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2 September 2019

Colombia: Investigation reveals how gold, mined illegally, finds its way to Apple and other companies' products

The New York Times series “The Weekly” released a segment detailing the route of illegal gold from Colombian mines to iPhones and other technology used in people’s daily lives. The news outlet’s correspondents state that violent paramilitary activity...

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2 September 2019

Uber & Lyft accused of taking bigger cut of drivers' fares than reported

Author: Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider

"A review of 14,756 rides found Uber and Lyft taking a much bigger slice of drivers' fares than they say they do", 27 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

USA: Uber & Lyft drivers protest in support of bill that classifies workers as 'employees', guaranteeing worker protections and benefits; Incl. Co. comments

In August 2019, hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers travelled across California by caravan, in support of Assembly Bill 5. The Bill, if passed by the state, means Californian drivers working under these companies will be classified as employees, instead...

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29 August 2019

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism from civil society

Author: Channel News Asia

A rule change by the [Israeli] defence ministry means companies can now obtain exemptions on marketing licences for the sale of some products to specific countries... Industry specialists say the change makes a speedier approval process possible for...

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27 August 2019

USA: Hundreds of Uber & Lyft drivers to caravan across California in support of bill classifying drivers as ‘employees’ instead of 'independent contractors'

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"Hundreds of Uber Drivers Will Caravan 600 Miles Across California to Demand Better Working Conditions", 22 August 2019...

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25 August 2019
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Author: RPP Noticias (Perú)

“Latinoamérica apunta al litio y al niobio con una minería aún atada al pasado”, 19 de agosto de 2019 ...

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20 August 2019

Nigeria: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to deploy technology to address the oil spills in the country

Author: Kingsley Jeremiah Abuja, The Guardian (Nigeria)

‘NNPC to partner NOASDRA on oil spill mitigation’  15 August 2019...

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20 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Blockchain technology aims to disrupt the diamond mining business as it introduces transparency, traceability, and tokenization

Author: Coincodex

‘iCoin and Blockchain to Disrupt Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone’ 16 August 2019...

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19 August 2019

Microsoft criticised for investing in Israeli facial recognition company allegedly conducting surveillance on Palestinians

Some civil society groups and privacy activists are criticising Microsoft's investment in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition company which is allegedly carrying out surveillance on Palestinians. In June 2019, Microsoft’s M12 venture capital arm...

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19 August 2019

USA: Lawsuit filed against Domino's Pizza over inaccessibility of online ordering system for visually impaired people

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