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Japanese leader Abe tells Davos audience to rebuild trust in global trade

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday that it was time to “rebuild trust” in international trade” writes Joe Raedle for cnbc.com. “I call on all of us to rebuild trust toward the system for international trade.”I’d like Osaka G20 to be remembered as a summit that started worldwide data governance.”.  Source: cnbc.com

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Labor Dept. says Oracle underpaid women and minorities

“The Labor Department charge, reported in Wired, echoes an independent analysis of Oracle pay data filed in a private lawsuit on Friday, which alleges the company underpaid women compared with male counterparts by more than $13,000” reports axios.com. How it works: Lawsuits such as these, as well as a similar ones filed against other big tech companies, highlight the subtle, nearly invisible tactics that can make it difficult for employees to bridge the pay gap.Other big tech companies, including Google and Uber, have been accused of using similar tactics to…

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Fujitsu’s new AI tech aims to help respond to cyberattacks

“Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have created an AI technology that automatically determines whether action needs to be taken in response to a cyberattack” reports financefeeds.com. This technology identifies and extracts attack logs, which show the behavior of a cyberattack, from huge amounts of operations logs.Fujitsu Laboratories combined the newly developed technologies with its own Deep Tensor AI technology, and ran evaluative testing on the determination model that had been trained on the new training data. The new entity aims to grow Fujitsu’s global AI business by bringing together the innovative AI…

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O2 and Vodafone extend UK network sharing deal to include 5G

“LONDON (Reuters) – Telefonica’s O2 and Vodafone have stepped up their challenge to British market leader BT by extending their network sharing deal to cover 5G, enabling them to accelerate the deployment of the faster mobile service at a lower cost” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The two companies formed a joint venture in 2012 to help share the cost of rolling out faster networks as customers sought ever more data to access the internet from their phones.”We believe that these plans will generate significant benefits for our business…

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How GDPR enforcement promotes development of digital ID

“These concerns are pushing digital ID and other forms of portable authentication” writes John Adams for paymentssource.com. “As more consumers start thinking about data ownership and the concept of owning your own digital ID, companies and services will feel increased pressure to shift to a more decentralized model.Regulators are handing out fines for GDPR violations, that while relatively small can have a large impact on the push for sharable identity by drawing attention to how large companies use data.Much of the technology, such as blockchain, decentralizes consumer access and thus…

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TomTom sells Telematics fleet-management business to Bridgestone

“TomTom says its Telematics division is the number-one such fleet management service in Europe, with 860,000 vehicles delivering two million data points daily” writes Jake Holmes for cnet.com. Bridgestone will apparently use that information to help monitor tire wear and other data, saying that it intends to offer a “tire predictive maintenance service” and other fleet services.The 910 million euro ($1 billion) sale will give tire manufacturer Bridgestone access to data from 860,000 vehicles, which the company will use to garner, “unprecedented insights into vehicle and tire operating conditions.”.  Source:…

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IBM CEO Rometty: This is what could topple the whole digital economy

“IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said one of the biggest issues for every government right now is privacy of consumer data but that a barrage of regulations could destroy the digital economy” writes Barbara Booth for cnbc.com. The casualty is the whole digital economy,” she told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.”Really what we have to protect is consumer privacy, and that’s consent, opt out, ability to delete, and that is what I would call almost like precision medicine — precision regulation,” she said.”If,…

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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing data deadline

“Russia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency despite missing a 31 December deadline to provide doping data from its Moscow laboratory by more than a fortnight” writes Sean Ingle for theguardian.com. Wada’s executive committee was heavily criticised in September when it decided to lift the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s suspension despite Russia continuing to deny its involvement in a massive state sponsored doping operation.However Russia has been warned it faces being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and prohibited from hosting international sporting events if there is any…

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WADA opts not to suspend Russian anti-doping agency

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday it had decided not to re-impose a suspension on Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA despite Moscow missing a deadline to hand over laboratory data” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The global body said failure to provide access to data from the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory by the end of 2018 would lead to a renewed ban.RUSADA had asked WADA last week not to suspend it after missing the Dec. 31 deadline, which was a condition for the agency to…

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