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Europe and America have a Right To Know About #5G Cell Phone Safety

Europe and America have a Right To Know About #5G Cell Phone Safety

| November 27, 2019

Google announced they are testing a new 5G smartphone, a move that aims to expand the company further into the branded hardware market, writes Theodora Scarato, executive director of Environmental Health Trust. On 10 September, Apple launched three new iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max). Not to be shut out of […]

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Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

| October 8, 2019

Yesterday (7 October), the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. The European Commission, member states and online service providers, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, JustPaste.it and […]

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‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

| September 30, 2019

France’s and Germany’s major publishers are closing ranks in an attempt to fight back against Google’s refusal to pay them when their content appears in its search index, writes Jessica Davies. For months, European publishers have labored to re-establish a more even economical balance between the negotiating power of large tech companies like Google and […]

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Powering the #Data Economy

Powering the #Data Economy

| September 23, 2019

The growth of Europe’s data centres highlights the need for energy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Google made headlines this weekend with its commitment of an extra €600 million in 2020 to expand its new “data centre” in Hamina, Finland. Data centres are the infrastructure which underpin cloud computing, making everyday data processing and storage […]

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#USA #Huawei – Spy thriller or trade war?

#USA #Huawei – Spy thriller or trade war?

| May 28, 2019

The more one looks at the USA’s attempts to block the use of Huawei equipment in the western world’s 5G telecoms networks then the more obvious it is that President Trump’s real motive is less about security but more about protectionism, writes Colin Stevens. Addressing the issue at the White House, Trump insisted Huawei posed […]

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#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

| May 22, 2019

Facebook and Google pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe and published by openDemocracy, the London-based global news website. Extracts from these testimonies allege that Facebook and Google undermined efforts to make the tech giants more […]

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#Google ban on #Huawei – We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem

#Google ban on #Huawei – We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem

| May 20, 2019

Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American […]

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