German Justice Minister says his country must do more to fight fake news

Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas insisted that German judges and state prosecutors ought to lay down the law on fake news spread via social media networks (like Facebook), and that it needed to happen immediately.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/19/german-justice-minister-says-his-country-must-do-more-to-fight-fake-news.html

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Ehud Barak wants to revolutionize emergency services with startup Reporty

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak wants to revolutionize emergency services technology with startup Reporty Homeland Security.

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US/Israel bond will endure whoever wins election, says Ehud Barak

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is confident that the close bonds between Israel and the U.S. will continue regardless of who wins November’s presidential election.

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Facebook is a 'monster' that obstructs terror investigations, says Israel's Interior Minister

Israel’s Interior Minister has labelled Facebook a “monster” that is deterring terror investigations by not taking down extremist content from its platform. The damning allegations were made during a TV interview.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/05/facebook-is-monster-that-obstructs-terror-investigations-says-israels-interior-minister.html

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Google Translate 'technical error' labels Russia as evil kingdom of 'Mordor'

Russia is home to the Lord of the Rings’ fiery, evil kingdom of Mordor, and its foreign minister is a “sad little horse,” according to a Google Translate “technical error” that left the search giant scrambling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/06/google-translate-technical-error-labels-russia-as-evil-kingdom-mordor.html

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Tim Cook to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Apple confirms

Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this month during the latter’s tour of the U.S. west coast, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

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Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.



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French minister asks social media giants to remove terrorist propoganda

The French interior minister said Friday he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.

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In wake of Paris terror attacks, UK Prime Minister proposes ending secure communication

UK's David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron is using the recent attacks in Paris to call for increased signals intelligence and more comprehensive monitoring of UK communications. If he succeeds, it could set a significant precedent for other western governments.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/197417-in-wake-of-paris-terror-attacks-uk-prime-minister-proposes-ending-secure-communication

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Ireland to close 'Double Irish' tax loophole in 2015, firms currently using tactic get grace period until 2020

As expected, Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called “Double Irish” accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of dollars.



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Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

In an interview discussing Finland’s recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple’s iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country’s economy.



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Thailand, to combat bad Thai food around the world, creates robot ‘e-delicious’ tasting machine

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Before she was ousted from office by a military coup in May, Thailand’s prime minister pushed an interesting initiative through government: To use robots to banish the world of bad Thai food. Now, the first stage of the prime minister’s program is finally here: A robot that tastes your Thai food, and then compares its taste and smell against pre-programmed “standard” definitions of popular Thai dishes such as tom yum soup or green curry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191047-thailand-to-combat-bad-thai-food-around-the-world-creates-robot-e-delicious-tasting-machine

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If Google Were French


Europeans are relentlessly attacking Google: A German official called for its breakup, a French minister charged it was a threat to sovereignty, and a publisher compared it to a dragon, according to a report. Really? I would have thought the euro and the draconian austerity program needed to keep it functioning threatened sovereignty more than Google. What’s troubling is that Google and the European regulators reached a deal on Google’s alleged antitrust activities related to search back in February of this year. When is a deal not a deal?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81029.html?rss=1

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