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2020-06-12 - Thumb on the Scales

Sat, 13/06/2020 - 18:14
Does the ICANN Board putting its thumb on the scale, change the status quo assumption of a Policy Development Process (PDP)? The primary assumption of most PDPs is that, in the absence of consensus for change, the status quo remains. Otherwise, Policy would be made by fiat by the PDP's Chair... Infrastructure and Standardisation Legal

2020-10-27 - 80° Nexa Lunch Seminar - Bambini e digital literacy, durante e oltre l’emergenza COVID-19

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
Page Type: Eventlunch22 Luglio 2020 Fabio Nascimbeni (Fellow Centro Nexa) image: Super sticky: 0Featured Event: 0Data evento: Wed, 22/07/2020 - 13:00 to 14:00 Sociocultural

2020-06-12 - Call for writers: Global Voices seeks pitches for digital rights stories

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
Image credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation [CC-BY].Global Voices seeks pitches for analytical stories on threats to human rights in the digital space. The stories will be published as part of UPROAR, a project by Small Media that urges governments to address challenges at the Universal Periodic... Human Rights

2020-06-12 - Five top 5G use cases for enterprises, according to Nokia

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
The 5G use cases span a number of different industry sectors After speaking with over 1,000 IT decision-makers at U.S. and U.K. enterprises, Nokia released a new study called “Mapping demand: The 5G opportunity in enterprise for communications service providers,” which revealed the top five 5G use... Development Legal Economic Sociocultural

2020-06-12 - Bell Canada launches 5G services in five cities

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
  Canadian telecommunications operator Bell announced the launch of its commercial 5G service in the country. In a release, the carrier said that the 5G service is already available in Montréal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Bell also said its initial 5G service will... Sociocultural

2020-06-12 - How The Works and Games Workshop have seen their businesses fare during lockdown

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
As non-essential retailers prepare to open their UK shops again, The Works and Games Workshop today shared insights on how their businesses have fared as a result of lockdown Economic

2020-06-12 - New GDP figures show the economic impact of coronavirus lockdown on retail

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
New official figures today suggest GDP (gross domestic product) from retail fell by 8.9%25 in the three months to April 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown Economic

2020-06-12 - ZESA Gets Approval For New Tariffs, Electricity is Cheaper…

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority has revised its tariff structure and has announced the following with effect from the 11th of June. The New Tariff Consumption Bands kWhPrice ZWL$First 500.4951 – 2001.08201 – 3002.94301+4.61 The Old Tarriff Consumption Bands kWhPrice ZWL$First... Economic

2020-06-12 - Stepping out of lockdown: how do retail businesses trade now?

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
Non-essential retailers – and their staff – face a very different environment from the one they left behind on March 23 when they closed their shops. Confidence will be an important factor for retailers, their staff, and their customers. How can retailers achieve this, and what tools might help... Economic

2020-06-12 - Hut Group sees full-year sales pass £1bn

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
The Hut Group, whose brands in the areas of beauty, nutrition, luxury and lifestyle range from Myprotein to Coggles, has reported group sales of £1.1bn its latest financial year Economic

2020-06-12 - MTN Facing Allegations Of Paying Off Terror Groups In US Lawsuit.

Fri, 12/06/2020 - 18:14
Africa’s largest telecommunications company is facing allegations that it paid of terrorist groups in order to protect their business interests in Afghanistan. Background MTN is the eighth largest telecommunications company in the world operating in 22 countries. They have three operations in... Economic Legal

2020-06-11 - What the Federal Court of Appeal Anti-Spam Law Case Means for the Interpretation of CASL

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
The Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling on Canada’s anti-spam law puts to rest persistent claims that the law is unconstitutional. As discussed at length in my earlier post, the court firmly rejected the constitutional arguments in finding that the law addresses a real problem and has proven... Legal

2020-06-11 - Microsoft Identifies Attack Targeting Kubeflow Environments

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
Microsoft’s Azure Security Center (ASC) recently identified an attack campaign that targets Kubeflow, a machine learning toolkit for Kubernetes. read more Sociocultural

2020-06-11 - Cloud Tech Helps With The Transition into a New Normal

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
With companies needing to support remote working strategies and with a rise in demand for cloud-based business continuity tools and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that the global cloud market size will grow from $233 billion in 2019 to reach $295 billion by 2021. The... Security Economic Sociocultural

2020-06-11 - Amazon Won’t Allow Police to Use it’s Facial Recognition Technology

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
Amazon has announced that it will implement a one year ban on law enforcement from using its facial recognition platform, Rekognition. “We’re implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology. We will continue to allow organizations like Thorn, the... Economic

2020-06-11 - Lonestar Cell MTN and Access Bank Partner to Make Money Transfers Easy

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
Lonestar Cell MTN has announced that Access Bank customers can now connect their bank accounts to their MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) accounts – this means that customers can conveniently send money from their MoMo accounts directly to their bank accounts. To use this service, Access Bank customers need... Economic

2020-06-11 - Researchers turn to wearable tech in race to track Covid-19

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
11 June 2020 Financial TimesResearchers are turning to wearable technologies such as Fitbits and Apple Watches in a new bid to tackle coronavirus, using them to gather large volumes of real-time patient data to track the course of the disease. Legal

2020-06-11 - Removing “Annoying” Windows 10 Features is a DMCA Violation, Microsoft Says

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
Since Windows was first released, people have been modifying variants of the world-famous operating system to better fit their individual requirements. Many of these tweaks can be carried out using tools provided within the software itself but the recently-released Ninjutsu OS aims to take Windows... Economic Legal

2020-06-11 - Nepal’s Worldlink treks towards IPv6 summit

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
Worldlink is serving 51%25 of its customers in Nepal over IPv6. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-06-11 - Hacks Are Always Worse Than Reported: Nintendo's Breached Accounts Magically Double

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 18:13
One of these days, we writers at Techdirt will put our collective and enormous heads together, and come up with an actual proposed mathematical formula that should be applied whenever a company first announces a security or account breach, so that the public can calculate what that breach count... Security