SQ1 Essentials


SQ1 Essentials publishes only the best news and links, carefully hand-picked and curated by top experts, enthusiasts and thought-leaders.

General News

On Sep 9, 2019
@FintechCH shared
18 Blockchain Trends to Watch out For https://t.co/9v0Hp6DIA1 #blockchain #fintech #innovation https://t.co/gsXiqEgiB4
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18 Blockchain Trends to Watch out For

What's Next In Blockchain 2019. The report shows 18 of the biggest blockchain trends of 2019.

On Sep 16, 2019
@accessnow shared
More rules will be needed to prevent platforms misuse of data, says EU Commissioner @Vestager who was been designated to lead the next digital portfolio. #EUdataP #competition https://t.co/2a9QXKPXb3 https://t.co/QMrPiUNNGN
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Security and trust in a digital world

Security and trust in a digital world - 2014-2019

On Sep 4, 2019
@medialab shared
Alum Leonardo Bonanni, founder of Sourcemap, and @mitsupplychain director Alexis Bateman consider what supply chain transparency means, why it’s important, and how to achieve it. https://t.co/pyEyUqhdH4
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Food Safety

On Sep 5, 2019
@GFSRCentre shared
RT @FrankYiannasFDA: Great to see better, real-time, end-to-end food traceability increasingly becoming the industry standard of care. Food traceability can’t wait. #blockchain #traceability https://t.co/GHcopZhZ99
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Switzerland's Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

News has now emerged that Migros, Switzerland's largest supermarket chain, has instituted a blockchain food tracking system with the help of TE-Food.

On Sep 18, 2019
@GFSRCentre shared
RT @SFTH_Training: Check out the Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Course. Learn to detect vulnerable points in the supply chain: https://t.co/0lQjvtL014 #VACCP #SFTH #foodfraud #FoodSafety #SupplyChain https://t.co/yqu5lGLyql
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Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment - VACCP

This training is designed to give the staff who carry out purchasing activities and make the purchasing decisions for companies to be aware of the risk inherent within raw material and ...

On Sep 5, 2019
@ifstnews shared
RT @KineticPR: In the latest issue of @ifstnews, @tenetlaw explores how businesses in the food industry can navigate the complexities of Brexit to ensure integrity in their supply chain: https://t.co/vptK7bwBXg #foodfraud #foodfrauduk
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Food fraud risks increase with Brexit

Arun Chauhan of Tenet Compliance & Litigation explains why the food sector is increasingly at risk of fraud and the steps business can take to minimise the risk. Brexit is going to ...

E-Government

On Sep 6, 2019
@swiss_un shared
Who is picking up the phone in #Digital governance? Answers and more in an excellent blog of @DiplomacyEdu ➡️ https://t.co/4niWX5Dac5 @GenevaImpact https://t.co/sl5j9m6PPz
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Digital governance: Who is picking up the phone?

'Who do I call if I want to call Europe?' asked Kissinger a few decades ago. The essence of Kissinger’s question could easily translate to the digital context: who do we call to solve our ...

On Sep 9, 2019
@freedomhouse shared
RT @BrennanCenter: In light of DHS’s expanding use of social media monitoring programs, understanding the ways in which the department exploits social media is critical. A Brennan Center study breaks down how the government uses digital data in the name of national security. https://t.co/6s5MgGsQjh
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Social Media Monitoring

How the Department of Homeland Security Uses Digital Data in the Name of National Security

On Sep 13, 2019
@opengovpart shared
In advance of #DemocracyDay, @Annabel917 of @thebteamhq reflects on the strides OGP members have taken to enhance #CivicSpace, the challenges they still face, and what we can do to ensure all citizens have a safe space to voice their needs: https://t.co/phC9NaSjMs
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To Protect Democracy We Must Catalyze New Partnerships

As we mark World Democracy Day on September 15th, it's worth asking the question: Did democracy have a good year?

Space Security

On Sep 9, 2019
@AustralianSpace shared
RT @Dr_M_Davis: My latest on Space Security : The growing cyber threat to satellites and how Australia as a new space power needs to respond | Malcolm Davis | https://t.co/Xng1hj5QBE via @aspi_org
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The cyber threat to satellites

The Australian Defence Force has a heavy dependence on satellite communications for force coordination at long range. Satellites such as those that make up the US GPS network are critical ...

On Sep 6, 2019
@nytimes shared
India hopes to become the 4th country to land on the moon’s surface today. Here’s what you need to know about the Chandrayaan-2 mission and how to follow it. https://t.co/V0iJPkRUHc
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Chandrayaan-2: Watch Follow India’s Moon Landing Live

What you need to know about the mission and how to follow it.

On Sep 9, 2019
@starsandstripes shared
Gen. Joseph Dunford says the U.S. has reached a new “Sputnik moment” in which the military must act to keep the nation’s competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea. https://t.co/SajDdzIxKW
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Dunford: US faces ‘Sputnik moment’ in space race competition

The U.S. has reached a new “Sputnik moment” in which the military must act to keep the nation’s competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser ...

Healthcare and Trust

On Sep 16, 2019
@hitconsultant shared
4 Steps Healthcare Organizations Need to Take to Automate Their Data https://t.co/JVLrU2GunO #hitsm #healthcaredata #healthdataanalytics
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4 Steps Healthcare Organizations Need to Take to Automate Their Data

According to IDC, all the data that’s being created and captured in healthcare is projected to grow by 36 percent (CAGR)—more than any other industry. While managing growing volumes of data ...

On Sep 13, 2019
@HealthITNews shared
The voluntary recommendations from the industry group, which aim to build consumer trust in companies that handle health and wellness data, are meant to supplement, not supplant, existing legal requirements, says @CTATech. https://t.co/M8FvA9vmu9
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Consumer Technology Association publishes new health data privacy guidelines

The voluntary recommendations from the industry group, which aim to build consumer trust in companies that handle health and wellness data, are meant to supplement, not supplant, existing ...

On Sep 5, 2019
@hitconsultant shared
BrightInsight Nabs $25M for Regulated IoT Platform for Biopharma and Medtech https://t.co/S5LnR6OUwK #medtech #biopharma #iot #digitalhealth
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BrightInsight Nabs $25M for Regulated IoT Platform for Biopharma and Medtech

BrightInsight, a global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and MedTech, announced today it has raised $25M in Series A funding.

Energy Security

On Sep 14, 2019
@FuturePowerGen shared
Energy future hinges on renewables https://t.co/upZ2bn5Isv
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Energy future hinges on renewables

Renewable energy projects would be accepted only through competitive bidding for specific generation capacities.

On Sep 10, 2019
@HouseCommerce shared
RT @RepMullin: Using all of our energy resources means lower costs for families and lower emissions. Our economy is booming thanks to Republicans’ pro-growth approach to energy. Read more in my latest op-ed w/ @SteveScalise and @RepJeffDuncan ⬇️ https://t.co/Xp0EnCvhin #gopHEAT
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U.S. innovation, free market key to clean, affordable energy

In the past three years of pro-growth Republican policies under President Trump’s leadership, we have reversed much of the economic damage done by the Obama administration and unleashed the ...

On Sep 6, 2019
@NobleIdeas shared
RT @Ben_Inskeep: I like how nuclear advocates are railing against Democratic candidates and enviros for their nuclear positions, when the main accomplishment of the nuclear industry in 2019 is to ally with coal to pass the worst energy bill of the 21st century. https://t.co/Sibe7jxs3i
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Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century

A corrupt bailout for dinosaur power plants that screws renewable energy in the process.