Tag: Companies

Major Technology Companies Join List of Biden Inaugural Donors

Major technology companies like Google and Microsoft, as well as telecommunications giants like Comcast and Verizon, are among the nearly 1,000 people and groups that have donated at least $200 to the committee organizing President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s scaled-back inauguration celebration this month.

The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats such as Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons; Richard C. Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California; and Donald Sussman, a hedge fund mogul.

The inaugural committee did not list any of

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Cyber Security Cloud Ranks 9th on 2020 Japan Technology Fast 50, a Ranking of Fastest-Growing Technology Companies

Cyber Security Cloud (CSC) Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President/CEO: Hikaro Ohno) announced today that it ranked 9th in the 18th Japan Technology Fast 50, with revenue (sales) growth of 230.6% based on the past three accounting periods. Japan Technology Fast 50, announced annually by Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, is a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing Japanese companies in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries based on their revenue (sales) growth percentage the last three accounting periods.

Japan Technology Fast 50 is a Japanese edition of the ranking program series of TMT industries compiled by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) for about

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Fifa ask technology companies to come up with better visuals to end offside confusion

Technology companies have been asked to come up with better visuals around marginal offside calls by world governing body Fifa.

Firms will be sent datasets of different offside incidents and asked to present solutions to Fifa’s Working Group for Innovation Excellence.

The lines used to demonstrate marginal offside calls currently often leave viewers and even pundits confused as to what the correct decision should be, and Fifa clearly hope a new system can provide greater clarity.

In a separate but related development, three firms are interested in working on the next phase of developing semi-automated technology to assist referees and

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Pandemic Forces Companies to Confront Technology Ethics Questions

Matters of ethics eventually will be built into how tech products are conceived and built, said Paula Goldman, Salesforce.com chief ethical and humane use officer.



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Companies trying to reopen offices during the coronavirus pandemic face ethics and privacy questions about how they screen employees for potential health problems.

Some apps and data-collection systems probe for Covid-19 symptoms, such as fever or cough, and ask about an employee’s activities outside of work. But collecting and storing such detailed information can lead an organization to cross ethical boundaries, said Paula

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Property tech companies are helping landlords spy on residents, collect their data, and even evict them. Critics are calling it an invasion of privacy that could reinforce inequality.

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“Landlord Tech” shows where tenants have reported the use of surveillance technologies like facial recognition in their buildings.
  • Landlords are increasingly using facial recognition software and other surveillance technologies to track tenants’ movements and collect their data.

  • The companies selling “proptech” claim their products make residents safer, but some say flaws and biases mean they’re really just accelerating gentrification and invading people’s privacy.

  • Researchers with the AI Now Institute built an interactive map to let tenants report if their buildings have deployed new tools to surveil them and educate people about the issues with proptech.

  • One of

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