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Despite Cambridge Analytica waking the world up to the manipulative power of AI, algorithmic encroachment on the democratic process shows no signs of abating. Dr. Christian de Vartavan says coding transparency is needed to ensure AI enhances democracy, rather than derails it
Plans for a subsea cable system linking Los Angeles directly to China and Hong Kong have been abandoned over concerns about a third-party backer’s ties to Beijing.
Google and Facebook applied to the US regulator, the FCC, for more modest plans for the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), that stop in the Philippines and Taiwan, three years after the tech giants announced what would have been the first submarine cable to directly connect Hong Kong and the US.
The UK-based company said it was ‘complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the US government’ UK-based chip designer ARM has reportedly informed employees not to work with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Internal documents obtained by the BBC reportedly tell staff to suspend “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements”… Read More
The spread of false information online has been highlighted as an ongoing threat to society, democracy and elections A British fact-checking firm is to receive a share of 25 million dollars (£19.1 million) worth of Google investment after being chosen as a winner in an AI competition. Full Fact was named among the 20 winners… Read More
A report in The Daily Telegraph claimed that the PM had given the Chinese hardware giant the go-ahead to help build the next-gen mobile network in the UK Digital Minister Margot James has dismissed reports that the PM has given Huawei the go-ahead to work on the UK’s 5G network. It had been suggested that Theresa… Read More