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In blockchain we trust

On Dec 6, 2019
@PilatSTI shared
RT @techreview: To understand why blockchain matters, we must look back at the dot-com bubble of the 1990s and the 14th century. https://t.co/5QstuiELJe
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To understand why blockchain matters, look past the wild speculation at what is being built underneath, argue the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency and its newly published follow-up, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.

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On Dec 6, 2019
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RT @techreview: To understand why blockchain matters, we must look back at the dot-com bubble of the 1990s and the 14th century. https://t.co/5QstuiELJe
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In blockchain we trust

To understand why blockchain matters, look past the wild speculation at what is being built underneath, argue the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency and its newly published follow-up, The ...



On Dec 5, 2019
@siliconrepublic shared
Is a quantum computing future actually possible? https://t.co/fsLumxdaFu
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Is a quantum computing future actually possible?

Subhash Kak, regents professor at Oklahoma State University, explains the potential obstacles to a quantum computing future.

On Dec 5, 2019
@coe shared
RT @coe_ita: Oggi, al via il seminario sulle sfide poste dall'#intelligenzaartificiale e sul ruolo dei giovani nel suo utilizzo responsabile nelle società democratiche. Tra i partecipanti, figura il Prof. Alessio Plebe dell'@unimessina @YouthCOE @COE4AI @CoEYDItaly 👉https://t.co/SuRzVM4liU https://t.co/v8OJxBvz0A
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Artificial Intelligence

By its present and future impact on social life and organisation or by its reliance on young people to programme and fine-tune AI technologies, AI is very closely related to young ...

On Dec 4, 2019
@ENERGY shared
[email protected] implements lab-wide #AI for Science initiative, transforming science to improving lives. #NationalLabs https://t.co/QpemX4Shgu https://t.co/DFwdrfdTsN
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Artificial Intelligence: Transforming science, improving lives

A staunch supporter of AI, particularly deep learning, Stevens is principal investigator on a multi-institutional effort that is developing the deep neural network application CANDLE ...

On Dec 4, 2019
@accessnow shared
We have joined a coalition of leading rights groups in Australia in public comments on newly introduced amendments to the deeply flawed TOLA (Assistance and Access) Act 2018. #digitalsecurity https://t.co/Y9iZ2f7AK9 @DRWaus
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In Australia, major amendments to encryption law are a step in the right direction

We support long-overdue amendments to this fundamentally flawed legislation, and urge lawmakers to ensure proper and public reporting on how TOLA's authorities are being used.

On Dec 4, 2019
@ITIFdc shared
Undermining encryption risks hurting as many people as it helps. https://t.co/MVMNxIWveU
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Weakening Encryption Would Put Vulnerable Populations at Risk

While law enforcement needs tools to protect the public, requiring companies to provide access to encrypted consumer data would have the unintended consequence of putting vulnerable ...

On Dec 6, 2019
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RT @apolyakova: “China isn’t the only merchant offering digital surveillance tools to strongmen. It may be tempting to dismiss Russia as irrelevant in this domain, but that would be a mistake.” https://t.co/NLLF4fi1at
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Russia Is Teaching the World to Spy

Easy-to-use technology straight from Moscow for any aspiring strongman — at a low price.

On Dec 8, 2019
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RT @katka_nedbal: 🌐🛰 EU/ESA @CopernicusEU 🇪🇺 benefits to us! 🌱 https://t.co/9S4EaTT58g 🌡 https://t.co/Ral0lJF66k 😷 https://t.co/o82XsWznxO 🚨 https://t.co/ccJgogwr2P 🌊 https://t.co/6pdqPa5jQ6 🛡https://t.co/siNsNWt343 #EUSpace #vdLCommission 📽 https://t.co/CfaaZWCByl https://t.co/378rQm0k8u
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Security

The Copernicus service for Security applications aims to support European Union policies by providing information in response to Europe’s security challenges. It improves crisis prevention, ...

On Dec 4, 2019
@sciencemagazine shared
The science of cyber risk is inherently interdisciplinary and no single academic field on its own can adequately address related problems, argues a new #SciMagPolicyForum, which proposes a new multi-field model for addressing this risk. ($) https://t.co/4R6k62PH5c https://t.co/Lgom5W74Pj
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Cyber risk research impeded by disciplinary barriers

</br>![][1]</img> ILLUSTRATION: DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMANART Cyber risk encompasses a broad spectrum of risks to digital systems, such as data breaches or full-fledged cyber attacks on the ...

On Dec 3, 2019
@accessnow shared
As a consequence of school shootings, a new generation of US children are being impacted by a steep rise in #surveillance. https://t.co/rAMdEiqvdZ https://t.co/Y4se90SHTg
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Clear backpacks, monitored emails: life for US students under constant surveillance

School shootings have driven a booming school security industry. Parents and students are still grappling with this new surveillance and its impact on a generation of kids

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On Dec 7, 2019
@WIRED shared
Automatic license plate reader cameras are controversial enough when law enforcement deploys them. Now, one hacker has found a way to put a sample of that power into the hands of anyone with a Tesla and a few hundred dollars to spare. https://t.co/NMbFs5IJ8j
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This Tesla Mod Turns a Model S Into a Mobile 'Surveillance Station'

The Surveillance Detection Scout can track license plates and faces near your Tesla—with all the privacy concerns that implies.

On Dec 6, 2019
@voxdotcom shared
Amazon's Ring doorbell now has 677 police partnerships. It’s gaining about 100 a month. https://t.co/BchtRgUahA
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How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells

Here’s everything we know about Amazon’s video doorbell and the controversies surrounding it.

On Dec 9, 2019
@MayaPlentz shared
RT @snlyngaas: Scoop --> DHS chooses Bryan Ware, former AI entrepreneur, as assistant director for cybersecurity https://t.co/JRkq86YRAr
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DHS chooses Bryan Ware, former AI entrepreneur, as assistant director for cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security officials have selected Bryan S. Ware, a tech-savvy entrepreneur and holder of multiple patents, to be the department’s most senior official focused ...

On Dec 7, 2019
@UNDP shared
National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are protecting communities from climate risks & contributing to #ParisAgreement targets in 47 developing countries across 4 regions, See how @UNDPBiH supports this in BiH. #TimeForAction #COP25 https://t.co/H6cb1YVPeZ
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Managing Risk

In 47 developing countries, across four regions, and with the support of 14 partners, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are promoting ambitious climate action across the world. These NAPs ...

On Dec 3, 2019
@accessnow shared
RT @ed_herbert: In a chilling move, as of this Sunday, all mobile phone users in China registering new SIM cards will be forced to submit to #facialrecognition scans. https://t.co/JCknGi4xuw https://t.co/JnvkIV33wN
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China brings in mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users

Ministry claims change will ‘protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace’ but critics say it’s dystopian

On Dec 4, 2019
@swissnexSF shared
As data gets faster and denser, new tech can help us act on a complex web of knowledge. Can humans manage this data flow without ceding authority to machines? Our latest Emergent Futures Report turns to Science Fiction to explore the future of information. https://t.co/fkiiuR3RYh
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Emergent Futures Report 004: Information & Induced Complexity

Induced Complexity: The Future of Information The Emergent Futures Report identifies global signals of transformation, shaped by research and conversations with innovators in academia, ...

On Dec 9, 2019
@accessnow shared
RT @natynettle: Russian Facial Recognition data has been found to be sold on the black market. This is the type of abuse that @RuBlackListNET and @sardarbinyan have been trying to prevent with their anti-FR campaign. https://t.co/F84xJISzMe
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As Moscow’s facial recognition system activates, journalists find access to it for sale on the black market

Andrey Kaganskikh, a journalist for MBK Media, has found that access to Moscow’s surveillance cameras — and their new facial recognition technology — is being sold on the black market.

On Dec 4, 2019
@FintechCH shared
Switzerland strives to consolidate its place as the most crypto-friendly nation https://t.co/0229AEg6jE #fintech #crypto #cryptocurrency #digitization
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Switzerland strives to consolidate its place as the most crypto-friendly nation

With a burgeoning Crypto Valley and history of welcoming direct foreign investment, Switzerland has become a hub for blockchain start-ups. In December 2018, Switzerland's Federal Council ...

On Dec 6, 2019
@EPFL_Park shared
RT @appliedmldays: #AMLD2020 wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors. We're very grateful to have the support of @EtatdeVaud and @Innovaud this year again! Have a read of the AI & ML Ecosystem they wrote a while back: https://t.co/wEKU0cHmby https://t.co/aaBu7DRE4u
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“In my research on public health systems, machine learning helps us respond to complex matters more quickly.”MARCEL SALATHÉ Professor at the Digital Epidemiology Lab at EPFL and founder of ...