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(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) A patient-specific tumor organoid model developed at Wake Forest is being used to identify the most effective chemotherapy protocol to treat appendix and colon tumors, a personalized medicine approach that is showing promise.
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If you’re looking for something to play this weekend and you own either a gaming PC or an Xbox One, it seems that Microsoft has you covered. Today, the company announced a “Big Gaming Weekend” in which it will unlock 10 games and allow anyone to play them. There are some big names on the list too, including Call of … Continue reading
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On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories, including the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event.
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(Nagoya University) Researchers at Nagoya University have found the mechanism of the night-to-day transition of the circadian rhythm in green algae. The findings could be applied to green algae to produce larger amounts of lipids, which are a possible sustainable source of biofuel.
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Business Insider is launching a list of the top beauty and fashion brand ambassador programs for social-media influencers. We want to hear from you on which programs are the easiest to use and offer the best rates and perks.  Please submit your ideas by August 10 and email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.  Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. Many influencers, like YouTuber Margot Lee who has 440,000 subscribers, are brand ambassadors for major retailers.  Although Margot (she prefers to keep her last name private) initially started her channel as a hobby, sharing fashion and beauty tips in high school, she has carved out a brand niche for herself as a college YouTuber. She has worked with brands like Amazon, Victoria's Secret, and Sephora through brand sponsorships. And recently, she was a part of Sephora's 2019 brand ambassador program. A brand ambassador program is often similar to a long-term brand campaign, but there are some differences. Brand ambassador programs are often more formalized and for some companies, like Sephora, the brand ambassadors are a part of a small group of creators provided with added resources and access to the brand (like trips or events). There are a variety of different ambassador programs and they offer different terms. Some brand ambassadors earn commission for driving sign-ups or through referral codes, while others are paid a set rate for promoting certain products from the brand on platforms like YouTube or Instagram. Several ambassador programs simply provide free gifts or exclusive event access. As an ambassador for Sephora, Margot was sent on trips with the company, and promoted makeup and beauty products by the brand on YouTube and Instagram.  Ambassador programs are a way for brands like Sephora to share branded content and product news with an influencer's audience. Influencers become a spokesperson for a brand, repping clothing, makeup, collaborations, discounts, store credit cards, and anything a brand may want to push. Some fashion brands like Outdoor Voices, Fashion Nova, or Ivory Ella have a widespread network of influencers who serve as ambassadors across Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. If you've seen the #NovaBabe hashtag, you've likely seen an ambassador program post for Fashion Nova.  Business Insider is launching a list of the top beauty and fashion ambassador programs for social-media influencers. We want to hear from you. Which influencer-focused ambassador programs are at the top for creators on social media? We want to know which programs offer the highest commission rates, are the easiest to use, and offer the best services and perks.  Please submit your ideas through this form by August 10, or enter the information below: Loading… The list will be determined by Business Insider based on our reporting and the nominations that we receive. Check out our previous power lists, highlighting the top talent managers and top talent agents in the YouTube influencer space for a sense of how this list will look.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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'Most companies' want to make code 'completely transparent' SonarSource claims – but not outside the firewall SonarQube, an open-source product by SonarSource that claims to be "your teammate for Code Quality and Security", was the focus of adverse publicity recently when a computer consultant chose to publish proprietary source code from well-known companies on the internet – alleging it was largely obtained via badly configured SonarQube installations.…
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The events of 2020 are reshaping the way we live, work, teach, and learn. And while we have all been affected differently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women has been particularly significant. A recent report by the Rapid Research Information Forum found the pandemic has left women facing disproportionate increases in caring responsibilities and disruptions to working hours and job security. The hard-won gains made by women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) are at risk, especially if employers of people with STEM skills do not closely monitor and mitigate the gender impact of their decisions. The… This story continues at The Next Web
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Boeing runs a program that helps innovators launch new startup airlines — and become potential customers The program, StartupBoeing, offers a detailed framework for anyone looking to get into the airline business. The company says it will work closely with serious parties to help get their airline running. While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated airline industry, most experts anticipate a full recovery once treatments or vaccines are available. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The airline business is notoriously fickle. Back in 2007, Warren Buffett, chair of Berkshire Hathaway, said that "if a far-sighted capitalist had been present at Kitty Hawk, he would have done his successors a huge favor by shooting Orville down." About a decade later, he reversed his position and invested heavily in US airlines, only to dump his holdings this April as stocks plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Such about-faces are understandable. Despite the difficulties of the airline business — an ongoing boom-bust cycle as demand mirrors the larger economy, intensive regulation, tremendous capital expenses, exposure to volatility in fuel prices, and even financial pain caused by bad weather — airlines can be profitable. With the right business model in the right market, they can prove downright lucrative. Even today, as the coronavirus pandemic obliterates airline budget sheets and knock carriers into bankruptcy, investors see opportunities. Take David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and Brazilian carrier Azul, who's getting ready to start his third airline, Breeze (albeit with a launch date delayed to next year). Boeing, of course, is all for new airlines who might want to spend a big pile of money on its planes. Which explains why, since 2006, it has run a program aimed at helping new potential customers get off the ground.  StartupBoeing reserves its substantial support for serious enterprises, but it's not overly discriminating: It puts much of its advice on its website, for free, for anyone looking to get airborne.  So if you see a space in the market for a new airline and you think you have the stomach for one of the world's toughest industries, here's what Boeing thinks you — perhaps its next big customer — need to know. SEE ALSO: Airlines are delaying new plane deliveries and seeking financing — and that's bad news for Boeing as the 737 Max inches toward its return Before anything else, Boeing suggests making sure you know what you're getting into. As a first step, Boeing invites prospective airline innovators can reach out to the StartupBoeing team. Encouraging new airline startups is certainly a self-serving example of working to create your own demand — or in this case, facilitate it — but Boeing is blunt about the challenges. "Starting an airline is tough. Running a profitable airline is even tougher," the planemaker says on its website. "Few businesses have as many variables and challenges as airlines." The first actual step: market analysis. Some questions to ask yourself: Why start an airline? Is there a need for another one? What can your airline do that others aren't doing? What kind of market can it serve? There's no point in starting a company if you don't know where it will slot in among competitors, and who its customers will be. That's why Boeing suggests studying the commercial aviation market closely before starting to invest.  The company publishes regular, comprehensive reports on commercial market outlook, forecasted air cargo demand, and the outlook of the aircraft financing market (more on that in a bit). Additionally, there are consultants and agencies around the world which specialize in the commercial aviation market who can help get new airlines off the ground, so to speak. Next, you'll need to master the operating environment. Along with the challenges that come with starting any business, new airlines have a whole set of unique hurdles. For one thing, the rules are many, and unforgiving. "Startup airlines must be aware of and operate within a framework of regulations, standards and guidelines," Boeing says on its startup website. You'll have to be up to speed on the Freedoms of the Air, a set of regulations dating back to 1944, which dictate where a country's airlines are allowed to fly or land. Same for ETOPS requirements, a collaborative set of standards that determine how airlines plan routes, are universal.  Safety standards, required training and equipment, labor laws, tax rules, security requirements, fuel and supply procurement, and more, can all vary on the federal, state, or local level. Once you've decided on your market, you'll have to find a way to operate within all of these frameworks. You have a grasp of the market, you understand the operating environment — now it's time to create your business plan. A solid business plan is key to launching any startup. Boeing says it will provide free review services for new airline business plans and financials: "We offer constructive suggestions, question assumptions, and challenge the entrepreneur to prove the concept just as prospective investors might." If you need help getting the initial plan drafted, Boeing says it can recommend advisors around the world. According to Boeing, the airline business plan should consider the following: Analysis of the market and competition Brand positioning Description of the business and opportunity Details about the operation Management team biographies Discussion of risks and obstacles Pro forma financial statements/projections Capitalization plan Brand development Implementation strategy The business plan is a success, and you've raised the money you need to get started. Now comes the fun part: picking your aircraft. At this point, you'll have selected your target markets and frequencies. Based on analyses of air traffic and route/schedule planning, you're now positioned to pick the airplane type to get started with. Naturally, Boeing recommends buying Boeing.  If your business plan calls for high capacity or long-range aircraft, Boeing or its European rival Airbus are essentially the only options. Boeing's smallest current plane, the 737 Max 7, can hold up to 172 people and fly more than 3,800 miles without stopping. If you're looking to start with lower capacity or shorter flights, though, you may be better off looking at a planemaker that produces regional jets or propeller planes, such as Embraer, Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or ATR.  For something in-between, you could also look at the unique Airbus A220. The plane, which was first conceived by Canada-based Bombardier before being sold to Airbus, can carry anywhere from 100 to 160 passengers, and fly nearly 3,000 to 3,300 nautical miles. As part of the aircraft decision, you'll have to decide whether to buy or lease planes, and whether to get them new or used. How you source your aircraft can be crucial to your fledgling airline's long-term success. Whether to pay outright or finance, buy or lease, likely depends on your initial capital and business plan. If you're a startup airlines looking to lease, Boeing says it will help you find leasing partners. Of course, the decision could come down to availability. Planemakers often take orders years in advance, and contractual agreements with top airline and lessor customers often dictate delivery availability for smaller players. Similarly, a lack of the right type of plane on the used market or from a leasing company could force you to be flexible. It's finally time to get airborne — and now the real work begins. You've sourced your planes, secured your regulatory approvals, hired your staff, locked down your routes, gates, and landing slots, and sold your seats. It's finally time for your first flight. Don't think you can rest, though. Keeping an airline running — and turning it profitable — is an endless endeavor. Staying up to speed on market shifts and regulatory changes, managing disruptions to normal service, and simply keeping things running smoothly will be plenty to keep you and your team busy. So will dealing with your aircraft. Planes need ongoing inspections and maintenance. Pilots need to continue refreshing their skills on actual planes and in simulators. Flight attendants need their own certifications.  Boeing has an entire division — Boeing Global Services — which brings in billions of dollars each year offering maintenance, data analytics, supply chain resources, and other services to current and former customers. (Airbus and other companies provide similar aftermarket services for aircraft owners, too.) You've brought your imagined airline to life, a tremendous accomplishment by itself. Keeping it going and expanding will be plenty to keep you busy.
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If you're still using a vulnerable box, you ought to factory reset it before patching The number of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) boxes infected with the data-stealing QSnatch malware has reached 62,000, the US and UK governments warned today.…
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(University of Leeds) Researchers have for the first time measured a fundamental property of magnets called magnon polarisation -- and in the process, are making progress towards building low-energy devices.
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Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi recently unveiled the 2021 Mirage subcompact. It now sports the company’s ‘dynamic shield’ fascia along with a host of fresh updates. Sold in hatchback and sedan body styles – the latter known as the Mirage G4 sedan – the 2021 Mirage remains one of the least expensive cars on sale today. Without a doubt, the small car … Continue reading
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That's not surprising, since Tesla has a few years of development time on the German manufacturer.
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Some financial firms are evaluating their post-pandemic office needs. Wells Fargo is not renewing its lease in a 750-person WeWork space in Charlotte, N.C. Citi meanwhile has signed a lease for a roughly 100-person WeWork space that's not in a major city. UBS is pushing ahead with working with WeWork remodelling a large space in New Jersey, now incorporating a social distancing-geared design.  Charlie Morris, head of Avison Young's US Flexible Office Solutions practice, said he's seen financial services remain "active" in the flex-office market, and that his firm's consulting with a "very large" player on committing a large percentage of space to flex-office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Big financial firms now have had the experience of operating largely remotely for the first extended period of its kind.  Many of these companies' plans for fully returning employees to buildings are up in the air — particularly in the US — as the coronavirus pandemic's path changes by the day.  Some are taking this opportunity to reevaluate their office needs. But there's no industry-wide consensus yet on how it will shake out.  Of the 400 chief human resource officers, chief information officers, and chief operating officers across US-headquartered banks, insurers, and capital markets firms polled in an Accenture survey published on Tuesday, 51% expected to keep their real-estate footprints, and 42% expected reductions. Here's a look at some of the biggest financial firms' real estate and flex-office plans: Wells Fargo is leaving a 750-person Charlotte WeWork space In Charlotte, N.C., a big financial-services hub, Wells Fargo has chosen not to renew its lease in a prominent WeWork location in the city, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.  The bank, headquartered in San Francisco with a large presence in Charlotte, had a 24-month lease for the 750-person space at 128 South Tryon Street starting in September 2019, according to this person. A clause in Wells Fargo and WeWork's contract provided the bank the option to exit the lease after one year, this source said. WeWork has touted the seven-floor, 130,000-square feet location inside the First Citizens Bank Plaza building as its largest office in the Southeast US when it opened, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.  A spokesperson for Wells Fargo declined to comment. A spokesperson for WeWork also declined to comment. Wells Fargo, meanwhile, is planning to keep more than 200,000 employees working from home until at least September, according to a second-quarter earnings call transcript on the investment research platform Sentieo. For Wells Fargo, reducing expenses was a key objective for Chief Executive Charlie Scharf even before the pandemic hit.  On the earnings call with analysts on July 14, Scharf said he found some $10 billion in expenses Wells Fargo would need to cut. He said he expected the bank to start taking action in the second half of 2020, and that could mean consolidating branches, field offices, and corporate sites. It's likely the bank will have to house fewer employees, regardless. Wells executives are drafting plans that could cut tens of thousands of jobs starting this year, Bloomberg News reported in early July. The bank reported some 263,000 global employees as of March. TIAA has moved out of a temporary Midtown Manhattan WeWork space it rented while its headquarters are being renovated The $1.1 trillion manager TIAA moved into four of WeWork's five floors at 575 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan as temporary space while its nearby headquarters undergoes renovations. TIAA didn't renew its WeWork lease and moved out as originally planned in June. Employees will work remotely until renovations wrap up. In 2018, WeWork leased five floors at the location totaling 117,000 square feet. According to July marketing materials from WeWork viewed by Business Insider, the coworking giant is currently looking to fill one 20,070-square-foot full-floor space on the 16th floor, as well as 12,000-square-foot and 10,000-square-foot partial spaces on the 15th floor at 575 Lexington.  TIAA's real-estate subsidiary, Nuveen, was WeWork's second-biggest US landlord last year, based on CoStar Group data, Business Insider reported in August. Nuveen leased more than 600,000 square feet of space to WeWork in the US as of last June, per CoStar, which declined to provide more recent figures. Nuveen does not own 575 Lexington Avenue. That building's trio of private owners put the property up for sale earlier this year, The Real Deal reported in January.  Others are adding flex space, and more deals could be in the future Citi and Mastercard are among the companies that have signed new leases with WeWork recently, according to a July 12 report in the Financial Times.  The lease agreement Citi signed with WeWork is for a small office intended for some 100 people, and is not in a major metropolitan US area, a person familiar with the matter told Business Insider. A spokesperson for Mastercard said the company could not comment on specific real-estate deals.  WeWork Chairman Marcelo Claure told the Financial Times that the office company was on track to be cash-flow positive in 2021, thanks to aggressive cost cutting and strong in-demand from companies seeking flexible-office arrangements because of the pandemic.  Charlie Morris, head of Avison Young's US Flexible Office Solutions practice, said that he's seen financial services remain "active" in the flexible-office market, and that for some firms, the pandemic has been an accelerator.  He said that his firm has been consulting with "one very large financial-services firm" on committing a large percentage of its office space into flexible-office in the future. The plan pre-dated coronavirus, but he said that the firm is "definitely involved more so post-COVID." Read more: WeWork is leasing a big new office in Jersey City to house the headquarters of a planned spin-off from pharma giant Merck UBS say it's thinking about flexibility UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told analysts on a Tuesday earnings call that the Swiss bank has already been looking at its global real-estate footprint. "There is an acceleration that more and more you will have a situation in which people don't have necessarily their own desks, but they have a space in which they need to share. And that creates a lot of flexibility in the way we manage our real-estate footprint," he said.  Last month, the firm's chief operating officer, Sabine Keller-Busse, told Bloomberg News that she could envision about one-third of UBS's workforce of some 70,000 people permanently working remotely. Ermotti largely reiterated that outlook on Tuesday. UBS, with North American regional headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, is working physical-distancing design plans into a previously instated renovation program in conjunction with WeWork for 100,000 square feet of UBS's Weehawken, N.J. office, according to a person familiar with the matter. Morgan Stanley looks to keep its presence in big cities For some firms, the prestige and appeal of big cities could be hard to let go.  "I think headquarters will always be in these iconic cities, and the symbol of that — it's kind of the Mecca of the finance industry," said Jocelyn Kung, the founder and CEO of organization development consulting group the Kung Group, referring to New York City. "I would think that symbol will never go away."  "But the way that work happens and transactions occur more and more through electronic transfer and remote work — that is not just in the finance industry, but all over it's happening," she said.  On a call with analysts last week, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said having 90% of the bank's total workforce working remotely has given management a chance to rethink office strategy — but shot down the notion the New York-headquartered bank would meaningfully cut back in big cities.  "We're committed to the major cities in this world where we have our headquarters: here in New York, where I am today with [finance chief Jon Pruzan] although socially distanced; London; Frankfurt, which we've moved and consolidated, is our European headquarters; Tokyo and Hong Kong. That doesn't change. Morgan Stanley will remain a major player in the commercial real-estate market globally," he said.  In wealth management, Morgan Stanley's force of some 15,400 financial advisers have been gradually returning to offices in some areas of the US where local mandates allow, a person familiar with the matter said. The wealth business had already been trimming branches — it had 584 through June 30, down from 591 in March. But that was planned pre-pandemic, this person said, and those offices could wind up with even smaller footprints in the future. Read more: Facebook is eyeing offices in cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and Denver to act as 'hubs' to support 50% of its workers staying remote — and it's a move that could upend Silicon Valley and NYC real estate A startup that uses AI to scan Wall Street chats is flagging more people for cursing and complaining — and it could be a sign of bigger compliance issues while people work from home Wall Street is starting to return to the office — but not everyone is heading back. Here's which finance jobs are the most likely to remain virtual.SEE ALSO: LEAKED DOCUMENTS: WeWork is looking to fill 2 million square feet of vacancies in New York City, its biggest market. Here's what's sitting empty. SEE ALSO: Wall Street's disaster playbook never included work-from-home trading. Insiders explain how banks rapidly adjusted during one of the most chaotic markets in history. SEE ALSO: IBM is ditching a big WeWork office in NYC, revealing the risks of the popular flex-space model as the pandemic prompts Blue Chip companies to rethink real estate Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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(Data Science Institute at Columbia) The startup's AI platform, called the OR Black Box, records data from cameras, microphones, and sensors installed in operating rooms and captures data to identify inefficiencies and errors. The OR Black Box was named one of Time Magazine's Best 100 Inventions for 2019.
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Also (yikes): A 'complicated wiring diagram of responsibilities amongst ministers' in the event of cyber attack An influential UK Parliamentary committee has called on social media companies to remove covert hostile state material and said the government must "name and shame" those that fail to act. It also said that there was a "complicated wiring diagram of responsibilities amongst ministers" who might have to act in the event of a major state cyber attack.…
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This year, there are no great movies uniting film fanatics. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
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Google Pixel 4 XL smartphone users have noticed a battery problem with this model. There have been complaints on the network that the back panel ... The post Google Pixel 4 XL phones have a serious battery problem appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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When playing PC games, sometimes a mouse and keyboard don’t cut it. That's when the best PC controllers come in.
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Apple already has a Smart Battery Case for iPhone, which allows you to charge your smartphone. However, you need to insert the phone into the ... The post Apple is working on a two-way Qi wireless charging case for the iPhone appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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TikTok isn't meant to be your big sister's old Vine account, and it's found a home in every nook and cranny.
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Dell's Cyber Savings sale includes a $100 price cut on the all-new XPS 13 laptop and deals on other XPS 13 models.
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Breach scale suggests Twitter admin takeover The post Twitter Hacked in Massive Breach: Elon Musk, Apple, Obama Among Those Tweeting Bitcoin Scam appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Ubisoft stock fell 8% on Monday morning following the ousting of three top executives over company-wide sexual misconduct allegations this weekend. In a weekend press release — just before the French video game giant’s first virtual conference — Ubisoft chief creative officer Serge Hascoët formally resigned in the wake of an internal investigation. He later confirmed he’d leave the company altogether. Hascoët is credited as the lead “creative force” behind much of Ubisoft‘s catalogue over the past decade, including Assassin’s Creed and The Division. Hascoët started at the company way back in 2000. This is a *huge* deal for Ubisoft. Serge Hascoet was the man in charge of… This story continues at The Next Web
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One checkbox is all it takes to make everyone's life–including yours–easier.
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There you are, minding your own DM business, when all of a sudden you’re added to a group chat with a bunch of other work colleagues, neighbours, parents, old school friends, or people probably, maybe going to a party in three weeks’ time.You don’t have to settle for this shoddy group chat etiquette – here’s how to stay out of it.WhatsApp just gave users a handy new feature to stay out of as many group chats as they possibly can.If you open Settings inside the app then choose Account, Privacy, and Groups, there’s a new list of options that lets you set who is able to add you to a group: Everyone, My contacts, or My contacts except....For the minimum number of interruptions, you need to choose My contacts except... and then tap the Select all button (top right) on the next screen.Anyone you’ve excluded from adding you to a group chat can still invite you, but it doesn’t happen automatically.
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“We will do our best”The organisers of a European DevOps conference have vowed a more diverse speaker line-up in 2020, after coming under fire this year for fielding 48 male speakers – without a single female or non-binary speaker in sight.The DevOps Pro 2020 runs in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius next March and is currently accepting paper submissions.AWS’s Abby Fuller was among those noticing its 100 percent male line-up in 2019, noting “I see we’re still doing all-dude lineups”.DevOps Pro: “We’re Fully Aware” of Issue“I love when conferences make it so clearly apparent that they don’t consider anyone like me to be part of their community” she added on Twitter.
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The videos that Posters makes are intentionally fabricated to illustrate a political point, but indicate a growing online problem: in the example below, Posters and his collaborator created this video of Mark Zuckerberg and posted it on Instagram to test the company’s policy of refusing to take down deepfake videos, he said.What we’re seeing now is the effects of the lack of understanding and lack of regulations of these technologies.”Cambridge Analytica was a data collection agency based in the U.K. that was accused of mining and selling the private data of some 220 million Americans in an attempt to target voters and influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.These ‘partly political’ broadcasts see the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn deep faked to send a warning to all governments regarding disinformation online.For this intervention, we’ve used the biometric data of famous UK politicians to challenge the fact that without greater controls and protections concerning personal data and powerful new technologies, misinformation poses a direct risk to everyone’s human rights including the rights of those in positions of power.It’s staggering that after 3 years, the recommendations from the DCMS Select Committee enquiry into fake news or the Information Commissioner’s Office enquiry into the Cambridge Analytica scandals have not been applied to change UK laws to protect our liberty and democracy.
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