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Issue 5: AI-powered arms race

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Head in the Sand 5: in an AI-powered arms race, black and white hats are battling to uncover vulnerabilities that they can either exploit or patch, but the black hats only need to be lucky occasionally while the white ones have to be lucky all the time Just using antivirus software and a firewall with...

Issue 4: China vs US

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Head in the Sand 4: just as Western societies are becoming more interconnected and vulnerable than ever before, the US is losing its overwhelming global technological superiority (in both commerce and espionage) The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and introduction of high bandwidth 5G mobile communications networks will not only provide incredible transformational...

Issue 3: Online Harms

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Head in the Sand 3: local social media regulations to combat ‘online harms’ are either futile (UK) or overreaching (Australia) as there is unlikely ever to be international agreement on its definition or jurisdiction. Individual countries are also facing the challenge of how to regulate “social media platforms, file hosting sites, public discussion forums, messaging...

Issue 2: GDPR vs Blockchain

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Head in the Sand 2: ignoring the incompatibility between GDPR's right to be forgotten and blockchain's immutability. And the fact that most blockchains are vulnerable to 'poisoning'. While an enormous amount of diligence was undertaken in the preparation of the EU’s GDPR arrangements, people are already questioning its inflexibility and its inability to keep up...

Issue 1: EU versus US

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Head in the Sand 1: ignoring the incompatibility between the EU which won't compromise on privacy, a fundamental human right in Europe, and the US which won't compromise on mass surveillance, seen as essential for its security. Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have been reluctant to directly address the issues stemming from the...

Social Censorship and Moderation – TV debate: Facebook restricts Live feature

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Bill Mew, Crisis Team's principle consultant and CEO, joined Jennifer Breedon - an Anti-terror expert and legal analyst, and Lionel - a legal and media analyst for a discussion looking into how Facebook is restricting live video posting and what can be done to moderate such content. Video - #Censorship and #moderation: discussion looking into...

Discussing regulations around the public cloud how to provide protection without stifling innovation

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At AWS Summit London, our principle consultant, Bill Mew, discusses the regulatory environment around the public cloud and how we need to look to provide protection without stifling innovation. Bill met up with Dave Vellante and Susannah Streeter from The Cube at the 2019 AWS Summit in London for a lively discussion on the subject….

The discovery of Facebook groups operating in illegal activities sparks further calls for regulation

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The discovery of Facebook groups operating in illegal activities sparks further calls for regulation Bill Mew explains that Facebook’s boss, Mark Zuckerberg, has set out how he believes the social network and the internet should be regulated.  He has said there was a need for governments and regulators to have “a more active role”.  Zuckerberg…

New copyright laws (Article 13) hold tech firms responsible for material posted without copyright permission

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Bill Mew explains the issues behind the new copyright laws that have been voted in by the European Parliament, which critics say could change the internet. The new rules, including the controversial Article 13, will hold tech firms responsible for material posted without copyright permission. Sharing memes and GIFs, however, will still be allowed under...

How can we regulate video on social media following the Christchurch incident?

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Continuing his call for regulatory reform, Bill Mew, our principle consultant, addresses the criticism of Facebook and other social platforms following the live streaming of the terrorist incident in Christchurch, New Zealand. Once aware of the content Facebook moved to pull it down and used a fingerprint of the video content to prevent it being posting. In...
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