Category Archives: Internet Use/New Technologies

OECD joins Christchurch call to action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online

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[news release] The OECD has joined the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online, adding its support to an international coalition of stakeholders working to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting the Internet.

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EU artificial intelligence rules will ban ‘unacceptable’ use

Some “unacceptable” uses of artificial intelligence would be banned in Europe under proposals unveiled on Wednesday.

The European Commission’s rules would ban “AI systems considered a clear threat to the safety, livelihoods and rights of people”, it said.

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OECD: COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divides

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Improved Internet connectivity and skills have helped many countries to cope with the health and economic crisis from COVID-19. Yet the pandemic has raised the bar for the digital transition and underscores the need to close the digital divides that risk leaving some people and firms worse off than others in a post-COVID world, according to a new OECD report.

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Futures Report Outlines Top Trends Impacting Global Economy, Society and Technology

[news release] The new technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud and robotics, are changing the way we live, learn and do business at a rate unprecedented in human history. This seismic shift is playing out in a world characterized by unreliable political landscapes and increasing environmental instability.

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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of blocking the social media site outright, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for people inside the country.

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