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China Tech to Face Even Closer Scrutiny From Global Governments

(Bloomberg) — China’s tech companies will face a tougher time globally as digital decoupling accelerates and countries with shared values join forces to promote their technology standards and ethics, according to a report from the Hinrich Foundation.



a circuit board: The Huawei Technologies Co. logo sits on display on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, July 16, 2020. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a diplomatic minefield after banning China’s Huawei from the U.K.’s next-generation wireless networks, as Beijing accused him of breaking promises and Donald Trump claimed credit for the prime minister’s decision.


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The Huawei Technologies Co. logo sits on display on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, July 16, 2020. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a diplomatic minefield after banning China’s Huawei from the U.K.’s next-generation wireless networks, as Beijing accused him of breaking promises and Donald Trump claimed credit for the prime minister’s decision.

Moves by the U.S. against companies such as TikTok, WeChat, Huawei Technologies Co. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. are only the beginning of a deeper shift that will also see the European Union and international organizations rethink how they engage with Chinese technology, said the Asia-based foundation set up by

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Apple, Google face EU limits on pre-installing their own apps

  • The EU is drafting new rules intended to curb the power of big US platforms such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple.
  • The idea is to limit how these companies use their existing might to favor their own services.
  • Draft rules would force the tech giants to share their data with rivals, and limit how many of their own apps they pre-install on devices.
  • The rules come as both Apple and Google fight with developers about the way they operate their app stores, both huge marketplaces for third-party companies.
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Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other US tech giants could be banned from favouring their services or forcing users to sign up to a bundle of services under draft EU rules aimed at reining in their power.

The draft rules, known as the Digital Services Act, aim to set the ground rules for data-sharing

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U.S. tech giants face curbs on data sharing, digital marketplaces, under draft EU rules

By Foo Yun Chee

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet unit Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other U.S. tech giants could be banned from favouring their services or forcing users to sign up to a bundle of services under draft EU rules aimed at reining in their power.

The draft rules, known as the Digital Services Act, aim to set the ground rules for data-sharing and how digital marketplaces operate. They are expected to come into force by the end of the year.

The European Commission is taking a tough line against U.S. tech giants, driven in part by antitrust cases resulting in decisions that subsequently failed to boost competition because of the lengthy process that typically takes several years.

The case has taken on urgency because of the dependence of thousands of EU companies on the tech giants for their business.

Gatekeepers, such as companies with bottleneck power or strategic market

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The challenges CIOs face under Covid-19

As business leaders get used to the discomfort of uncertainty and digital channels become key to survival, the surge in technology investment required to adapt to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis means CIOs will need to deal with a number of implications in the longer term.

At the same time, technology leaders are enjoying an unprecedented era of influence, with professionals who are capable of navigating current and future business demands becoming more visible than ever.

These are some of the key findings of the 2020 CIO Survey published by recruitment and technology company Harvey Nash and consulting firm KPMG, which cover the before, the onset and the ongoing effects of the health crisis on technology leadership across the world.

Some 4,200 technology leaders participated in the study, which ran in its first iteration in December 2019. The study was paused in March 2020 and resumed in May, running until August

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Face Shields Won’t Protect Travelers From Covid-19

For months, people have been choosing between wearing masks or face shields when working with the public and for when they are traveling or working in public places.

New research, however, conducted by a Japanese supercomputer concludes that face shields are ineffective in trapping respiratory aerosols, as reported by The Guardian.

The world’s fastest supercomputer is called Fugaku and it discovered that 100% of airborne droplets of less than 5 micrometres escaped through plastic visors, like the ones used by people who work in service industries. (A micrometre is one millionth of a metre).

Of larger droplets which measure 50 micrometres, about half were able to escape into the surrounding air–a fact confirmed by a government-backed research institute in Kobe, Japan called Riken.

The supercomputer, which cost 130 billion yen (or $1.2 billion) has

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Apple face mask created by iPhone design team shown in new video

  • Apple developed a face mask for employees that has three layers to filter particles and includes flaps for protecting the nose and chin, Bloomberg previously reported.
  • A new video provides a closer look at the mask’s appearance and fit.
  • The Apple Face Mask also comes with a piece for connecting the two ear straps behind the head for a tighter fit.
  • The face mask is said to have been designed by Apple’s engineering and design teams, the same groups working on products like the iPhone and the iPad.
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Apple’s special face mask for employees was created by the same teams that work on its products. Now, a new video provides a glimpse of how Apple’s mask looks and fits.

The YouTube channel Unbox Therapy on Thursday published a video detailing every aspect of Apple’s mask, from how it’s packaged to how it fits

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As deadline approaches, will HHS face pressure to push back information blocking rules?

In March, the Department of Health and Human Services passed sweeping interoperability rules that would add teeth to requirements for healthcare providers and IT vendors to securely share patient health information. With the initial deadline approaching in November, is HHS facing pressure to push the deadline back?

“We’ve had lobbying pressure all along,” Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said in a Thursday panel at CBInsights. “These are all powerful economic forces. Whenever you disrupt powerful economic forces in D.C., the town business is lobbying.”

Recent lobbying disclosure reports confirm Rucker’s comments. Health IT companies paid lobbyists in the second quarter of 2020 related to interoperability and information blocking rules.  D.C.-based lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, received $60,000 from Epic Systems, and athenahealth reported spending $60,000 on its own lobbying efforts.

Several other familiar names in healthcare spent lobbying dollars related to information blocking in

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter CEOs may face subpoenas from Senate panel

The Senate Commerce Committee has asked the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter to appear for testimony on October 1, according to a new report from Politico. It’s an unusually tight timeline for such a high-profile panel, but members have indicated they may issue subpoenas if CEOs do not agree to appear by the end of the day on Thursday.

It’s still possible that other committee members will object to the subpoenas, or that CEOs will find some other way to evade the summons. Google, Facebook and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The hearing will reportedly focus on measures to amend Section 230, a pivotal law for content moderation practices online. In July, a subcommittee hosted a hearing concerning the PACT Act — an ostensible compromise between bias hawks and more measured reformers — although the results of the discussion were inconclusive.

The Senate Commerce

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UK firm to power face verification in Singapore’s digital identity system




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Singapore has inked a deal with British vendor iProov to provide face verification technology used in the Asian country’s national digital identity system. Already launched as a pilot earlier this year, the feature allows SingPass users to access e-government services via a biometric, bypassing the need for passwords. 

The agreement also sees Singapore-based digital government services specialist, Toppan, involved in the deployment of the facial verification technology. Both vendors were selected following an open tender issued by Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and months of user tests, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday.

iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance technology is touted to have the ability to determine if an individual’s face is an actual person, and not a photograph, mask or digital spoof, and authenticate that it is not a deepfake or injected video. Its agreement with the Singapore

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