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Putin on cyberwarfare: Action causes reaction, you don’t like reaction – let’s talk rules

Nations that don’t like being the targets of cyberwarfare have the incentive to work on common rules of cyberspace the same way rules for nuclear weapons were negotiated, said the Russian president. Vladimir Putin made the comparison in response to a journalist’s question about the latest accusation in the US that Russia used its cyber capabilities to interfere with the ...

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China’s petro-yuan ‘thundering into action’ as Iran ditches US dollar in oil trade

Washington’s renewed sanctions on Tehran supports China’s newly established oil futures, analysts say. The sanctions can make the yuan a more preferable currency than the dollar on the oil market. Since their launch in May, the interest in the renminbi-backed oil contracts has steadily surged. Traded daily volumes hit a record 250,000 lots last Wednesday, and the share of yuan ...

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US withdrawal from nuclear deal will only incite Iran for action, Russian MP warns

The US exit from the Iranian nuclear deal will provoke another major international crisis and grant Iranians freedom to develop nuclear weapons and related programs, a senior Russian MP has said. “If the deal is destroyed then of course Iran would get a theoretical freedom of action, including the capability to develop nuclear weapons and to realize all programs tied ...

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Kim Dotcom threatens Twitter class action over user password exposure

Kim Dotcom has threatened to sue Twitter in a class-action lawsuit after the social network admitted to accidentally storing its users’ passwords after an “internal glitch.” Twitter urged their 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday after discovering a “bug,” which stored their users’ unmasked passwords in an internal log for months. They didn’t specify exactly how many ...

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Russia ‘won’t allow’ another US military action in Syria based on false flag – OPCW envoy

Russia’s envoy to the OPCW said it was crucial to avoid new false-flag attacks in Syria and that Moscow “won’t allow” US military action there, as he described details of Russian findings on the site of the alleged Douma incident. New false-flag operations against Damascus are “possible, since our American partners are once again threatening to take military action against ...

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Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ consent, a federal judge in California ...

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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