Indigenous War, How to Extend your life by 10 Years, Taj Mahal’s Malware Problem & Other Unbelievable World Headlines with Ethical Concerns.

Highlights 2/2 from April’s World News

Introduction

From the methods and techniques that generate the granular data used by scientists, statisticians and developers to the narratives composed by the media and governments which define them, the Forum examines the opportunities and problems arising from the development of technologies that continue to open unprecedented possibilities for knowledge and influence.

Ranging over areas including mass data and data-analytics, their use and safeguards, privacy and data rights, the commercial use of data by marketing, media institutions and big business, as well as the importance of limits or lack of limits to access for security agencies and government, fake news, deep fakes, the recent impressive innovations in artificial intelligence, and the benefits, pitfalls and future of blockchain technology, each year the forum gathers the most brilliant and influential minds from around the world to address the implications of data and knowledge technologies in all of their complexity.
Encouraging technological and intellectual innovation and collaboration between the worlds of research, business, media, government and investment, and emphasizing the quality and integrity of the human lives they ground, the World Ethical Data Forum invites participants to enter and define perhaps the most crucial discussion of our time.

This article is the second part of April 2019’s global news highlights. Those here at WEDF would like you to be aware of major ethical issues that are affecting us all. We are calling ALL for an open discussion of what the best practices moving forward should be. To better prepare ourselves for this discussion here are the remaining news lines to catch up on. Thank you for reading and working with us.

Global Headlines Involving Ethical Concerns

In an open call to push for regulatory standards across the EU in relation to Cryptocurrencies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire recently quoted “I will propose to my European partners that we set up a single regulatory framework on crypto-assets inspired by the French experience … Our model is the right one.”

Vive Le Crypto!

  • Licensing for Crypto Service Providers (optional) — custodial services, brokers and dealers offering the “purchase or sale of digital assets against legal tender or other digital assets,” and crypto exchange operators. Remittance, asset management, advisory, and underwriting functions are also included.
  • Additional KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements for ICOs and brokers
  • Limits types of funds (and percentage of fund) that can invest in Cryptocurrencies
  • Increased AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) oversight

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In ‘fluffy news’ A recent Harvard study has shown 5 simple habits can extend your life by 10 or more years.

Extend your life by 10 or more years

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Exercise daily
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Do not smoke

Various and rigorous studies over the years have proven health benefits of the above mentioned; finally this study has correlated past data and shows individuals attempting these five particular lifestyle choices have a significantly longer lifespan.

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We all know companies like to save money, and it’s been said ‘IT’ is generally viewed as a black hole of resources spent with no return. Fortunately, this story is not about a huge leak of customers data, however, it easily could have been for customers trying to vacation.

Symantec Identifies Data Security Leak Potential with over 1000 Hotels

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Build a better mousetrap and the world will build a better mouse… at Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Scanner Fooled by a 3D Printer

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April showers bring May’s malware? Well, this April we’ve announced we’ve found more malware… a lot of it.

New Malware Framework: The Taj Mahal

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EU’s Copyright Reform; although an excellent idea on paper, we are anxiously waiting to see the overall effects on the world wide web.

The EUs Copyright Reform

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EU Releases Trustworthy AI Ethical Guidelines

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New Chinese Giant on the Rise? We found a lot of headlines on a new investment opportunity

New Platform Seeks to Support Smaller Real Estate Agencies in China

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More news in the EU….

The Brexit, or Not

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Oil drilling upsets around the world

Constitutional Protection for Indigenous People

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Social media giants will always make world news. Hopefully “April showers will bring May flowers.”

Tech Giants work with Samaritans to purge harmful content

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Conclusion

The first World Ethical Data Forum took place in Barcelona in September 2018 and was covered globally by major national news outlets including News.com.au, the Daily Mail, The Guardian, Russia Today, Ruptly, MSNBC, Business Insider, New American, CNN Greece, The Herald, The Courier, and Wall Street Italia.

The event also featured in a documentary by La Kaseta, “Battle of Social Networks”, which looked at three different modern day moments of great social upheaval in which social media has played a significant role: The Occupy Movement, The Arab Spring, and The Catalan Referendum.

It showcased headline speakers including National Inventors Hall of Fame and National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Ralph Merkle, scientist, inventor, New York Times bestselling author and advisor to Nasa’s Innovative & Advanced Concepts program Dr. David Brin, famed human rights lawyer and WikiLeaks counsel Jennifer Robinson, and Wikileaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange, the video of which interview the Forum broadcast as it was shown, causing a media frenzy that resulted in 3.8 million views across YouTube alone.

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