31 agosto 2021

The Social Dilemma is free on YouTube until Sept 30 https://www.humanetech.com/the-social-dilemma

30 agosto 2021

Common charger solution

This study concluded that the benefits of a common charger solution would be enhanced if complemented with measures aimed at reducing e-waste, such as through incentivising or mandating unbundling. https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive/common-charger_en

O novo YouTube Theater

Após uma inauguração formal, o novo YouTube Theater vai ter o primeiro espectáculo a 3 de Setembro próximo (será o “Black Comedy Festival”). O espaço, com 6.000 lugares, está integrado no SoFi Stadium em Inglewood, perto de Los Angeles (EUA), e prevê ter mais espectáculos ao vivo, de concertos a competições de eSports – muitos […]

Projecto de lei no Brasil quer proibir moderação de conteúdos sem prévia defesa e contraditório

A 16 de Agosto, o deputado federal Capitão Alberto Neto (REPUBLIC/AM) apresentou o projecto de lei 2.831/2021, que pretende alterar o Marco Civil da Internet (MCI) para proibir a exclusão de “posts” em redes sociais, sem que se tenha concedido o direito de ampla defesa e ao contraditório. O texto apresentado pretende obrigar que todas […]

28 agosto 2021

Amid one of the worst economic collapses in the past 45 years outside of a war, he and others in Venezuela have turned toward a video game as a means for survival and potential migration. Playing video games doesn’t imply sitting in front of a screen. It can mean movement. Hunting herbiboars in RuneScape can finance today’s food and tomorrow’s future in Colombia or Chile, countries where Marinez has family. https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/venezuelans-old-school-runescape-tasks.html
Altice Portugal has set up a new business named Infratower, to which it will transfer around 700 mobile towers. This move is part of a wider deal with Cellnex that will see Altice hand over the new tower unit to the infrastructure giant for around €209 million. Portugal’s Competition Authority gave the deal the green light back in July, back when the burgeoning Infratower was still called simply ‘NewCo’. https://www.totaltele.com/510726/Altice-Portugal-creates-Infratower-to-offload-sites-to-Cellnex

27 agosto 2021

The government has announced plans to reshape the UK’s data laws such as GDPR requirements in an effort, it claims, to boost growth and increase trade post-Brexit. The digital, media and culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, says the UK wants to shape data laws based on “common sense, not box-ticking”. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/26/what-gdpr-why-does-uk-want-reshape-data-laws
Coisas que não foram publicadas esta semana no TICtank.pt
Aprova os princípios gerais em matéria de dados abertos e transpõe para a ordem jurídica interna a Diretiva (UE) 2019/1024 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho, de 20 de junho de 2019, relativa aos dados abertos e à reutilização de informação do setor público https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/170221042

26 agosto 2021

Venture Capital’s “Me Too” Moment: In this paper, we document the historically low rate of hiring of women in the venture capital sector. We find that the high-profile Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins gender discrimination trial had dramatic treatment effects. In difference-in-differences regressions, we find that the rate of hiring of female venture capitalists increased substantially after the trial and that the hiring was more pronounced in states that were more receptive to the exposure. We use the state-level mandated maternity benefits as an instrument for the receptivity to the treatment effects of the Pao Trial. We also show that the fraction of founders who are female increases after the Pao Trial, but that the increase is driven entirely by the hiring of female venture capitalists. There is no increase in the propensity of male venture capitalists to invest in female founders in the post-Pao Trial period. https://www.nber.org/papers/w28679

25 agosto 2021

For the first time, Snap is giving a glimpse into the topics and moments most relevant to the Snapchat Generation with the introduction of Snapchat Trends. Snapchat Trends highlights the most popular keywords shared with the Snapchat community via public Stories and My Stories that have been viewed by a large group, in addition to a searchable database of terms. https://forbusiness.snapchat.com/blog/introducing-snapchat-trends
Because no matter how many brilliant minds come together to create excellent recommendations to take advantage of AI and promote innovation, the IC will not successfully implement them without addressing the institutional resistance to new ways of doing business that acts as a self-sustaining barrier between the IC and widespread AI adoption. As Winston Churchill admonished, the IC must not let this crisis go to waste. https://www.justsecurity.org/77783/artificial-intelligence-in-the-intelligence-community-culture-is-critical/

24 agosto 2021

Na dimensão Transição Digital, estão previstas reformas e investimentos significativos nas áreas da digitalização de empresas, do estado e no fornecimento de competências digitais na educação, saúde, cultura e gestão florestal. Para assegurar que Portugal acelere a transição para uma sociedade mais digitalizada, as opções nacionais, no PRR, assentam em 5 componentes nas seguintes áreas: capacitação e inclusão digital das pessoas através da educação, formação em competências digitais e promoção da literacia digital, transformação digital do setor empresarial e digitalização do Estado.

07 agosto 2021

The World’s First Web Site : On August 6, 1991, without fanfare, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website while working at CERN, the huge particle physics lab in Switzerland. https://www.history.com/.amp/news/the-worlds-first-web-site
Como a Google financia instituições de política tecnológica na Europa
Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham are opening up about their conditions, and chronic illness influencers are attracting huge social media followings. But as visibility has grown, so have accusations of fakery. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-58093455

06 agosto 2021

Facebook failed to enforce its own rules to curb an oil and gas industry misinformation campaign over the climate crisis during last year’s presidential election, according to a new analysis released on Thursday. The report, by the London-based thinktank InfluenceMap, identified an increase in advertising on the social media site by ExxonMobil and other fossil-fuel companies aimed at shaping the political debate about policies to address global heating. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/facebook-fossil-fuel-industry-environment-climate-change
On cloud, Telegeography's figures for Southern European showed that in 2016 no cloud provider had created a cloud regions, however, by 2020, there were two. Over "the next year or two", there will be at least eight, half of these based in Madrid, with the upcoming openings including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and OVH. Feeding all of this is a network of 45 submarine cables, 10 landing in Spain and nine in Portugal, with another six in the process of being deployed. Half of the new cables will land on the Iberian Peninsula: Grace Hopper in Bilbao, Equiano in Lisbon, and 2Africa in Lisbon and Barcelona, the city's first international cable landing. https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3829045/de-cix-ellalink-interxion-and-telegeography-put-connectivity-on-the-map

05 agosto 2021

For the first time ever, a film distributor will use Facebook to debut a movie exclusively via a ticketed live event, executives tell Axios. "The Outsider," a controversial documentary about the construction of the 9/11 Museum in Manhattan, will premiere publicly on Facebook for $3.99 on Aug. 19. https://www.axios.com/movie-premiere-facebook-first-a6b1a525-a4f5-4be0-a0aa-0252ee02452a.html
If you’ve ever read a privacy policy, you may have noticed a section that says something about how your data will be shared with law enforcement, which means if the police demand it and have the necessary paperwork, they’ll likely get it. But maybe, like most American adults, you don’t read privacy policies very carefully if at all. In that case, you might be surprised to learn how much of your data is in the hands of third parties, how much access law enforcement has to it, how it might be used against you, or what your rights are — if any — to prevent it. https://www.vox.com/recode/22565926/police-law-enforcement-data-warrant

04 agosto 2021

Para saber o que é um domínio na Internet, a história do sistema de nomes de domínio (DNS) em Portugal, quais foram os primeiros 25 domínios registados em Portugal e nos EUA, e também as transacções mais caras para adquirir nomes valiosos no espaço online.
Following the Austrian Supreme Court’s referral in July of Schrems’ case to Luxembourg, the EU Court of Justice will now decide whether Facebook’s processing of personal data is compatible with European law. If the EU Court were to rule in his favour, this would mean that “a large part of the data processing carried out by Facebook in Europe was illegal,” said Schrems, adding that “each individual user could then claim damages from Facebook.” With the current 307 million daily users Facebook claims to have in Europe, the ruling could lead to a flood of lawsuits claiming compensation. https://www.euractiv.com/section/data-protection/interview/schrems-has-facebook-data-processing-in-sights-for-next-coup/
In a court-filed declaration, NSO Group’s CEO says Facebook tried to buy an Apple spying tool in 2017. https://www.vice.com/en/article/pke9k9/facebook-wanted-nso-spyware-to-monitor-users

03 agosto 2021

WHO’s new report cautions against overestimating the benefits of AI for health, especially when this occurs at the expense of core investments and strategies required to achieve universal health coverage. https://www.who.int/news/item/28-06-2021-who-issues-first-global-report-on-ai-in-health-and-six-guiding-principles-for-its-design-and-use
Platform signatories of the Code of Practice on Disinformation issue reports about their ongoing efforts to limit COVID-19 and vaccine disinformation, and publish a joint call for interest for new signatories to join the Code. https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/reports-june-actions-fighting-covid-19-disinformation-monitoring-programme

02 agosto 2021

How Google Works with the News Ecosystem https://blog.google/documents/105/How_Google_Works_with_the_News_Ecosystem_July_2021.pdf

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01 agosto 2021

Big day for earnings! Everyone is making absolutely insane piles of money. - Microsoft reported quarterly revenue of $46.2 billion, up 21 percent year over year. - Alphabet reported quarterly revenue of $61.9 billion, up 62 percent year over year. And its subsidiary YouTube reported ad revenue of $7 billion, up 84 percent year over year. - Apple reported quarterly revenue of $81.4 billion, up 36 percent year over year. (via Platformer)