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Quantum computing has a hype problem | MIT Technology Review
June 26, 2022

Amen

C’è da scommettere che molti addetti ai lavori si scateneranno contro questo articolo. D’altronde,  nessuno piacerebbe sentirsi dire che siamo a decenni di distanza dal vedere risultati economicamente concreti del loro lavoro. E la chiusa dell’articolo è un bel modo per dribblare le critiche.

Source : MIT Technology Review
Quantum computing has a hype…

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AI and The future of work: from muscles, to brains, to hearts
June 27, 2022

I had some conversations with a friend about the future of post-pandemic corporate work in light of technological evolution.

Before the Industrial Revolution, work tended to value people’s contributions with muscle power. Most of the value came from physical manipulation activities.

Then came the Industrial Revolution, with machinery that reduced the relevance of muscular effort…

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Google faces antitrust complaint by Danish job-search rival | Reuters
June 28, 2022

Source: Reuters
Google faces antitrust complaint by Danish job-search rivalRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comBRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Google faces an antitrust complaint on Monday by Danish online job-search rival Jobindex, which told European Union regulators the Alphabet-owned (GOOGL.O) business had allegedly unfairly favoured its own job-search service.
Continua qui: Google faces…

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EU regulatory trends (note to self)
July 2, 2022

I am jotting down this note to myself.

Few days ago I was thinking at some background trends that it seems to me are underpinning the evolution of EU Digital policies.

The first one I would call “Antitrust Originalism”. It seems to me we are departing from the antitrust interpretation promoted by the Chicago School:…

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Hackers Claim to Have Stolen Police Data in China’s Largest Cybersecurity Breach – Bloomberg
July 4, 2022

se è vero è il largest leak ever!

Source: Bloomberg
Hackers Claim Theft of Police Info in China’s Largest Data Leak

Unknown cyberattackers claim to have info on a billion Chinese

The claim triggered speculation online and in security circles

Listen to this articleShare this articleCopiedFollow the authors+ Get alerts forUnknown hackers claimed to have…

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Police used texts, web searches for abortion to prosecute women
July 4, 2022

Scrivevo in questo post del 2017 (e anche in qualche commento precedente):

Io faccio sempre questo esempio relativo all’ecommerce. Metti che un giorno io compri una menorah;  che ne sappiamo che tra molti anni, da qualche parte nel mondo, le mie figlie possano essere perseguitate per questo ? Devo avere il diritto di assicurare l’anonimato…

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NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms | NIST
July 6, 2022

Molto importante!

Source: NIST
NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has chosen the first group of encryption tools that are designed to withstand the assault of a future quantum computer, which could potentially crack the security used to protect privacy in the…

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Families sue TikTok after girls died while trying ‘blackout challenge’
July 6, 2022

Mi sa che i tempi dell’esenzione di responsabilita’ degli intermediari stanno definitivamente per tramontare.

Alcuni business model potrebbero cessare di esistere. Altri richiederanno la fine dell’anonimato. Speriamo che i regolatori siano saggi e introducano forme di anonimato protetto.

Source: The Guardian
..Parents of two girls who died in a 2021 “blackout challenge” on TikTok, which…

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Fired Worker Says Facebook Used Tool to Read Deleted Messages
July 8, 2022

Altro che “un diamante e’ pre sempre”… come scrivo in Capitalismo Immateriale, “Una informazione è per sempre”.

Chissà come si muoveranno le autorità europee, adesso.

Voi credete che quando cancellate i messaggi di whatsapp o le mail su gmail, siano davvero cancellate ?

Source: Gizmodo
How “forgotten” are your deleted internet posts anyway?

That question…

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Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter is in peril
July 8, 2022

In una intervista sull’Huffington Post del 29 aprile scorso, appena era stata annunciata la notizia, avevo detto che secondo me era un tentativo di posizionarsi vicino ai repubblicani di Trump dato che Musk dipende moltissimo dallo Stato per tutte le sue aziende e che il mood del momento era per una vittoria dei repubblicani alle…

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Cruise’s Robot Car Outages Are Jamming Up San Francisco | WIRED
July 8, 2022

Problemi di connettività ? Errori sistemici (pensa quando arriveranno gli hacker)

Source: Wired
Around midnight on June 28, Calvin Hu was driving with his girlfriend near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park when he pulled up at an intersection behind two white and orange autonomous Chevrolet Bolts operated by Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors. Another…

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Molenbeek introduces €5,600 tax for every supermarket self-scanning checkout
July 14, 2022

e i distributori automatici dove li mettiamo ?

Source: Brussels Times
Brussels municipality Molenbeek-Saint-Jean has introduced a tax of €5,600 per self-scanning cash register, as Mayor Catherine Moureaux argues the registers have consequences for the work itself as well as social cohesion, Bruzz reports.

The tax concerns self-scanning registers in supermarkets that allow customers to…

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On the prospects of the outcome of future Italian elections
July 15, 2022

In Oct. 2020 Italy enacted a reform in the number of the members of the Parliament (Chamber of Deputies and Senate). This reform has unintended consequences for governability.
The reform was passed on the back of outrage of political squandering with the aim of cutting the cost of parliament. But no thought was given to…

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Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer risks
July 19, 2022

Oh Oh…
Forse il ministero dell’istruzione farebbe bene a rivolgersi al GARR per avere pronto un contingency plan, metti che questa decisione arrivi anche in Italia…

Source: Techcrunch
Denmark is effectively banning Google’s services in schools, after officials in the municipality of Helsingør were last year ordered to carry out a risk assessment around the…

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Google (Alphabet) looses landmark antitrust case appeal in Italy re. Android Auto
July 19, 2022

Maybe Enelx is not widely known… it’s the tech innovation brand of Enel. Enel is the second largest power company worldwide (after China’s State grid Corp.)

Enelx wanted access to Android Auto to publish an app for their charging stations but Google put obstacles and deferred its publication, thus abusing their dominant position, Italy’s Antritrust…

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TikTok Owner ByteDance Distributed Pro-China Messages To Americans, Former Employees Say
July 27, 2022

Source: Buzzfeednews
Former employees claim the company placed pieces of pro-China content in its now-defunct US news app, TopBuzz, and censored negative stories about the Chinese government. ByteDance says it did no such thing.
Continua qui: TikTok Owner ByteDance Distributed Pro-China Messages To Americans, Former Employees Say

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Water activated disposable paper battery
July 28, 2022

Bello!

Source: Nature
We developed a disposable paper battery aiming to reduce the environmental impact of single-use electronics for applications such as point of care diagnosis, smart packaging and environmental sensing. The battery uses Zinc as a biodegradable metal anode, graphite as a nontoxic cathode material and paper as a biodegradable substrate. To facilitate additive…

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Niente cloud extra UE nel Baden Wuerttemberg ?
July 30, 2022

(Grazie Marco per la segnalazione)

La decisione non è definitiva.

Se sarà confermata potrebbe diventare un bel problema per alcuni… (e una gigantesca opportunita’ per altri)

Source: Studio legale Avv. Bahr
Camera per gli appalti pubblici BaWü: nessun servizio IT e cloud dalle filiali dell’UE di società americane

28/07/2022

In una recente procedura, la Camera…

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Facebook Doesn’t Know What It Does With Your Data, Or Where It Goes: Leaked Document
August 4, 2022

Andiamo bene…

Source: Vice
Facebook is facing what it describes internally as a “tsunami” of privacy regulations all over the world, which will force the company to dramatically change how it deals with users’ personal data.

And the “fundamental” problem, the company admits, is that Facebook has no idea where all of its user data…

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US Treasury sanctions Tornado Cash, accused of laundering stolen crypto
August 9, 2022

“E come fanno con i mixer ?”

così.

Source: Techcrunch
The U.S. has sanctioned decentralized cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash for its role in enabling billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency to be laundered through its platform.



The laundered funds include $445 million stolen by the Lazarus Group, a notorious North Korean-backed hacking group…

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