European Union Court to Review EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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A three-year-old complaint against Privacy Shield will finally be reviewed by the EU general court in July of 2019. The complaint came from the French digital rights group, La Quadrature du Net, and claimed that the Privacy Shield framework allowed for privacy abuses by the United States. Replacing Improper Safety With Questionable Privacy Privacy Shield is a program that was … Read More

Amazon Rejects Proposal for Banning Facial Recognition

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The investors at Amazon voted down a proposal for banning the sale of facial recognition software to government entities. The software raised concerns of bias and discrimination, but only 2.4 % of shareholders voted in favor of the proposal, lacking support for the overall 50% needed to pass. Failure to Recognize a Face Concerns over the facial recognition technology started … Read More

AI: Stealing Human Jobs or Creating More Positions?

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As with most emerging technology, there are two sides that cover its benefits as well as its potential downfalls. A recent report from the MIT Technology Review found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eliminate 1 in every 8 jobs in Asia in the next five years. The technology was created to improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction but also leaves human … Read More

Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. Grows in Practices

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) developed from an organization that took little action to prevent any foreign investments, to a powerhouse in preventing security threats. After incidents like the Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election and other data breaches throughout the world, data is now considered a serious threat to national security. What is CFIUS? … Read More

MIT Ceases Research Relationships with Huawei and ZTE

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MIT ceased research Huawei ZTE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is following in the U.S. government’s footsteps by no longer collaborating with Huawei and ZTE Corporation. Both companies are already in hot water with the United States after accusations of theft of trade secrets and violating U.S. sanctions. These accusations along with other security issues worldwide led to MIT updating their review process for … Read More