Why isn't Apple (yet) supporting Tim Berners-Lee to 'save the web'?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:36:00 -0800

Apple isn’t (yet) among the signatories for a global campaign to save the web launched by Tim Berners-Lee.

I hope this is something the company plans to change.

What’s the story?

Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, is concerned that the web is becoming a forum for political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other harms that he fears may plunge us all into what he calls “digital dystopia.”

He’s launched a new global action plan and is asking governments, companies and individuals to commit to protecting the web and ensuring it benefits humanity.

“The power of the web to transform people’s lives, enrich society and reduce inequality is one of the defining opportunities of our time,” he said.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

Credit to Author: Mike Elgan| Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:39:00 -0800

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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What the FTC’s $5 billion fine really means for Facebook | TECH(feed)

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for mishandling user data. The fine comes after the FTC’s investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. On this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet discusses the implications of this fine — and how Facebook may (or may not) change its practices.

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Complete transcript, video of Apple CEO Tim Cook's EU privacy speech

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 03:27:00 -0700

Apple CEO, Tim Cook spoke up for privacy at a conference of European privacy commissioners in Brussels this morning

‘AI must respect human values’

The themes of this year’s conference is “Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life”, Cook is the first tech CEO to serve as the keynote speaker for the conference and was invited to speak.

He talked about data, put in a bid for a bill of U.S. digital rights, slammed competitors for profiting while unleashing powerfully negative forces, and spoke up for a GDPR-style privacy protection in the U.S.

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