UN defends statement on the sale and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until adequate safeguards are in place to ensure the technology will not be abused. “We cannot afford to continue playing catch-up regarding AI – allowing … Continue reading UN defends statement on the sale and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems

Why is whistleblower protection a trending issue?

THE COVID-10 PANDEMIC HAS EXPOSED PREVIOUSLY NEGLECTED FLAWS IN GLOBAL Whistleblower Protection LAWS. The pivotal role of accountability and transparency in building and maintaining public trust in organizations is indisputable. How the Chinese government and World Health Organization (WHO) undermined public health at the initial and peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic, and consequential global spread … Continue reading Why is whistleblower protection a trending issue?

White House Cybersecurity Conference: U.S. technology company executives worried about data privacy

The White House gathered leading U.S. technology company executives this week to discuss cybersecurity, after a series of high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year, according to Reuters. Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.com The guest list included Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and IBM Chief … Continue reading White House Cybersecurity Conference: U.S. technology company executives worried about data privacy

France demands €500m Euros from Google

France’s competition regulator on Tuesday slapped Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media companies over the use of their content under EU copyright rules. It is “the biggest ever fine” imposed by the Competition Authority for a company’s failure to adhere to one of its rulings, the … Continue reading France demands €500m Euros from Google

The Black Vault attacks CIA, releases confidential UFO documents

"Unidentified flying objects" are definitely a thing, but do they have alien origins? I'm on the side of the skeptics, but there are plenty of true believers and UFO-curious folks eager for official information from the government.  Thanks to The Black Vault, an online archive of declassified government documents, you can now dig through a massive trove … Continue reading The Black Vault attacks CIA, releases confidential UFO documents

EasyJet: Hackers accessed over 9 million customers’ details

Britain's data watchdog is investigating after the breach which saw 2,200 customers' credit card details accessed by hackers. Easyjet has revealed that the personal details of nine million customers have been accessed by "highly sophisticated" hackers. The discount airline - currently mired by the grounding of flights because of the coronavirus crisis and a leadership tussle led … Continue reading EasyJet: Hackers accessed over 9 million customers’ details