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Inquiry says technology could boost the value of Australia’s agriculture sector by AU$20b

An inquiry into growing Australia’s agriculture sector to AU$100 billion by 2030 has highlighted that digital technology will be key to driving growth in Australia’s agriculture.

The inquiry, conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources and chaired by Liberal MP Rick Wilson, estimated that digital agriculture could add AU$20 billion to the value of the sector.

“A boost of this size would, by itself, cover the projected shortfall required to reach the AU$100 billion by 2030 target,” the Growing Australia report [PDF] said.

The inquiry was launched last September to investigate whether the National

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Google to Ban Tracking Technology Ads, Boost Data Privacy

Alphabet’s GOOGL division Google continues to take initiatives to enhance search results by curtailing bad ads in a bid to strengthen its search platform.

This is evident from its latest decision of changing its policy to prohibit advertising for unauthorized tracking technology such as spyware and others that aim to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge.

Notably, advertisements for such technology and software are already in violation of the company’s Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy.

The new policy will impose further restrictions on advertisements for GPS trackers, cameras and recorders that target spying and tracking someone

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Oil major ConocoPhillips deploys low-code tech to boost bottom line

By Julia Payne

LONDON (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips has deployed a low-code platform called Mendix to cut costs and increase efficiency, making it the first major oil and gas producer to use such technology across the company, Mendix said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mendix, owned by German technology firm Siemens, allows companies to create in-house systems without hiring outside developers as minimal or no coding knowledge is required.

“It can be used by a rig manager in the middle of the ocean to someone in HR,” Jon Scolamiero, Mendix’s manager of architecture and governance of product marketing, said.

Low-code platforms

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