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euractiv | Polish government to continue using TikTok, questions EU staff ban, 3 Mar infringement
In the last week, the EU institutions, Canada[,] and the US banned Chinese-owned TikTok from public officials' devices amid growing concerns about privacy and cybersecurity. Unphased by such concerns, the ruling party PiS says it would not follow suit and will continue using the current budget of PLN 3 million (€638,000) for governmental campaigns to use the app, including for electoral purposes, Rzeczpospolita reports.

The Interior Ministry said it is not planning to make any changes to its social media strategies, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Janusz Cieszynski, the government official responsible for digitalisation matters, took a step further and suggested that the Commission banning the social media app from staff phones could even be political rather than technical.

< wipes tears >
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by Cat on Fri Mar 3rd, 2023 at 04:24:46 PM EST
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Ericsson fined $207m for concealing internal probe into bribes paid to ISIS, 3 Mar Iraqgate
...In a statement issued on 2 March, Ericsson said it had entered "a guilty plea regarding previously deferred charges relating to conduct prior to 2017" for not disclosing its inquiry to the US  [sanction evasion] authorities.

On Thursday, court documents confirmed Ericsson "omitted" details about its dealings in Iraq in earlier disclosures to the US department of justice (DOJ). Prosecutors said that it was only after investigative journalists [!] sent questions to the company and the DOJ that the extent of the allegations became clear.

Ericsson paid a record $1 billion fine in 2019 over what US prosecutors said was a "years-long campaign of corruption," involving the bribery of government officials and the falsification of books and records in Djibouti, China, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Kuwait....

by Cat on Fri Mar 3rd, 2023 at 09:38:01 PM EST
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Politico.eu.com | ChatGPT broke the EU plan to regulate AI, 3 Mar

Already, the [TOOL] has prompted EU institutions to rewrite their draft plans. The [European] Council [of the European Union], which represents national capitals [O RLY? ibn told udderwise], approved its version of the draft [Artificial Intelligence] Act in December, which would entrust the [European] Commission with establishing cybersecurity, transparency[,] and risk-management requirements for general-purpose [?] AIs.

The rise of ChatGPT is now FORCING the European Parliament to follow suit. In February the lead lawmakers on the AI Act, Benifei and Tudorache, proposed that AI systems generating complex texts without human oversight

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should be part of the "high-risk" list -- an effort to stop ChatGPT from churning out disinformation at scale.
Greetings, code monkeys. Your next assignment, since you failed the first (conditional test), is "scale" !important
by Cat on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 at 07:24:11 PM EST
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< checks watch >

by Cat on Sun Mar 5th, 2023 at 07:31:02 PM EST
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EU lawmakers set to settle on OECD definition for Artificial Intelligence
..."Artificial intelligence system (AI system) means a machine-based system that is designed to operate with varying [?!] levels of autonomy and that can, for explicit or implicit objectives, generate output such as predictions, recommendations, or decisions influencing [?!] physical or virtual environments"..
by Cat on Tue Mar 7th, 2023 at 05:10:40 PM EST
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Any links as to what shld constitute a survival kit for browsing? Tor brave proton signal? Or is it over since going through the well maintained trans hub cable? Certainly what we are seeing since 1 or 3 rather years can be explained by the integration of the grid and ajustements made for that.  It will take a decade with many bugs and updates and that will remove big chuncks of...societies...but obviously that s also the idea.
by Oosterbeek on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 02:43:03 AM EST
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FT | European ammunition maker says plant expansion hit by energy-guzzling TikTok site, 27 Mar
Nammo, which is co-owned by the Norwegian government and a Finnish state-controlled defence company, has been told there is no surplus energy for its Raufoss plant in central Norway as a data centre that counts the social media platform as its main customer is using up the electricity in the region.

"We are concerned because we see our future growth is challenged by the storage of cat videos," Morten Brandtzæg, Nammo chief executive, told the Financial Times.

by Cat on Wed Mar 29th, 2023 at 04:22:45 PM EST
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And we all thought TikTok was soft power!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 02:48:45 PM EST
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Just by its location, China owned Tik-Tok enhances peace ☮️
😑 #stopnato

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 03:35:24 PM EST
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