies have found Qualcomm to be violating competition laws with these tactics. From a report: The statement from Steven Rodgers, Intel EVP and general counsel, said that despite Qualcomm being fined by multiple governments around the world over its abuse of patents against other ...
Tags: China, Tech, European Union, Intel, Taiwan, United States, Korea, Qualcomm, Ftc, Intel Qualcomm, Intel Attacks Qualcomm, Steven Rodgers Intel EVP

French data protection watchdog fines Uber $460,000 for data breach

One by one, European countries are slapping Uber with a penalty for the way it handled its 2016 data breach. Today, France’s data protection watchdog, the CNIL, announced it was fining Uber $460,000 (€400,000). This event was a combination of bad security with bad reaction and good timing. Back in 2016, Uber faced a data breach that affected 57 million users, including 1.4 million users in France. According to the CNIL’s report, hackers managed to connect to Uber’s Github repositories usin...
Tags: Uber, Europe, Privacy, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy, France Newsletter, Cnil, Uber 's Amazon Web Services, Github repositories Uber

Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

Klaus Michael Vogelberg Contributor Share on Twitter Klaus Michael Vogelberg is the chief technology officer of Sage, a UK-based accounting software firm. A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important as the technology’s code itself. For the benef...
Tags: Startups, Column, UK, Technology, Privacy, Big Data, Oil, Social Media, Information, European Union, Smartphone, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Ethics, United Kingdom, New-York-Times

Google’s Cloud Spanner database adds new features and regions

Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed relational database service, is getting a bit more distributed today with the launch of a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations. The service is also getting a new feature that gives developers deeper insights into their most resource-consuming queries. With this update, Google is adding to the Cloud Spanner lineup Hong Kong (asia-east2), its newest data center location. With this, Cloud Spanner is now available in 14 out of 18 ...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Tech, European Union, Iowa, North America, Google Cloud Platform, Apache Hadoop, North America Europe

U.S. cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

By RAPHAEL SATTER LONDON — Hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday, an operation disrupted only after researchers discovered hundreds of intercepted documents lying around on the internet. The documents were discovered a few months ago after a malicious email was caught by the Redwood City, California-based Area 1 Security firm, according to company co-founder Blake Darche. He said the firm foll...
Tags: Business, Technology, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer, New York Times

EU Diplomatic Comms Network, Which the NSA Reportedly Warned Could Be Easily Hacked, Was Hacked

The European Union’s network used for diplomatic communications, COREU, was infiltrated “for years” by hackers, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with the unknown rogues behind the attack reportedly reposting the stolen communiqués to an “open internet site.”Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, China, Eu, European Union, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Diplomacy, Hackers, EU Diplomatic Comms Network Which the NSA

Russia may have nuclear arms in Crimea, hacked EU cables warn

Diplomatic messages describe annexed area of Ukraine as ‘hot zone’ and Trump as ‘bully’Brussels has launched an investigation into the apparent hacking of the EU’s diplomatic communications network, after thousands of cables were made public, including descriptions of Donald Trump as a “bully” and Crimea as a “hot zone” where nuclear weapons may now be present.The dump of confidential cables on a public site lays bare the concerns of EU diplomats and officials over the Trump administration and i...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, Ukraine, Hacking, Asia Pacific, Crimea, Donald Trump, Trump, China Continue

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