Media Watch

'19Jan
28

On Data Privacy Day, here's a reminder that you have none - CNET

In 2018, there were 1,244 publicly reported data breaches affecting US companies and consumers. Those breaches exposed more than 446 million records. That's according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a...
'19Jan
28

Citizens are fed up with industrial agriculture

Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was a big issue at this year’s Green Week in Berlin. With all the billions of euros available, the agro-ecological transition is more than possible, especially if subsidies...
'19Jan
28

Riot control guns: What's all the fuss about Flash Balls in France?

French police are equipped with so-called defence ball launchers that are used in riot-control operations.     Often called Flash Balls after the name of one producer of such weapons, they are designed to not...
'19Jan
28

Data flows in a no-deal Brexit are a 'significant' concern – MPs

The lack of agreement on data flows in a no-deal Brexit is a "significant" concern and possible solutions are "burdensome and costly" to already underprepared businesses, MPs have said.The comments were made in a...
'19Jan
28

‘New Zimbabwe’ looks more and more like the old

President Emmerson MnangagwaWhile Zimbabwe was on fire, president Emmerson Mnangagwa was abroad telling the world it was open for business. The irony of preaching openness whilst the entire country was cut off from...
'19Jan
28

Trump’s hiring surge of border agents falls far short

WASHINGTON — Two years after President Donald Trump signed orders to hire 15,000 new border agents and immigration officers, the administration has spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort — but has...
'19Jan
27

Commentary: Countries are not responding well to automation

HONG KONG: In the 21st century, governments cannot ignore how changes in technology will affect employment and political stability.The automation of work – principally through robotics, artificial intelligence (AI...
'19Jan
27

Future will see man-machine managers, says Cognizant India executive vice chairman

When a company celebrates its 25th year, one question you’d like to ask is what it would do differently if it had a chance to rewind. That poser looks a bit out of place with Cognizant when it says that many of its...
'19Jan
27

Facebook restricts campaigners’ ability to check ads for political transparency

Facebook has restricted the ability of external political transparency campaigners to monitor adverts placed on the social network, in a move described as an “appalling look” by one of the organisations affected....
'19Jan
27

Trump’s fossil fuel rollbacks carry steep cost

ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont. >> As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings...

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