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Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.

via The Guardian

UK Considers Classifying Google and Facebook as Publishers

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Karen Bradley, the UK culture secretary, has said the government is considering changing the legal status of Google, Facebook and other internet companies amid growing concerns about copyright infringement and the spread of extremist material online.

Source: The Guardian

Explore the Global Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index

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Managing urban transportation challenges in large metropolitan areas has motivated local government leaders to consider alternative solutions to traditional public transit. More major cities across the globe now have programs in place to test the applications of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why the U.S. Government will Mandate Open Pay-TV Platforms

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Instead of spending nearly $1,000 over four years to lease a set of behind-the-times boxes, American families will have options to own a device for much less money that will integrate everything they want — including their cable or satellite content, as well as online streaming apps — in one, easier-to-use gadget.

Source: Whitehouse.gov

Internet Fragmentation within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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A thriving and open Internet provides the foundation for the fourth industrial revolution. There has been growing concern that the Internet may be in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments endangering its very nature.

Source: World Economic Forum

Enterprise IT Security Demand Creates $8.6 Billion Upside

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In hindsight, the reported ongoing IT security breaches during 2015 have paved the way for a significant cyber security solutions marketplace in 2016 and beyond. Savvy IT leaders have already started to address the need for real-time policy updates, ongoing employee training and an evolving systems architecture.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Global Smart Energy Revenue will Reach $20.9 Billion

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As national governments release their plans to decrease carbon dependency and adapt to the ongoing challenges of climate change, regional and local energy policies represent one of the most effective vehicles for achieving these new goals.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why Nations in Asia-Pacific Lead Technology Innovation Policy

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Singapore, which expects to pilot self-driving cars and automated homes in 2016, has a nationwide high-speed fiber optic network and 87% broadband penetration as of 2014. They also lead the World Economic Forum global ‘Networked Readiness Index’.

via Internet Society

UK Study of Traffic Management Detection Methods and Tools

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As consumers use more ‘bandwidth hungry’ Internet services such as video, existing access networks are likely to experience congestion problems. One way for wireless Internet service providers (ISPs) to manage congestion is to increase the capacity of their networks.

via Ofcom

Legacy European Regulations Inhibit their Tech Economy

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The U.S. tech companies under fire in Europe argue that the EU’s regulatory framework actually works against the creation of international digital champions by forcing them to comply with Byzantine rules and regulations across each of the 28 member states.

via FT.com