Madison City Council bans city agencies from using facial recognition technology | Local Government



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The Madison City Council banned late Tuesday city agencies, including the Madison Police Department, from using facial recognition technology and also pushed back a decision on Edgewood High School’s latest effort to install lights at its athletics field.

On a 17-2 vote, the council approved a new ordinance that prohibits city agencies, departments and divisions from using facial recognition technology or “information derived from a face surveillance system” with a handful of exceptions.

Following a national reckoning this year on over-policing in communities of color, Madison and other governments have scrutinized and limited the use of face surveillance systems by law enforcement.

“The technology has proven to be unreliable and faulty,” Ald. Rebecca Kemble, 18th District, said of facial recognition, describing the ban more as a moratorium. “We also don’t want this technology to be used to further worsen the racial

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UK bans installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September

The UK government is banning the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021 as part of its plans to phase out the Chinese firm’s technology by 2027, The Financial Times reports. The decision follows the government’s announcement in July that firms would be barred from buying new equipment from January 2021 over national security concerns.

The announcement means that any telecoms companies who have stockpiled Huawei equipment ahead of the January cutoff will now not be able to use this for long-term 5G rollouts. The Financial Times reports that some companies have been stockpiling this equipment since summer. Firms will still be allowed to maintain old equipment after September, according to BBC News.

New legislation set to be debated in Parliament this week will start the process of enshrining the ban in law and set out how it will be

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U.K. Bans Installation of Huawei 5G Gear From September

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co. by the end of next September.



A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa's first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China's Huawei.


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A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa’s first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China’s Huawei.

The restriction, first reported by Bloomberg last Monday, is part of an “initial” 250 million-pound ($333 million) package of measures brought in to diversify Britain’s wireless supply chain announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The stricter rules may also help fend off a challenge from lawmakers in the ruling Conservative Party seeking even tighter restrictions on the Chinese network equipment maker.

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British ministers announced in July that Shenzhen-based Huawei would

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Britain bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021

LONDON (Reuters) – British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high speed mobile networks.

Britain has already ordered all Huawei equipment to be removed from its 5G network by the end of 2027, falling in line with intelligence allies including the United States who say the firm poses security risks.

China has criticised that decision, while Huawei said last week it was disappointed Britain was looking to exclude it from the 5G roll-out after the publication of new laws that could see firms fined 100,000 pounds ($133,140) if they break the ban.

Monday’s announcement comes ahead of a debate over new telecoms legislation in parliament and fleshes out the timeline for equipment removal.

“I am setting out a clear path for the complete removal of high risk

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UK bans installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021

The UK government has laid out a roadmap for removing all telecoms equipment made by “high risk vendors,” including Huawei, from the country’s 5G network by its deadline of 2027. As part of its plans, UK carriers will no longer be able to install Huawei equipment beginning September 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said on Monday.



a close up of a sign: Huawei has a long history of working in the UK, but that chapter could be closing. Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Huawei has a long history of working in the UK, but that chapter could be closing. Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images



logo, company name: Huawei has a long history of working in the UK, but that chapter could be closing.


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Huawei has a long history of working in the UK, but that chapter could be closing.


In July, the government announced it was banning Huawei equipment from the UK’s 5G network, with a deadline of 2027 for removing the kit. The decision is a reversal of an announcement made in January, in which the country said Huawei would

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Sony Bans PlayStation 5 Owners For Exploiting PS Plus Collection, Selling Games

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  • PlayStation Plus membership gives PS owners access to some cool perks
  • PS5 owners gain access to the PS Plus Collection, which contains a huge selection of titles
  • Sony is banning PS5 users who are selling access to the PS Plus Collection’s games

While it’s fun to play video games alone, it’s even more exciting to play with friends. What’s not enjoyable, at least for Sony, is when players who have access to some games pass them on illegally to those who don’t.

Sony is banning some PlayStation 5 owners who are also PlayStation Plus members for selling games included in the PS Plus collection. The PS Plus Collection lets PS5 owners enjoy a curated selection of 20 of the best games the PlayStation 4 had, including “Final Fantasy XV,” “God of War,” “The Last of Us Remastered” and “Fallout 4.”

Those who pay to become a PS Plus

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YouTube Bans Trump-Friendly OANN For One Week After Network Touted Fake Covid Cure

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YouTube blocked One America News Network (OANN) from posting new videos or earning money on its platform for one week after the conservative network promoted misleading information about the Covid-19 pandemic, Axios first reported, a move that comes as the network gains new attention amid President Trump’s feud with Fox News.

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It’s the first time YouTube has restricted the Trump-friendly network, according to Axios, though OANN has also violated YouTube’s Covid-19 misinformation policy before. 

The ban will block OANN from posting new videos on YouTube’s site and bar the network from earning money through YouTube’s “Partner Program.”

A YouTube spokesperson, Ivy Choi, told CNN the platform removed the video and restricted the network from its site

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India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology bans 43 more apps | Digital

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. 

 

The banned apps included four from the Ali Express stable and Lalamove India among others (full list below).

 

This Government has taken this step as it believes these apps threaten the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.

 

 

A statement from the Government said, “The Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that.”

 

Here are the list

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India Bans Another 43 Chinese Apps; List Includes AliExpress

The decision was taken by the ministry of electronics and information technology under section 69A of the Information Technology Act

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Indian government on Tuesday blocked another 43 Chinese mobile applications. The ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) took the action citing these apps were engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The decision was taken under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

According to a statement released, the Meity upon receiving comprehensive reports from Indian Cyber Crime Co-ordination Centre, ministry of home affairs, issued the order.

This is not the first time Chinese apps were banned in this country. Earlier on June 29, the

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Are Wildlife Trade Bans Backfiring?

The CITES Secretariat said in a statement that the treaty’s administrators do collect data from countries on legal imports and exports, and for some iconic animals they have established more elaborate monitoring systems. The most sophisticated of these tracks the illegal killing of elephants and analyzes illegal trade. When wildlife rangers around the world find elephant carcasses, for example, they establish the cause of death and report the information to the CITES program that monitors the illegal killing of elephants. The information is included in a database and analyzed to help keep an eye on poaching and trends in illegal trade.

But Challender argues that this isn’t enough. Decisions to tighten trade, he says, need a comprehensive assessment of the likely consequences of doing so—including information on market factors such as retail prices, sales volumes, consumer preferences, and social and cultural attitudes to the consumption of wildlife. And when the

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