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China’s social credit poses rising risk to CEOs

China’s social credit poses rising risk to CEOs

Reuters | Source URL HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – China’s “social credit” system is another worry for executives, as tensions spike over the arrest of a Huawei executive at U.S. behest. The government’s plan to blacklist people and companies for misbehaviour is widely misunderstood. But its implications for business should […]

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

Frances Robles | The New York Times | Source URL MIAMI — The American government employees in Cuba who suffered mystifying symptoms — dizziness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating — after hearing a strange high-pitched sound all had one thing in common: damage to the part of the inner ear responsible for […]

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Steven Musil | cNet | Source URL The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias and protect individuals’ rights. “The facial […]

Is NOTHING private any more? Shocking extent of how big firms harvest your data – from children’s voice recordings, passport info and even pregnant mothers’ due dates

Is NOTHING private any more? Shocking extent of how big firms harvest your data – from children’s voice recordings, passport info and even pregnant mothers’ due dates

Sian Boyle | The Daily Mail | Source URL The disturbing scale of the personal data harvested and traded by multinationals can be revealed today. Health details, children’s voice recordings and copies of passports can be at risk when customers tick an online consent box. Analysis by the Mail found […]

Microsoft will give the U.S. military access to ‘all the technology we create’

Microsoft will give the U.S. military access to ‘all the technology we create’

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times | Source URL As tech companies such as Google wrestle with employee objections to working with the U.S. military, Microsoft Corp.’s president is throwing his company’s support behind the Pentagon. Microsoft is “going to provide the U.S. military with access to the best technology […]