How will Huawei fare in Vietnam?

Vietnam, listed among the easy-to-conquer markets for Huawei, has also become tougher amid calls for boycott of Huawei all over the world.

Huawei, the biggest telecom equipment supplier in the world, is facing a global crackdown on its telecommunications equipment because of a series of incidents recently, including the Canadian government’s arrest of its Chief Financial Officer and the US ban on Huawei and ZTE equipment.

How will Huawei fare in Vietnam?

Many other countries, responding to US-led calls for boycott Huawei products, have also stated they will reconsider the products of the Chinese manufacturers. Continue reading “How will Huawei fare in Vietnam?”

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Các bộ “đấu” nhau, doanh nghiệp khủng hoảng vì thông quan

Ngọc Lan Thứ Tư,  30/1/2019, 09:40 

(TBKTSG Online) – Không chỉ cổng thông tin một cửa quốc gia bị lỗi trong vài ngày qua khiến việc thông quan gặp sự cố, mà hơn nửa năm qua, doanh nghiệp nhập khẩu bị khủng hoảng trong việc khai báo hải quan, ách tắc gây thiệt hại tính bằng cả ngàn tỉ đồng do các bộ “đấu” nhau về quy trình.

Hải quan khu vực 3 (Hải Phòng) gặp lúng túng đến 30 phút khi mở hồ sơ thông quan một doanh nghiệp. Ảnh: Nhật Bắc

Continue reading “Các bộ “đấu” nhau, doanh nghiệp khủng hoảng vì thông quan”

China, home to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining farms, now wants to ban them completely

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  • Bitcoin, the world’s most traded cryptocurrency, is now at around US$5,200, its highest level in four months
An employee inspects machines for the production of bitcoin and lightcoins. Photo: AFP
An employee inspects machines for the production of bitcoin and lightcoins. Photo: AFP

China’s top economic planning body has proposed new rules that would see the closure of all local cryptocurrency mining facilities if enacted – a move that would potentially end the country’s dominance in the energy-hungry, yet lucrative industry.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Monday

unveiled amendments

to its guidance for adjustments to the nation’s industrial structure, including categories that are encouraged, restricted and eliminated. Cryptocurrency mining was included among sectors to be eliminated immediately. The new list is under public consultation until May 7.

The NDRC did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via a message board on its website.

Cryptocurrency mining is the process of validating transactions in digital forms of money like bitcoin and ethereum in exchange for new coins given as a reward. The specialised computers used for the mining activity consume large amounts of electricity.

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Finally, Assange Will Face the Legal Cases Against Him

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Julian Assange supporters demonstrate outside of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on April 11. After weeks of speculation, the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by Metropolitan Police inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (Photo: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finally going to face the music. According to many across the political spectrum, he is no hero. To a handful of others, he is.

For the last seven years, Assange has avoided accountability for his conduct by holing up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, at a cost of over $3 million. But that ended this week. At a news conference on Thursday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said, “We’ve ended the asylum of this spoiled brat.” Continue reading “Finally, Assange Will Face the Legal Cases Against Him”

Ai dự đoán đúng tương lai sẽ thắng trong cuộc đua vũ trang Trí tuệ nhân tạo

English: Whoever Predicts the Future Will Win the AI Arms Race

Trung Quốc, Nga và Hoa Kỳ đang tiếp cận tiềm năng chiến lược lâu dài cho trí tuệ nhân tạo rất khác nhau. Quốc gia nào làm đúng sẽ gặt hái những lợi ích quân sự khổng lồ.

A screen shows visitors being filmed by AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.Một màn hình cho thấy du khách được theo dõi bằng camera an ninh sử dụng Trí tuệ nhân tạo – AI với công nghệ nhận dạng khuôn mặt tại Triển lãm quốc tế Trung Quốc lần thứ 14 về An toàn và an ninh công cộng tại Trung tâm triển lãm quốc tế Trung Quốc ở Bắc Kinh vào ngày 24 tháng 10 năm 2018.

Cuộc đua trí tuệ nhân tạo tiên tiến đã khởi động. Vài tuần trước, Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump đã ký một sắc lệnh hành pháp tạo ra “Sáng kiến ​​AI của Mỹ”, trong đó Hoa Kỳ tham gia với các nước lớn khác theo đuổi các chiến lược quốc gia để phát triển AI. Trung Quốc đã công bố “Kế hoạch thế hệ mới “ vào năm 2017, phác thảo chiến lược để dẫn đầu thế giới về AI vào năm 2030. Vài tháng sau thông báo đó, Tổng thống Nga Vladimir Putin tuyên bố, bất cứ ai trở thành người lãnh đạo trong lĩnh vực này sẽ thống trị thế giới. Continue reading “Ai dự đoán đúng tương lai sẽ thắng trong cuộc đua vũ trang Trí tuệ nhân tạo”

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Today, the High-Level Expert Group on AI presents their ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. This follows the publication of the guidelines’ first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation.

Download the guidelines

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According to the guidelines, trustworthy AI should be:

(1) lawful –  respecting all applicable laws and regulations

(2) ethical – respecting ethical principles and values

(3) robust – both from a technical perspective while taking into account its social environment Continue reading “Ethics guidelines for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence”

YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant

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Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say.

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Wojcicki, YouTube’s chief executive officer, is a reluctant public ambassador, but she was in Austin at the South by Southwest conference to unveil a solution that she hoped would help quell conspiracy theories: a tiny text box from websites like Wikipedia that would sit below videos that questioned well-established facts like the moon landing and link viewers to the truth.

Wojcicki’s media behemoth, bent on overtaking television, is estimated to rake in sales of more than $16 billion a year. But on that day, Wojcicki compared her video site to a different kind of institution. “We’re really more like a library,” she said, staking out a familiar position as a defender of free speech. “There have always been controversies, if you look back at libraries.”

Since Wojcicki took the stage, prominent conspiracy theories on the platform—including one on child vaccinations; another tying Hillary Clinton to a Satanic cult—have drawn the ire of lawmakers eager to regulate technology companies. And YouTube is, a year later, even more associated with the darker parts of the web. Continue reading “YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant”

Google fined twice by EU in 8 months (2 articles)

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

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LONDON — European authorities on Wednesday fined Google 1.5 billion euros for antitrust violations in the online advertising market, continuing its efforts to rein in the world’s biggest technology companies.

The fine, worth about $1.7 billion, is the third against Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforcing the region’s position as the world’s most aggressive watchdog of an industry with an increasingly powerful role in society and the global economy. The regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used its search bar on their websites in Europe.

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Facebook user detained for fake news on tapeworm infections

Update: March, 20/2019 – 21:00

Nguyễn Bá Mạnh was detained for posting false information on the widespread tapeworm infections among children at his local kindergarten. He is pictured at the police office in northern Bắc Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — Police in northern Bắc Ninh Province’s Thuận Thành District have detained Nguyễn Bá Mạnh for disseminating false information regarding the widespread tapeworm infections on Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook user detained for fake news on tapeworm infections”

Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines

March 08, 2019 – 15:29 vnnews
 

The company will also reject the ad it finds that contain misinformation about vaccines. — AFP Photo
Viet Nam NewsWASHINGTON — Facebook launched an offensive on Thursday to suppress the spread of misinformation about vaccines on the 2.3-billion-member social network.

The company has faced pressure in recent weeks to tackle the problem, amid outbreaks of measles around the United States attributed to growing numbers of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

US lawmakers have decried the higher incidences of preventable diseases in the wake of a movement against child vaccination, in large part due to rumours they can cause health or developmental issues. Continue reading “Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines”

Whoever Predicts the Future Will Win the AI Arms Race

China, Russia, and the United States are approaching the long-term strategic potential of artificial intelligence very differently. The country that gets it right will reap huge military benefits.

A screen shows visitors being filmed by AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

A screen shows visitors being filmed by AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

The race for advanced artificial intelligence has already started. A few weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the “American AI Initiative,” with which the United States joined other major countries pursuing national strategies for developing AI. China released its “New Generation Plan” in 2017, outlining its strategy to lead the world in AI by 2030. Months after that announcement, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” Continue reading “Whoever Predicts the Future Will Win the AI Arms Race”

Làn sóng phản đối bủa vây Huawei

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TTCT – Nước Mỹ dưới triều Tổng thống Donald Trump đã “tuyên chiến” với Huawei và liên tục kêu gọi các nước khác, nhất là đồng minh của Washington, cũng cấm cửa hãng công nghệ viễn thông hàng đầu Trung Quốc. Vì đâu nên nỗi?

Cả thế giới lo ngại “gián điệp số” đánh cắp công nghệ từ Trung Quốc

Huawei là một công ty sản xuất chip giá rẻ cho các nhà cung cấp thiết bị viễn thông lớn nhất thế giới trước khi phát triển không ngừng và vươn vai thành gã khổng lồ công nghệ Trung Quốc. Continue reading “Làn sóng phản đối bủa vây Huawei”

US needs an internet data privacy law, GAO tells Congress

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Chief auditor cites Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal as an example of why a privacy law is necessary.

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The federal government’s chief auditor has recommended Congress consider developing legislation to beef up consumers’ internet data privacy protections. much like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

The recommendation was included in a 56-page report (PDF) issued Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, the government agency that provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for Congress. The report was prepared at the request two years ago by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has scheduled a hearing to discuss the subject for Feb. 26.

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From dispensing toilet paper to shaming jaywalkers, China powers up on facial recognition

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The country has one of the world’s most powerful facial recognition systems, which is being used in various ways, but concerns have been raised, as the programme Why It Matters finds out.

Even as Facebook’s #10yearchallenge sparks concerns that the social media giant is mining data for facial recognition AI, China’s facial recognition systems are already a reality in everyday life. Why It Matters host Joshua Lim finds out how public restrooms use it to prevent people from taking too much toilet paper; and how jaywalkers are identified, then publicly shamed on a digital billboard.
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The only Vietnamese nominated for Women In Open Source award 2019 by Red Hat

Founder of FOSSASIA Hong Phuc Dang is among the 10 finalists that are nominated for #Women In Open Source award by Red Hat.

Please cast your vote for her & support our #OpenSource initiative in Asia!
Link: https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source

Interview with Hong Phuc Dang , the founder of FOSSASIA, at the Open Source Summit.