Samsung Electronics says third quarter profit fell 56%
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter fell by nearly 56%, with its robust sales of smartphones, displays and TVs offset by a continuously weak market for computer chips. The South Korean technology giant reported an operating profit of 7.78 trillion won ($6.7 billion) for the July-September quarter, which represented a 55.7% drop from the same period last year. Samsung says third-quarter revenue fell 5.3% to 62 trillion won ($53.4 billion).© Provided by The Associated Press The logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
Australia’s environmental laws are too weak , a new report argues, citing the Carmichael coalmine as an example. The report said this revealed a failure in the strength of the law . “For a law that sets out to protect Australia’s environment, the failure to protect our most treasured ecosystem from its
Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. Most EU member states did not effectively implement the law . Their measurements were not reliable or representative, and too little effective action was taken, the report
The latest in a long line of privacy scandals happened last week, after Google was found to have been pulling unredacted data from one of America's largest healthcare providers to use in one of its projects. Despite assurances that it won't use this information to supplant its ad business, that's not the issue here. How was Google able to acquire this knowledge in the first place?
Professoris an expert in law, data and AI at the University of Oxford's Internet Institute. She says that every time your data is collected, "you leave something of yourself behind." She added that anyone can use your online behavior to "infer very sensitive things about you," like your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and health status.
Brandon Judd: Mexican ambush murders should convince Congress to secure our border NOW
Securing our border is vitally important to protect the safety of the American people, strengthen our national security, reduce drug cartel violence and illegal drug shipments, and ensure that our immigration laws work for the betterment of the American people and our country. Politicians and special interest groups who believe they can pick and choose which laws we should enforce – and ignore any laws they dislike – are making a dangerous move that can render our laws meaningless and endanger our safety.
Fourth, data -opolies can extract our wealth indirectly, when their higher advertising fees are passed along in the prices for the advertised goods and services. Data -opolies can also impose costs on companies seeking to protect our privacy interests.
We need more than a weak state law to signal that driver, and all of his victims, that society's rights It is clear that drinking while intoxicated is one of the most serious hazards of our age - and is What is really bizarre is that his own injuries and trips to the hospital protect the culprit driver from citation or
It's bad enough when the companies use those inferences for targeted ads. But it gets a lot worse when they gain access to very private data. For instance, would you feel comfortable if Google started displaying ads for fertility treatments in your emails after a trip to the doctor? Or if your healthcare provider could access your browser history without your knowledge to determine how suitable you are for insurance.
Last week, we heard that Google has pulled vast amounts of unredacted and unanonymized data from healthcare provider Ascension. The files included test results, diagnoses and hospitalization records from tens of millions of patients.
Criminal investigation likely in KCPS attendance scandal, prosecutor says
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd expects to see a criminal investigation into reports of falsified attendance records at the Kansas City Public School district. The numbers were reportedly tampered with between 2013 and 2016, before Dr. Mark Bedell took over as KCPS superintendent. He said last week that the seven employees alleged to have changed the numbers are no longer working in the district. Attendance figures are used to determine certain thresholds for state and federal funding in school districts."There certainly are laws in the state of Missouri against falsifying government records," Zahnd said.
They said that self-regulation was adequate and no new laws were necessary. Now we learn that vast amounts of user data have been unlawfully acquired by the N.S.A. and that companies are scrambling to implement new security practices to protect against our own The safeguards are too weak .
The data stored on our mobile phones, laptops, and especially our online services can, when aggregated, paint When governments do so, they need to follow the law , and users are increasingly demanding that companies holding their data enact the toughest policies to protect customer
These, Google said, were made available for researchers inside its Project Nightingale team as part of plans to build software that might help improve software in healthcare environments. It also said that access to the records were tightly controlled and only accessible by staffers who had been vetted by Ascension. That hasn't stoppedand the .
How was Google able to grab this data without the consent of the people involved? In the US, it's legal under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and Google and Ascension followed the law. At least, within the letter of the law, which allows cross-company data flows under certain conditions. But this isn't just a failing with the law in the US.
"I don't think we could rule something like this out in the EU," says technology lawyer Neil Brown of. "There are no absolute prohibitions in the GDPR," he said, referencing the European General Data Protection Regulation, which covers the European Union and the wider European Economic Area.
MIT creates an AI that understands the laws of physics intuitively
We often think of artificial intelligence as a tool for automating certain tasks. But it turns out that the technology could also help give us a better understanding of ourselves. At least that's what a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) think they'll be able to do with their new AI model. Dubbed ADEPT, the system is able to, like a human being, understand some laws of physics intuitively. It can look at an object in a video, predict how it should act based on what it knows of the laws of physics and then register surprise if what it was looking at subsequently vanishes or teleports.
A loophole in a proposed data protection law may open up Ireland to legal challenges, a privacy campaigner has said. Max Schrems, who is in a battle with Facebook Ireland over the use of its personal data , says that many EU member states have “outrageous exemptions” from a data
Complying will be hard for businesses, but it will bring benefits too .
Brown says that, instead, the GDPR is "a series of controls or standards which companies must meet if they want to operate in a compliant manner. One of these conditions is that processing is necessary for scientific research purposes, so what Google is doing here may meet the requirements of that." Although with no case law to support that claim, we're in a gray area.
Another issue is that data protection laws focus too much on the moment when data is collected,Wachter in 2018, not on what happens after it has been obtained. That's at least one benefit of GDPR, which forces companies to minimize the data they hold on people. But otherwise, even if you offered informed consent at the time, you can't control what conclusions are drawn from the data. If a company thinks you're a bad debtor, then you can't challenge that.
MIT creates an AI that understands the laws of physics intuitively
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The bigger issue here is that privacy laws in the US are currently too weak to prevent abuses of social media data by intelligence agencies, law enforcement Today, internet-based companies in the US can create and store large pools of data about our religious and political leanings, race, and sexuality
There are too many in circulation. Most gun-control regulations wouldn’t have prevented the shooting anyway, she goes on to say, in which case why’s she But what if you didn’t have to chase every nut? What if law enforcement had an NSA-style database of the public that synthesized information across
These conclusions are often the biggest issue, especially in areas where machine learning has been implemented. That's why Wachter believes that now is the time to shift the onus from the individual to the entity hoarding all of that data. She wants to "make it an obligation or responsibility" of whoever is collecting the data to handle it in a responsible and ethically acceptable way.
Wachter also feels that a one-size-fits-all model for data privacy doesn't work in a world where information is so crucial. "You want to have stricter rules when it comes to financial regulation," but potentially looser ones if you're "doing cancer research in a university." But it would be up to each institution, body or company to demonstrate that they deserve that trust.
A key plank of Wachter's reform proposals is the notion that, like the right to be forgotten, we need a right of "reasonable inferences." This would, for instance, allow us to learn what data influenced a decision and the underlying assumptions generated at the time of gathering the data.
We've reported on this before -- where data collection agencies look at our online activity and make totally wrong assumptions. When Iwhat and who they thought I was (under GDPR), there were major errors in the data. They had even ignored basic facts available as a matter of public record, like my age and marital status, in favor of algorithmic conclusions.
Police are searching for an inmate who escaped jail by carving through a brick wall
Police in Longview, Texas, say they are searching for an inmate who escaped jail by carving through a brick wall. © Gregg County Sheriff's Office Authorities in Texas are looking for Jace Martin Laws. Jace Martin Laws, 34, had been sentenced to 70 years for two counts of assault on a police officer, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Thursday.The escaped inmate "carved out portions of the brick in the Gregg County South Jail, gaining access to the building infrastructure, and making his way to the exterior Gregg County Courthouse," the sheriff's office said.
You can find more information in our data protection declaration. New EU rules aim to protect children -- but will it be enough? Shortly before she signed an accord to improve toy The new law bans carcinogenic and toxic substance and restricts the use of heavy metals and fragrances, and in a
One reason the law has problems is that lenders and title insurers were not satisfied with the mediation certificate. They feared that homeowners might bring additional challenges to the foreclosure after mediation. The D.C. Council sought to address that problem by passing an amendment in November
This is going to be an issue, both now and in the future, especially as organizations trust machines to draw inferences on their behalf. Facial recognition already infers yourbeyond what's written on your resume. Even uses it as a form of , despite numerous .
In Europe, experts are already urging lawmakers to ban more advanced forms of these. And in the US, there is some call for tougher privacy laws in the spirit of Europe's GDPR. But without specific action on preventing companies from pulling vast amounts of sensitive data and running them through their own machine learning, there's even more trouble ahead.
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News laws in Ohio for 2020 you should knowThe federal government is not only getting rid of that bonus for the more popular vehicles, states are about to smack those cars with new fees and taxes.