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UK government to introduce new cyber security bill
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EU regulation on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products comes into force
Italy investigates Google over alleged unfair data usage
Meta’s AI models excluded from EU market
Paris 2024 Olympics face rising cyber risks, analysts say
EU investigates Google-Samsung AI deal
INTERPOL arrests 300, seizes $3M in West African cybercrime crackdown

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UN Cybercrime Convention: Will states give in disagreements for the sake of a global common threat?

As the concluding session of the UN process to negotiate a cybercrime convention approaches, Diplo invited several experts representing different stakeholder groups to discuss past failures, disagreements, and expectations for the final round of UN negotiations.

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In the beginning was the word, and the word was with the chatbot, and the word was the chatbot

Given the profound importance of language and its various disciplines in technological developments, it is crucial to consider how chatbots function as products of advanced technology. Specifically, it contributes to understanding how chatbots learn through algorithmic cognition and how they effectively and accurately respond to diverse user queries reflecting their systems in linguistics studies such as Ferdinand de Saussure.

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The intellectual property saga: approaches for balancing AI advancements and IP protection | Part 3

In continuing the three-part series on AI’s influence on intellectual property (IP), this final part will touch upon the approaches being applied to safeguard IP in the AI Age.

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TikTok, a threat or a victim of complicated cyber-diplomatic relationships?

The TikTok legal saga highlights the complex interplay between technology, law, and geopolitics. As digital sovereignty and data privacy become increasingly important, the outcome of TikTok’s legal battles will have significant implications for the global tech industry.

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Tech titans clash: Inside the US-China battle for chip market dominance

The ongoing ‘tech war’ between the US and China is reshaping global relationships and supply chains. In this analysis, we’ll dive deeper into the high-stakes competition for dominance in chip manufacturing, and uncover the strategies and implications driving this geopolitical showdown.

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Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 91 – July 2024

Issue 91, July 2024: In our July issue, we look at how the UN can navigate the tightrope between innovation and impartiality when integrating AI in its operations, explore how AI chatbots master language using principles rooted in the linguistic theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, look at recent governments' actions on digital antitrust oversight, and explain how social media giants won in free speech showdown at the US Supreme Court.


DW Weekly #168 – 12 July 2024

Do recent reports and surveys show China is winning the AI race? Plus, Microsoft gave up its observer seat on OpenAI’s board, NATO announced the launch of a cyber defence centre, and the EU asked Amazon for DSA compliance details.


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From internet applications to quantum computing, we focus on advanced and emerging digital technologies which are increasingly reshaping our economies and societies.

Clusters of Policy topics

We unpack digital policy by exploring over 50 topics – from access and sustainable development to network security and the future of work – classified in 7 clusters.


Follow some of the most important digital policy processes, from the EU's work on the Digital Services Act/Digital Markets Act to the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee.