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Key quotes from the world of technology, from articles and insights on Verdict.co.uk
"People who run platforms they know the existing regulation; they know there’s a public push. The public is getting fed up with certain things. They’re getting fed up of a lack of control, with silos. It’s not the privacy, it’s a lack of empowerment.”
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on the importance of users having control of their data and an open web.
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“As reprehensible as the actions of Donald Trump are, the rampant use of the internet to foment violence and hate, and reinforce white supremacy is about more than any one personality. Donald Trump is certainly not the first politician to exploit the architecture of the internet in this way, and he won’t be the last. We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage has been done.”
Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker on why deplatforming is not the only solution to halting the spread of far-right content online.
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“Energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide have grown exponentially, leading to climate change and extreme consequences to our environment. We can improve our energy footprint and lower our energy consumption without changing our habits. We can save the environment simply by making more energy improvements.”
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on blockchain company Efforce, his latest venture to tokenises energy efficiency measures.
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“With greater power and social influence should come greater responsibility. A responsibility not just to act when notified but also a responsibility to assess the risks of their advertising system or their content moderation. A responsibility about how those systems work. A responsibility to accept scrutiny and audit.”
European commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen on plans for tougher regulations for big tech
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“Remote work and other technological advantages spurred by stay-at-home orders will long outlast the pandemic, granting organisations more flexibility, cost savings, and an overall edge in their business plans to conquer any other obstacles the future might bring them.”
Anurag Kahol, CTO and co-founder at Bitglass, explains why remote working, and the new technology it has brought with it, is here to stay.