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Web Summit

Web Summit to license conference software, UN is its first customer

The organisers of Europe’s largest tech conference, Web Summit, have said they would start licensing out their conference software, with the United Nations as their first cus...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter to add more labels identifying government accounts

Twitter has said it will shortly add labels to identify more state-affiliated accounts, including world leaders’ personal accounts, to give users more context for geopolitica...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter says it locked account of China’s US embassy over Xinjiang-related tweet

Twitter has locked the account of China’s US embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policies in the Xinjiang region, which the US social media platform said violated...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple commits to freedom of information and expression in human rights policy

Apple said that it had been committed to freedom of information and expression in a document it’s printed on its people rights policy – a movement that follows increase...

Thermal Cameras

Amazon turns to Chinese business on US blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon.com has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a company the US blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor ...

Security

US officials suggest North Korea hacking threatens the global financial system

American government officials have warned about the threat of North Korean hackers, calling particular attention to the financial services sector.