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Google to release political ads archive and transparency report in India

Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections in May-June 2019, Google will now release a political advertising transparency report and a searchable political ads archive for India in March. Google claims that the steps will bring transparency to election ads as voters can get information about who is... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Elections, News, Internet, India, Advertising, Social Media, Policy, Transparency Report, Political Ads, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Lok Sabha Elections

CAIT wants Commerce Minister to probe Amazon’s More acquisition and stay the deal

Traders’ body Confederation of All Indian Traders (CAIT) has asked the Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu to order a probe into the Witzig-Amazon joint acquisition of the More supermarket chain belonging to Aditya Birla Retail Ltd (ABRL), reports Business Standard. Note that this deal... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Government, Policy, Regulation, Fdi, Cait, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Suresh Prabhu, Online Vs Offline, FDI In E-Commerce, Confederation of All Indian Traders CAIT, Witzig Amazon

Tamil Nadu’s startup policy to focus on IoT, AI, ML, Saas; Fintech Centre

Tamil Nadu has released a Startup and Innovation Policy 2018-23 to provide an ‘innovative’ system for startups registered in the state. It also plans to make Tamil Nadu a ‘Global Innovation Hub’ for startups by 2023, reports BusinessLine. Additionally, the Union Ministry for... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Finance, Investments, Government, Startup, Policy, Funds, Fintech, Tamil Nadu, Innovation Fund, Digital Payments, Startup Fund, Fintech Centre, Global Innovation Hub, Union Ministry

IT Ministry asks Google and Facebook to take down “fake” food content: report

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has sent notices to Google and Facebook to take down ‘“false and malicious” videos and misinformation about the food safety and quality in India’, reports the Economic Times. The notices include requests for content take down and blocking of accounts... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Government, India, Policy, Content, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Economic Times, FSSAI, Ministry of Electronics

French data regulator slaps Google with a €50M GDPR fine over lack of transparency and consent

France’s data regulator CNIL has slapped a fine of 50 million euros on Google, claiming that the company was in breach of the EU’s data protection rule GDPR. CNIL said that it imposed the fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Privacy, France, Government, Advertising, Eu, European Union, Data, Policy, Data Protection, Cnil, Gdpr, Data Protection Authority, Personalisation

A serious and imminent threat to the open Internet in India

14 years is a very long time in Internet history. On December 14th, 2004, Avnish Bajaj, now a co-founder at VC firm Matrix Partners, was arrested, and sent into judicial custody without bail until December 24 that year. Bajaj had gone to Delhi to meet the police, and help with an investigation... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Encryption, Policy, Delhi, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Matrix Partners, Bajaj, Avnish Bajaj, IT Rules, IT Act 2008

India set to implement 15% methanol blending policy

In India, the transportation minister announced a national 15% methanol blending policy last week following an ongoing research project measuring air quality around the greater New Delhi region when M15 was used. The project has tested air quality after driving 3,000 kilometers on the fuel. The ministry will fund a center of excellence on methanol research at the Automotive Research Association of India while there is expectation that a coal-to-methanol plant will be developed over the next few ...
Tags: India, Policy, New Delhi, Producer News, Methanol, Automotive Research Association of India

Court of Appeals rules in favor of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

In California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decisive ruling upholding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard – the state’s landmark program to reduce climate pollution from the fuel used in cars and trucks. The court sided with California on all issues in the case, dismissed challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on numerous grounds, and awarded attorneys’ fees to the state. “This is a thorough victory for the climate and for the health and safety of Californians,” said Tim O’C...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Policy, Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tim O'Connor, Low Carbon Fuel Standard Judges

4 reasons Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for universal basic income

Despite being widely known for his leadership role in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. also played a central role in organizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.The campaign was one of the first to demand a guaranteed income for all poor families in America.Today, the idea of a universal basic income is increasingly popular, and King's arguments in support of the policy still make a good case some 50 years later. None Martin Luther King, Jr. is best remembered for le...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Identity, Washington, Race, America, Economics, Policy, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Richard Branson, Inequality, King, Martin Luther King Jr, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Virgin Group

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

The CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, has issued its first GDPR fine of $57 million (€50 million). The regulatory body claims that Google has failed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when new Android users set up a new phone and follow Android’s onboarding process. Two nonprofit organizations called ‘None Of Your Business’ (noyb) and La Quadrature du Net had originally filed a complaint back in May 2018 — noyb originally filed a complaint against Google and...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Policy, Paris, Dublin, Google Maps, Google Photos, Cnil, Max Schrems, Gdpr, Second Google, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

GoFundMe launches official campaign for workers impacted by government shutdown

GoFundMe is partnering with Deepak Chopra to launch a different kind of campaigns. The company is going beyond its usual role as a platform and hosting its own campaign to provide relief for government workers impacted by the current government shutdown. The company is partnering with several nonprofit organizations that are providing support to government workers. For now, GoFundMe is supporting #ChefsForFeds, an initiative that serves free meals in Washington D.C., as well as the National Diap...
Tags: Startups, Washington, Government, Policy, Government Shutdown, Gofundme, Rob Solomon, Trump, Deepak Chopra, National Diaper Bank Network

Indian data should be owned by Indians, not corporations – Mukesh Ambani, RIL

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and MD of RIL, has said that, “India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people ─ and not by corporates, especially global corporations. For India to succeed in this data-driven revolution, we will have to migrate the control and ownership of Indian data back to... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, Reliance, Mukesh Ambani, RIL, Data Localization, Data Localisation, MD of RIL

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports

The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. “Clearly, Huawei remains a viable and reliable participant in the Canadian telecommunications space, bolstered by globally leading innovation, comprehensive security measures, and new software upgrades,” said a...
Tags: Security, Asia, UK, Australia, White House, China, US, Tech, Policy, Beijing, Canada, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Vancouver

ShareChat removes 50,000 accounts with fake content

ShareChat has banned 50,000 profiles to keep pornographic, violent and fake content off of its platform, reports the Economic Times. A ShareChat spokesperson told MediaNama that the platform ran a campaign 6 months ago asking users to flag/report problematic content. However, the company refused to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Content, Intermediary Liability, Economic Times, Content Regulation, Medianama, IT Act, Indic, Fake News, ShareChat, Online entertainment content

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide vocal interest groups a bully pulpit from which to pressure politicians and bureaucrats with their fringe agendas. Community Actions embodies...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Florida, Colorado, Opinion, Government, US, Tech, Policy, Petition, Philadelphia,, Facebook Groups, Donald Trump, Mike Pence

#ThisIsOurLane: Can the movement to end gun violence succeed without addressing racism?

The movement fueling #ThisIsOurLane may fail Black Americans who endure a significant burden of gun violence. Responding to a tweet from the National Rifle Association (NRA) demanding we “stay in [our] lane” the medical community rose to the challenge. A new hashtag gained traction, thousands signed an open letter, and many shared graphic photos and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, National Rifle Association NRA, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

Why doesn’t the allied health field play a larger role in the care of patients?

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals defines the allied health sector as “professionals that are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Le...
Tags: Health, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall Street’s fees. That pattens is set to continue in 2019 as Silicon Valley darlings Slack and Airbnb take the direct listing approach. Have we reach...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, NYC, Finance, Government, Ipo, Funding, US, Tech, Banking, Policy, Netflix, Pandora, Zynga, Credit Suisse

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

In Washington, D.C., with the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures in a separate action. President Trump announced last October that he was directing the EPA to complete a rulemaking to eliminate the “unnecessary and ridiculous...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Government Shutdown, E15, RFA, RIN, Trump, Renewable Fuels Association, Geoff Cooper, Andrew Wheeler RFA

Proposed carbon tax plan would return proceeds to people once goals are met

A bipartisan group of renowned economists has proposed the U.S. implement a carbon tax.The tax would increase until climate goals are met, and all proceeds would be given back to the people in equal lump-sums.Recent research suggests that a majority of people would support a carbon tax policy that redistributes proceeds back to citizens. None A bipartisan group of renowned economists has a plan to help the U.S. cut its emissions and help stop rising global temperatures: Implement a carbon tax th...
Tags: Climate Change, Government, White House, Economics, Policy, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, Australia India South Africa

Take ownership of our broken health care system now

In health care, we enjoy a unique opportunity to create special relationships with our work. Few enter these professions for practical reasons, and fewer still survive rigorous training without genuine belief in what they might accomplish. And cliched though they may be, the many mission statements which purport the “art of caring” do convey something […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA

CCI approves Amazon-Samara’s acquisition of the supermarket chain More

The Competition Commission of India yesterday approved Samara Capital and Amazon’s joint acquisition of Aditya Birla Group’s More supermarket chains. @CCI_India approves acquisition of 49% equity share capital of Witzig Advisory Services Private Limited by NV... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Government, More, Policy, Regulation, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Aditya Birla Group, FDI In E-Commerce, Amazon Samara, Samara Capital, Witzig Advisory Services Private Limited, Samara Capital and Amazon

Malaysia looks to double biodiesel blending to 20% by 2020

In Malaysia, despite the several years of delays to get to 10% biodiesel blending from 7%, a shift that will be implemented in February, Reuters reports that the government is seriously looking at doubling the mandate to 20% as soon as 2020. The move should help to reduce palm oil stockpiles that are overhanging the market and weighing on prices, but the transportation fuel market is small compared to neighboring countries like Indonesia where major increases in blending can drawdown stocks more...
Tags: Indonesia, Policy, Malaysia, Biodiesel, Reuters

The U.S. Government Was Supposed to Tell Us How Hot 2018 Was Today, But, the Shutdown

If you’re wondering exactly how warm it was in 2018, you may have to wait for the U.S. government to start functioning again.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Politics, Science, Climate, Policy, Government Shutdown

Facebook to launch a political ads library in India next month

Facebook will put all political ads on its platform in India in a searchable online library starting next month. This library will contain contact information of the ad buyers and their official regulatory certificates, which have to match their government-issued documents, reports Reuters.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Political Ads, Fake News, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

IAMAI’s regulatory code for OTT platforms outlining principles and seeking a creation of grievance redressal; will it lead to self-censorship?

With the aim to provide a regulatory code for video streaming platforms, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has released a document called “Code of best practices for online curated content providers.” OTT platforms such as Netflix, Hotstar, Voot, Zee5, Arre, SonyLIV,... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Government, Censorship, Policy, Regulation, Content, Ott, IAMAI, Mobile Association of India IAMAI, OTT platform

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in February but that’s now not going to happen despite the need for a public comment period on the proposed rule before it is implemented.
Tags: Washington, Senate, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, E15, Reuters

Addressing gender violence in medicine

In medical school, we learn about Broca’s area, the region of the brain that when injured prevents a person from translating their thoughts into spoken word. When this area is damaged, from a stroke or traumatic injury, the person can hear a partner declare their love or a child cry, but are unable to vocalize […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Broca, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic

What’s wrong with crisis pregnancy centers?

Perhaps you have already heard of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). I see highway billboards for them on most of my long drives throughout the rural midwest. Recently, I received an email from a student interest group offering medical students to tour them. That inspired me to write this because, as health care professionals, we have […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA