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19 July 2016
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Author: EPO online

Kleinbauern in Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, dem Senegal und der Elfenbeinküste können mit Hilfe der Software "Iska" jetzt zuverlässige Wettervorhersagen per SMS beziehen. Durch die automatisierte Verwendung des Standortdienstes GPS und einen neuartigen...

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18 July 2016

EU court issues advisory opinion stating French technology company wrongly dismissed Muslim woman for wearing headscarf

Author: Dan Bilefsky, New York Times (USA)

“European Court Backs Woman Dismissed in France for Wearing Head Scarf”, 13 July 2016...

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6 July 2016

What Brexit Means For Tech

Author: David Meyer, Fortune (USA)

So-called Brexit will take a while to arrive...That means years of uncertainty, with tech firms and investors unable to know for sure how regulations will evolve (or devolve) in the U.K. and, indeed, the EU...Germany and France are the countries that...

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Company non-response
14 May 2016

D.E. Shaw & Co did not respond (May 2016)

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9 May 2016

The Global Network Initiative: how can companies in the information and communications technology sector respect human rights?

Author: Michael Samway, Yahoo! Inc.

Over the past two decades, companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector have designed, developed and distributed online tools that have allowed citizens across the globe to share information and communicate in unprecedented...

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5 April 2016

New assessment tool uses data to help companies take control of supply chain risks

Author: Lyndsay McGregor, Sourcing Journal (USA)

Slavery is still rife in the apparel industry, but new legislation in the U.K. puts the onus on big companies to put an end to forced labor or risk losing out on business...The Modern Slavery Act, which came into effect on Apr. 1, mandates that all...

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19 January 2016

Commentary: The potential impact of the "fourth industrial revolution" on inequality, security, freedom of expression

Author: Nicholas Davis, World Economic Forum

"What is the fourth industrial revolution?", 19 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

US-based technology companies exacerbating income inequality, World Bank warns

Author: Danny Yadron, Guardian (UK)

"Silicon Valley tech firms exacerbating income inequality, World Bank warns", 14 Jan. 2016...

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13 January 2016

UK: Tech firms protest provisions of proposed legislation over privacy concerns

Author: Jim Boulden, CNN

Britain is planning a new internet surveillance law and big technology companies hate it. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo have joined forces to protest a number of provisions in legislation now passing through parliament. Dubbed a ...

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25 July 2014

USA: Twitter acknowledges lack of women & minorities in its workforce & vows "to change its ways”

Author: Associated Press

"Twitter is latest tech company to acknowledge a shortage of women, black, Latino workers", 23 Jul 2014...

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