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Is China’s Effort to Mass Collect DNA the Future of Policing?

By: New York Times July 24, 2020 For several years now, the police and other authorities in China have been collecting across the country DNA samples from millions of men and boys who aren’t suspected of having committed any crime. In a report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute last month, we exposed the extent of …

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Morgan Stanley blocks remote network access for China interns

By: Financial Times July 23, 2020 Morgan Stanley is taking an extra security step that singled it out from other global financial companies. While a large number of workers around the globe have had to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, interns in China haven’t had the same access. The company is blocking its interns in China from accessing …

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Facebook to investigate claims its algorithms are discriminatory

By: The Gurdian July 22, 2020 Facebook is launching an investigation into whether its algorithms discriminate against minority ethnic groups, after internal protests forced the company to reassess the possibility that its machine learning systems could have picked up on real-world bias. The company’s new “equity and inclusion” teams will be tasked with assessing the algorithms …

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Newsletter | Palantir Technologies – An ESG-worthy IPO?

Creating Future Us Putting ESG at the heart of Digital Transformation Palantir Technologies – An ESG-worthy IPO? As Palantir confidentially files to go public, responsible investors might viably ask: Is this a company that has credible ESG credentials inviting participation, if it proceeds with its IPO? Considering that Palantir Technologies has been highly secretive about …

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US asset managers set to fight proposals on ESG investments

By: Financial Times July 10, 2020 Asset managers are gearing up for a battle with the Trump administration over a new proposal that threatens investors’ ability to incorporate environmental, social and governance principles into pension portfolios. Late last month, the Department of Labor proposed a new rule that would require private pension administrators to prove …

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Virus projects renew questions about UAE’s mass surveillance

By: AP News July 09, 2020 Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world. From the streets of the capital of Abu …

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