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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from …

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Lightfoot gets $4M to nudge more drivers to go smooth with a ‘Fitbit for cars’ – TechCrunch

Lightfoot gets $4M to nudge more drivers to go smooth with a ‘Fitbit for cars’ – TechCrunch UK car tech startup lightfoot, which sells a telematics system that gives real-time feedback to drivers combined with a rewards platform to further incentivize good driving, has picked up £3.2 million (~$4M) from …

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Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch William (“Whurley”) Hurley Contributor William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the …

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UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch

UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a …

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Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch Facebook has declined once again to send its CEO to the UK parliament — this time turning down an invitation to face questions from a grand committee comprised of representatives from five international parliaments. MPs from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland …

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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which …

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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to UK hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinicial alerts …

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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their …

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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne …

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