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2020-01-31 - California Attorney General Asks ICANN for Detailed Information On the .ORG Sale

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
A notice released this week by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has disclosed that the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California has requested extensive information from the agency regarding the proposed sale and transfer of Public Interest Registry (... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-31 - Criminal Charges Finally Dropped Against Security Researchers Who Broke Into An Iowa Courthouse

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
Security research isn't a criminal activity, no matter how many companies might wish otherwise when their bad security practices are exposed. But a couple of researchers working for Coalfire Security found themselves arrested and charged after performing a physical penetration test of an Iowa... Security Legal

2020-01-31 - Congress Must Stop the Graham-Blumenthal Anti-Security Bill

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
There’s a new and serious threat to both free speech and security online. Under a draft bill that Bloomberg recently leaked, the Attorney General could unilaterally dictate how online platforms and services must operate. If those companies don’t follow the Attorney General’s rules, they could be on... Human Rights Security Legal

2020-01-31 - Clearview AI—Yet Another Example of Why We Need A Ban on Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Now

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 18:18
This week, additional stories came out about Clearview AI, the company we wrote about earlier that’s marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to law enforcement. These stories discuss some of the police departments around the country that have been secretly using Clearview’s technology, and... Legal Security

2020-01-31 - Test and Measurement: NI reports a record quarter

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
National Instruments reported record numbers for the quarter and full year. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $367 million, up 2%25 year-over-year, and a quarterly record, according to the company. NI CEO Alex Davern said that he was proud of the company’s “ability to grow in a tough industrial... Development

2020-01-31 - H&M continues focus on multichannel customer experience as it expands in developing markets and cuts its store presence in markets including Europe

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
H%26M Group the week said its work to integrate its online business into its physical stores continues as the retail group focuses on growth markets for cross-channel expansion in 2020. More than 100 shops in mature markets including Europe are expected to close at the same time. Economic

2020-01-31 - AT&T's Attempt To Dominate The Pay TV Sector Continues To Go...Poorly

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
AT%26T's attempt to buy its way to TV sector domination isn't going so well. In 2015 you'll recall that AT%26T spent $67 billion to buy DirecTV, eliminating a direct competitor in the TV space. In 2018 it spent another $89 billion to acquire Time Warner, one of the biggest... Development Economic

2020-01-31 - On the day that the UK leaves the EU, what will Brexit mean for retailers selling from and to the UK?

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
Today marks the last day that the UK will be a member of the European Union, and yet it’s still not clear what Brexit will mean for retailers long-term. But here’s what we do know Economic

2020-01-31 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 31 January 2020

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.3531 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8511 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR39.65USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com24.6USD / ZWL$ ... Economic

2020-01-31 - Amazon says it now has more than 150m Prime members as it reports a 20% lift in full-year sales

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
Amazon said overnight that its paid-for Prime subscription scheme now has more than 150m members around the world. The update came as it reported full-year and fourth quarter sales both up by a fifth as more customers joined Prime in a quarter than ever before Economic

2020-01-31 - French Connection takes itself off the market to focus on multichannel turnaround

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
French Connection today said it was taking itself off the market as it plans to focus instead on its turnaround – and said it may report a pre-tax loss of up to £2m this year Economic

2020-01-31 - Zim Development Studio Edges Towards Half A Million Downloads On The PlayStore; Here’s How They Did It

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
Age-X Development – a local software company recently announced that they had reached 400 000 installs since inception back in 2016. The special milestone is amazing because once again it shows how the internet can be a powerful tool to reach thousands of people on the globe from your office.... Economic

2020-01-31 - London Police Moves Forward With Full-Time Deployment Of Facial Recognition Tech That Can't Accurately Recognize Faces

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
The London Metropolitan Police sure loves its facial recognition tech. But it's an unrequited love. The tech doesn't appear to have done anything for the Met during its past deployments. Documents obtained by Big Brother Watch in 2018 showed the Met's deployments had rung up a 98%... Economic

2020-01-31 - AT&T, Comcast Cut Network Spending Despite Neutrality Repeal; FCC Commits $20.4B To Rural Digital Divide; + more news -

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:17
AT%26T, Comcast Dramatically Cut Network Spending Despite Net Neutrality Repeal techdirt.com FCC commits $20.4 billion to help close the rural digital divide engadget.com Americans spent $170 on average on streaming TV services in 2019, a 30%25 increase since 2017, when they spent $130... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Economic Legal

2020-01-30 - The CRTC Knows Best: Panel Report Recommends Costly Overhaul of Canadian Communications Law to Regulate Internet Sites and Services Worldwide

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
The Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel released its much anticipated report yesterday with a vision of a highly regulated Internet in which an expanded CRTC (or a renamed Canadian Communications Commission) would aggressively assert its jurisdictional power over Internet... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security Human Rights Economic Legal

2020-01-30 - Interior Department Halts Drone Operations Over Cybersecurity Concerns

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) this week has halted the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over cybersecurity concerns most likely related to the use of Chinese drones. read more Security

2020-01-30 - The rise of data centres in Africa

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Now and again, a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution sees a combination of factors unite to create a ‘perfect storm’ of demand – one that is exacerbated by the various vendors’ inability to keep pace with it. One such industry is the multi-tenant colocation data centre... Development

2020-01-30 - President Trump Signs USMCA Trade Deal that ‘Exports’ US Copyright Policy

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Last month the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed off on a new trade deal, which replaced the quarter-century old the NAFTA agreement. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will accommodate changes in trade that the three countries have witnessed over the years, especially online... Economic Legal

2020-01-30 - AbSec’s position on Indigenous data sovereignty

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
2019-12-01 00:00:00 | Position paper Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) [field_teaser] Indigenous Legal Security

2020-01-30 - Samsung launches worlds first 5G tablet

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:17
Samsung has officially launched the worlds first 5G compatible tablet – its Galaxy S6 Tab. In an official post, the tech giant says, “The Galaxy Tab S6 5G features 5G mobile communications, a thin bezel 10.5-inch super-amorphous display, AKG’s sound technology, and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos,... Development

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