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  1. Nov 2020
    1. Relevance of Technology Alliance for Diplo:

      • create Process page and start following - WHO?
      • strong focus on cybersecurity ||VladaR||
      • relevance for our standardisation project - WHO
      • add actors to DW - ||AndrijanaG||

      ||Jovan||||StephanieBP||||TerezaHorejsova||||NatasaPerucica||||kat_hone||||Katarina_An||

    2. Overview of Selected International Organizations andNewInitiatives

      ||AndrijanaG|| Let us include these organisations/initiatives in our Actor's page

      ||VladaR||many of them are involved in cybersecurity

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    1. two competing draft resolutions, tabled in previous sessions to each establish a group to study the best ways to keep the Internet safe.  The Committee approved one on advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security, sponsored by the United States, by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 11 against, with 9 abstentions.  By its terms, the General Assembly would, among other things, welcome the productive and ongoing work of the Group of Governmental Experts. The Committee then approved a draft resolution on developments in the field of information and telecommunications, sponsored by the Russian Federation, by a recorded vote of 104 in favour to 50 against, with 20 abstentions, pertaining to the work of the Open‑Ended Working Group on the issue.

      It looks like the First Committee approved both US and Russian way forward. The split between GGE and OEWG is here to stay. ||VladaR||||Jovan||||StephanieBP||

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    1. The two make a pair?

      Is this title appropriate for this section?

      ||NatasaPerucica||||Katarina_An||

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  2. Oct 2020
    1. ||AndrijanaG||||StephanieBP||

      we should update our resources with original documents and reports like this one.

      We can use tags DW instruments indicating what should be published in resources

    2. Relevant points in this document

      • 5 eyes (Australia, Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand) are joint by Japan and India
      • against end-to-end encryption for two reasons: a) companies cannot enforce their internal rules on content moderation; b) law enforcement agencies cannot enforce laws.
      • problems should be solved on the way how applications are designed
      • need to solve problem of encryption via standards
      • argue that they can both protect privacy and limit encryption.

      ||VladaR||||AndrijanaG||||Jovan||||MarcoLotti||||AndrijanaG||

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    1. This article links content policy, anti-monopoly regulation and human rights in an effective way. These issues are closely interlinked. Here are the man points from the article:

      • explaining position of main actors focusing on fake and false news and right on freedom of expression;
      • growing censorship in the Western societies (UK, France)
      • can tech executives be in charge of freedom of expression;
      • how to avoid monopolies in content - the most reasonable approach is to develop interoperability with users having possibility to switch between platforms (move data) without using its network and contacts (analogy to mobile phone number); in this scenario the social networks would become utilities.
      • internatoinal human rights law provide a solid international framework for dealing with content (reasonable balance between freedom of speech and relevant and proportionate restrictions.

      ||MarcoLotti||||Pavlina||||StephanieBP||||AndrijanaG||

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    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.

      ||JovanNj||||Cecile||||StephanieBP||||AndrijanaG||

    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

      ||Jovan|| ||VladaR||||AndrijanaG||||StephanieBP||

    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

      ||VladaR||||Jovan||

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    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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    1. Microsoft develops its diplomacy with representation to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Microsoft focuses on

      • human rights
      • environmental sustainability
      • defending democracy and cyberspace
      • decent work and economic growth
      • quality education
      • broadband availability and accessibility.

      In this article you can find information about Microsoft's UN Affairs team and their involvement in the UN General Assembly.

      ||Jovan||||AndrijanaG||

      Comment ||VladaR|| It is interesting that cybersecurity has low relevance in their coverage. Is cybersecurity covered by some other department?

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    1. Here are digital higlights from the State of the Union 2020 address by the EU Commission President von der Leyen:

      • reference to a new European Bauhaus combining work of architects, artists, students, engineers, designers.
      • link between digital technology and healthier/greener society (increasing triangle: digital - health - environment)
      • relevance of standards for EU policy
      • shift of focus from personal to industrial data. Interesting enough the biggest digital manufacturing platfrom globally is Siemens.
      • develop European cloud around GaiaX
      • focus on artificial intelligence
      • next year - EU rules on AI
      • e-identity
      • infrastructure: broadband, 5G, 6G and fiber.
      • achieving Europe's digital sovereignty
      • investment of 8 billion euros in the next generation of supercomputers.
      • next-gneration microprocessor
      • Europe's Digital Decade
      • 20% investment on digital
      • digital taxation: if there is no agreement in OECD an G20, Europe will introduce digital taxation rules early next year.

      ||StephanieBP||||Jovan||||AndrijanaG|| ||djordjej||

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    1. Tik-tok crisis maybe resolved around Oracle soluton. Tik-tok will keep users data in the USA and addreess President Trump concern.

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    1. Updates

      Suggestion: To make the issue page more user-friendly, I suggest adding 'Related:' above the updates, trends, etc. found here (on the right side of the screen). All these details are related to a particular issue - we know that as curators, but some of the users might fail to notice it. ||Jovan||

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  4. Jun 2020
    1. will prompt some users to click links to other websites before retweeting them, part of an effort to discourage the spread of misinformation

      Would be interesting for Twitter to reveal how many people RT links without having opened them (keeping in mind that they might have opened them elsewhere)...

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