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https://medium.com/adventures-in-consumer-technology/googles-gemini-ai-exciting-convenient-and-terrifying-for-your-privacy-66c4743c0f10?source=rss----27f9940558d2---4
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Medium
e're reimagining Android with Gemini at the core. From your favorite apps to the OS itself, we're bringing the power of AI to every aspect of the smartphone experience," announces Google's Dave Burke to thunderous applause on the 2024 Google I/O mainstage. Source. Their most startling demonstration outlined how new Gemini capabilities will cut into Android phones and watch everything you do.
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90421206/how-the-government-workforce-can-transform-itself-for-the-future
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Fast Company
How can the workforce that manages vital services adapt to changes in technology and society?
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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2023/10/17/744625.htm
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Insurancejournal
Despite recent efforts to address the issue, medical-related websites continue to be mined for data including personal medical information, in an apparent violation of patients' privacy rights, according to a new study.
Some of the most common tracking pixels were from Alphabet Inc.'s Google,...
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https://thenewstack.io/confidential-computing-and-cloud-sovereignty-in-europe/
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Thenewstack
Why Will You Get Laid Off? What is the most likely reason your employer will consider laying you off in 2024? We'd love to hear what you think. Confidential computing is emerging as a potential game-changer in the cloud landscape, especially in Europe, where data sovereignty and privacy concerns take center stage.
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https://www.techradar.com/pro/huaweis-new-nas-solution-tackles-biggest-challenges-in-genai
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Techradar
Like Huawei's Dorado and Pacific NAS devices, the focus here is on AI data storage. Huawei calls it the "new data paradigm," and an "accelerated data awakening." Building, processing generative AI training models from scratch, maintaining that all-important data sovereignty, ensuring system reliability, it all demands a bafflingly large amount of space and speed.
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https://www.entrepreneur.com/finance/vimeo-vmeo-palantir-technologies-pltr-and-uipath/456363
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Entrepreneur
Amid rapid digitalization globally, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry's long-term prospects look bright as enterprises increasingly adopt cloud-based services. Moreover, integration of AI and ML into SaaS solutions should bolster the industry's growth. So, let's find out if investors should buy, hold, or sell SaaS stocks Palantir Technologies (PLTR) and UiPath (PATH) now.
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https://fedscoop.com/fema-employees-brought-government-devices-abroad-without-authorization-including-to-china-and-iraq-document-shows/
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Fedscoop
The Federal Emergency Management Agency Office of the Chief Information Officer has tracked scores of employees bringing government mobile devices abroad, including to countries like China and Iraq, without authorization, according to a document obtained by FedScoop.
The issue was highlighted in...
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/canada-s-trudeau-approves-trans-mountain-pipeline-expansion
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Bloomberg
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https://www.biometricupdate.com/202403/us-government-assailed-for-its-facial-recognition-policies
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Biometricupdate
A trio of outsiders view the U.S. government's justice and security departments, including members of its own civil rights agency, with increasing distrust when it comes to biometric surveillance use.
The critics say the departments of Justice and Homeland Security are hiding use cases behind...
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xkmag/gerrymandering-algorithms
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Vice
A new suite of open source redistricting software can help citizens reclaim democracy.
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https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/10/20/tether-will-publish-reserve-data-in-real-time-in-2024-report/
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Coindesk
Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and...
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https://old.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/comments/167hj77/why_did_i_lose_my_whole_check_to_fed_taxes/
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Old
I recently took a 2.5 week gig job to splurge on something. It was paying 12$/hr but my total yearly salary puts me at the 22% tax rate. I worked 14.75 hrs for the first half week with a (edit/ gross) pay at $177. Federal withheld $163.46. SoSec took $10.97 and Med is $2.57. I do not owe back taxes.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/missile-arsenal-heart-israeli-iranian-rivalry
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Stratfor
Israel boasts many advantages over both Iran and Hezbollah, but the pair are working hard to exploit the former's vulnerabilities – and that could have big consequences for the region.
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https://www.dbta.com/Editorial/News-Flashes/Fortanix-Offers-New-Data-Sovereignty-Solutions-to-Meet-Security-and-Privacy-Requirements-160945.aspx
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Dbta
Fortanix Inc., the data security company and provider of Confidential Computing, is introducing new capabilities for Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM), helping public and private organizations address growing global data sovereignty requirements. Available now, the existing and new features deliver several key capabilities, including support for sovereign cloud, storing keys in sovereign boundaries, anonymization of private data, centralized control to manage access and enforce consistent policies across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and more, all delivered via an intuitive user experience, according to the company.
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https://www.crn.com.au/news/telstra-expands-use-of-genai-for-frontline-teams-604874
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Crn
[Correction: This story has been updated to correct references to Accenture's work with Telstra. Accenture was not involved with One Sentence Summary.]. Telstra has expanded the use of two internal customer service generative AI solutions following successful pilots. One Sentence Summary and Ask Telstra were built using Microsoft Cloud and its Azure OpenAI capabilities to improve the efficiency of Telstra's frontline teams.
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https://fedscoop.com/leidos-teams-up-with-microsoft-on-public-sector-generative-ai/
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Fedscoop
Federal contracting giant Leidos announced Monday a collaboration agreement with Microsoft aimed at accelerating artificial intelligence use for new and existing customers in the public sector.
According to the company, the new partnership will focus in the near term on generative AI solutions to...
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https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Prime-Minister-Netanyahu-expected-to-announce-annexation-of-Jordan-Valley-601207
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The Jerusalem Post
White House: No change in policy, Likud: US Oked announcement
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https://www.cio.com/article/1247650/streamlining-business-operations-with-cutting-edge-itsm-solutions.html
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Cio
Today, businesses constantly strive to enhance operational efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and remain competitive in a rapidly evolving market. To meet these demands, IT Service Management (ITSM) has emerged as a critical component for organizations of all sizes. ITSM solutions can...
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https://www.justsecurity.org/96201/enforcing-ai-guardrails/?amp%3Butm_campaign=enforcing-ai-guardrails&amp%3Butm_medium=rss
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Justsecurity
As the federal government pours billions of dollars into artificial intelligence (AI), it is also stepping up efforts to place meaningful restrictions on the development and use of the technology. In 2023, the government had ten regulations in place restricting how it uses AI - up from four in...
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https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2023/05/03/prioritizing-privacy-and-data-security-in-corporate-sustainability-efforts/?slreturn=20230403212921
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Law
As companies increasingly focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, it is crucial to recognize the significance of protecting data and individual privacy as key components of socially responsible business practices. Privacy is an issue of continually growing importance for individuals, companies, regulators, and lawmakers.
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http://ktemoc.blogspot.com/2024/06/local-medias-income-problem-those-who.html
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Ktemoc
The Malays also describe themselves as being media literate, while Chinese respondents either don't feel that way or don't find misinformation an issue. SUBANG JAYA, June 14 — There is just above average trust in the media among Malaysians mainly from the high-income group, a recent report by Taylor's University, analytical consulting firm Chasseur Group and Canadian-based think tank Digital Public Square revealed.
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https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/20-countries-with-highest-beer-taxes-in-the-world-1300570/
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Insidermonkey
In this article, we are going to discuss the 20 countries with the highest beer taxes in the world. You can skip our detailed analysis of the global beer market, the largest beer producer in the world, the effect of taxes on alcohol abuse, the country with the lowest beer tax in the world, and the rising prices of beer, and go directly to the 5 Countries with Highest Beer Taxes in the World.