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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Facebook released a new open source translator which translates directly between language. It bypasses English as previously used 'bridge language' for translations from - for example - Chinese to French.

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    1. The U.S. Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.

      FYI ||StephanieBP|| It's in DW already

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    1. The network will give astronauts voice and video communications capabilities, and allow telemetry and biometric data exchange, as well as the deployment and remote control of lunar rovers and other robotic devices, according to the company.

      Building mobile networks, settlements and deploying robotics on the Moon will raise questions around the UN Outer Space Treaty and questions of jurisdiction. It may be beneficial to add space to dig.watch (also as referenced in the critical and emerging technologies doc). ||Jovan|| ||VladaR||||StephanieBP||||AndrijanaG||

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    1. Japan will join forces with the United States and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog

      Japan is getting more actively involved - also in Google Fitbit merger. Australia has an antitrust initiative against GAFA too, including Google - Fitbit merger, but did not join EU and US (yet) ||StephanieBP||

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    1. Diplo's coverage of critical and emerging technologies https://docs.google.com/document/d/10H8Pat1GnRNGdCS21pjafqYGQwhYNPkCcBufAqhPCCA/edit?usp=sharing

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    2. National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, issued by the President of the USA in October 2020, addresses two main areas: 1) Promoting national security innovation base: incentivise science and technology develpoment, lead the development of worldwide standards and norms that reflect democratic values, develop multistakeholder National Security Innovation Base, build technology partnerships with like-minded partners

      2) Protect technology advantage: prevent IP theft and enhance research security, require security in design, strenthen export laws and regimes for technology, engage private sector to understand future strategic vulnerabilities, secure supply chain.

      The Strategy identifies two main S&T competitors: China and Russia and their activities that may undermine the USA's interests. One of the challenges for the USA is power of the whole-of-government approach to S&T developments in China and Russia.

      On international level, the Strategy argues for adopting rules and policies reflecting the US interests as well as cooperation among like-minded countries.

      The Strategy outlines 20 critical and emerging technologies. The major breakthroughs will be happening in intersections among these technologies. Thus, the Strategy argues for the holistic approach to development of critical and science technologies.

      Other concepts promoted in the Strategy are:

      • forecasting of tech developments,
      • technology risk management,
      • research security in academic and research institutions.
      • use of export law regulations

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  2. Oct 2020
    1. Amazon clashes with the trade unions in the UK. Major trade unions complain about Amazon's practice including gruelling conditions, unrealistic productivity targets, surveillance, bogus self-eemployement and a refusal to recognise or engage with unions unless forced.

      They propose:

      • Better union access to workplaces.
      • The banning of zero hours contracts.
      • Stronger laws to protect supply chain workers.
      • Ending “bogus” self-employment.
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    1. The US has seized 92 web domains used by Iran, including four which purported to be genuine English language news sites, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

      The US authorities seized 92 domains used by Iran, including English language news website.

      The seizure shifts content removal from tech platforms (Facebook, Twitter) to the domains which are part of the core functioning of the Internet.

      This practice could shift ICANN and domain name industry into new policy realm of content policy which they have been avoiding for long time.

      In addition, justification of seizure considers domain name as property which ICANN and domain name community also avoided for long time.

      ||Pavlina|| it seems that seizure is not based on sanctions regime but on regular criminal code. Could you double check?

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    1. DrupalCon Barcelona 2020

      DrupalCon lorem ipsum.... DUSAN I MARKO TESTIRAJU

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  3. Sep 2020
    1. New developements on TikTok saga: US court banned President Trump's executive order on banning TikTok.

      ||djordjej|| Pogledaj referencu za websites. ||AndrijanaG||

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    1. Thee is confusion after Trump's comments on TikTok deal. He questioned the core elements of the deal:

      • 80% control by ByteDance (chinesee company)
      • 20% control by Oracle eand Walmart
      • Bytedance keep control of valuable algorithm. TikTok uses Oracle infrastructure.

      Not clear if theey will invest 5 USD billion into education in the USA (declined by TikTok)

      ||Andrej|| do we have anything on Trumpian speech in our language course?

      ||AndrijanaG|| Do wee have TikTok tranding pae?

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