Bloomberg title: The U.S. Is Learning to Win the Information War Against PutinBloomberg subtitle: Biden’s willingness to publicly release sensitive intelligence on Russia and Ukraine is savvy, but not without risks.Opinion by: Hal BrandsDate: 22 February 2022 "Intelligence work happens in the shadows, but the Ukraine crisis is dragging it into the sunlight. One of...
12 Feb, 2022
Bloomberg title: Meta’s European messBy: Naomi NixDate: 10 February 2022 "Meta Platforms Inc. has waded into another political fight. The social media giant said in its annual report last week that it may break up with Europe if regulators there don’t come up with a fix for the legal ambiguity over transatlantic data transfers. Some of those political leaders...
12 Feb, 2022
Bloomberg title: We’re Fine Without Facebook, German and French Ministers SayBy: William Horobin and Zoe SchneeweissDate: 7 February 2022 "Meta Platforms Inc.’s veiled threat to quit Europe because of blocked talks over privacy rules was more like music to the ears of two top German and French politicians. “After being hacked I’ve lived without Facebook and Twitter...
8 Feb, 2022
On 1 February 2022, the FT reported that "Japan’s population shrank by 630,000 people [in 2021], or one Luxembourg. Between now and 2040, it is forecast to have declined by a further 16mn, or one Cambodia." This news will be our new reality, following decades of doom messages on overpopulation. Labour shortages are already common, while the Covid-19 pandemic is...
30 Jan, 2022
Washington Post title: China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents showBy: Cate CadellDate: 31 December 2021 "China is turning a major part of its internal Internet-data surveillance network outward, mining Western social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to equip its government agencies, military and police with information on foreign targets,...
We invited an AI to debate its own ethics in the Oxford Union – what it said was startling (the Conversation)
23 Dec, 2021
The Conversation title: We invited an AI to debate its own ethics in the Oxford Union – what it said was startlingAuthors: Dr Alex Connock and Professor Andrew StephenDate: 10 December 2021 "Not a day passes without a fascinating snippet on the ethical challenges created by “black box” artificial intelligence systems. These use machine learning to figure...
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