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New version of UN anti-surveillance resolution warns against “highly intrusive” metadata collection

Germany and Brazil have drafted a new text of the UN’s anti-surveillance resolution adopted last year to include details on the collection of metadata. In the new version of the resolution, the two countries describe arbitrary spying, interception of communications, and collection of personal data and metadata, as “highly intrusive acts.” The countries refer to metadata… Read More

Switzerland, UK and Sweden top global innovation rankings

Three European nations head the league of world leaders in innovation according the UN-backed Global Innovation Index (GII) and are praised for linking their investments in human capital with strong infrastructures to produce high levels of creativity. The annual GII rankings are published by Cornell University, the business school, INSEAD, and the UN agency, the… Read More