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A new bipartisan privacy bill put forward by US senators proposes forcing ‘Big Tech’ to disclose how much user data is actually worth.Senators in the US have put forward a bipartisan privacy bill called the DASHBOARD Act, which would force major tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to disclose the value of user data.DASHBOARD, which stands for ‘Designing Accounting Safeguards to Held Broader Oversight and Regulations on Data’, was proposed by US Democratic senator Mark Warner and US Republican party senator Josh Hawley on 24 June.“Customers have consistently been told that these services are ‘free’.Yet the current lack of transparency impedes consumers’ ability to fully understand the terms of the exchange and decide for themselves whether they are getting a fair deal from the platform companies that monetise their data,” an abridged version of the bill says.It would require commercial data operators, defined as those with in excess of 100m monthly users, to disclose the types of data they collect and regularly update users on the assessed value of their data.
Two Irish women were among those selected for Sky’s latest scholarship programme for women in technology.In March 2019, British broadcaster Sky announced that after the success of 2017’s Women in Technology Scholars programme, it would be reopening applications and inviting five more women to take part in the programme.The prize for successfully making it on to the programme is a £25,000 (€30,000) bursary and assistance from a network of expert mentors in their chosen field.The 20-year-old Mayo woman grew up on a farm alongside four siblings.Murphy plans to use her scholarship to develop and engineer more agritech products, including a GPS tracking system she devised to protect sheep from being stolen or attacked by predators.After it was announced that Murphy had received the scholarship, she commended Sky’s efforts to support women in technology and said: “Our goal is to use technology to solve simple problems that farmers encounter and make their day-to-day lives easier.”
Cybereason has released a report into a large hacking operation that has seen more than a dozen mobile carriers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia infiltrated.Cybersecurity company Cybereason has discovered a vast hacking operation in which threat actors infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers around the globe for years.Dubbed Operation Soft Cell, the attack has been active since 2012, though some evidence indicates that activity began even earlier than that.The cybercriminals were attempting to steal all data stored in the active directory such as usernames and passwords.The attack also targeted other sensitive personal information such as billing data, call detail records, credentials, geolocation of users and more.The operation affected phone providers in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and siphoned off hundreds of gigabytes of data.
Elizabeth Bush, a senior climate adviser to Environment and Climate Change Canada, is helping to frame the country’s climate policies.Since joining Environment and Climate Change Canada in 1999, Elizabeth Bush has worked at the interface of science and policy on atmospheric environment issues, but particularly the ongoing climate crisis.She has participated as a member of Canadian delegations to meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and meetings under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.My interest in working at the science-policy interface was sparked in graduate school.I loved delving deep into science, but I also found that I was increasingly drawn to understanding how policy on environmental issues is developed.This is why I ended up with dual master’s degrees: one in pure science and one related to environmental planning and policymaking.
FSGA, the voice for numerous fantasy sports players and the holder of research and data, accepted BetConstruct as a member of the association
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A man who knows the industry like the back of his hand, Global Betting & Gaming Consultants (GBGC) CEO and Founder, Warwick Bartlett, has been part of it since 1966, opening the first of his betting shops the same year football came home in England
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Less than 1pc of Spotify’s customers paid the App Store tax, according to Apple.Apple is claiming that Spotify’s recent antitrust complaint exaggerates how much money the Swedish streaming service has potentially lost out on due to a tax Apple charged on subscriptions through its App Store between 2014 and 2016.In March 2019, Spotify filed the antitrust complaint with the European Commission.In this complaint, Spotify alleged that Apple was engaging in anticompetitive behaviour, leaving music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal and Deezer at a disadvantage.The conflict between Apple and Spotify can be dated back to 2015, when Spotify emailed iPhone customers to let them know that Spotify subscriptions made through Apple’s App Store were more expensive than subscriptions made through Spotify.com.The email read: “In case you didn’t know, the normal Premium price is only $9.99, but Apple charges 30pc on all payments made through iTunes.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Industry News, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, PortugalAfter just last week inking a deal that will see its presence in the Greek and British markets strengthened, Spanish online casino games developer, Red Rake Gaming, has announced that it has signed a content deal with European online gaming company, Betclic Group.Under the terms of the agreement, the designer of sports betting and mobile casino games will now have access to Red Rake Gaming’s full catalog of games, which includes innovative titles such as Bonnie & Clyde, Knights, The Travels of Marco along with Super 12 Stars from the successful saga – Super 5, Super 7 and Super 10 – released in late May this year.According to the official press release…Betclic Group’s strong presence in the Portuguese iGaming market will help funnel the Valencia-headquartered developer’s content to the platform’s players in Portugal, further strengthening its [Red Rake] solid footing in that regulated market.Commenting on the new collaboration, Casino Game Specialist for Betclic Group, Francois Dogon, said…
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Game manufacturers, Mobile gaming, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, United KingdomA little over two weeks after launching its Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways video slot and British mobile and online casino games developer, Blueprint Gaming Limited, has now returned with its new five-reel and 20-payline ThunderCats: Reels of Thundera title.The Newark-based developer used a short press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to detail that its latest video slot was produced in partnership with the consumer products division of American film and television giant Warner Bros Entertainment Incorporated and is the second to be branded around the popular ThunderCats cartoon television series from the 1980s.A subsidiary of the German gaming firm Gauselmann Group, Blueprint Gaming declared that ThunderCats: Reels of Thundera was ‘carefully crafted’ by its development and design team and features the animated cat-like humanoid alien characters of WilyKat, Panthro, Tygra, Lion-O, WilyKit and Cheetara facing off against the antagonistic Mumm-Ra ‘and the forces of evil.’Blueprint stated that ThunderCats: Reels of Thundera offers online casino players the chance to bank one of seven prize modifiers by awakening the lucrative Eye of Thundera bonus.It proclaimed that that even more lucrative jackpots could be in store for those progressing to one of the colorful title’s six bonus games while triggering the Ancient Spirit of Evil feature will present the possibility of ‘huge wins’ for those who ‘vanquish Mumm-Ra’s influence over Third Earth once and for all.’
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Cambodia, Conferences / Trade ShowsTop-rated online casino software provider, Slotegrator, has announced they will be in Cambodia later this week to attend the Asia Gaming Expo.The event will take place at the Sokha Beach Resort, Sihanoukville on June 27th and 28th.Known as The Best Gaming Expo and Conference in South East Asia, the event is focused on gambling and casino operations of Asia.Representatives from the local government as well as industry leaders from several countries will be on hand to listen to speakers discuss the development of the industry.In Asia, gambling has been illegal for quite some time.
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Denmark, Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Industry News, Online Gambling NewsOn the heels of the launch of its new Oktoberfest-inspired video slot, online casino games developer, High 5 Games (H5G), has had a range of its slots certified by the Danish Gambling Authority.The recent certification further strengthens the independent casino games provider’s presence within the Scandinavian iGaming market.According to a press release…To start, operators in Denmark‘s well-regulated marketplace will enjoy access to eight titles from the New York-based supplier’s portfolio, including its current best performers Double Da Vinci Diamonds, Secrets of Forest, Joker’s Riches, Silver Enchantress and Way Out Wilds, with additional certified games forthcoming.The new certifications follow H5G’s January launch into Sweden’s newly regulated market through NYX/SciGames Digital.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Las Vegas, Poker Tournaments, Poker, NevadaJames Holzhauer has become a household name as of late due to his recent success on the popular game show, ‘Jeopardy!’.The player amassed $2.46 million while playing on the game show and will now be taking his talents to the poker table to compete in two World Series of Poker events.After doing quite well on ‘Jeopardy!’, the gamer has set his sights on another challenge.Holzhauer will compete in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty tournament and the $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em event.Holzhauer is no stranger to the game of poker as he played all the time while at the University of Illinois.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, New online casinos, Newest casino games, Technology, Game manufacturers, Mobile gaming, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, MaltaMaltese online casino games developer, Playson Limited, has announced the signing of an integration agreement with iGaming platform provider GameAccount Network (GAN) that will see a selection of its games made available to players via the recently-launched WinStar Casino brand.The innovator is headquartered in the Valetta suburb of Sliema and used an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to detail that the alliance with GAN is to involve such video slots as Wild Warriors and Book of Gold: Double Chance being offered on the Alderney and United Kingdom-licensed domain alongside its new three-reel Wild Burning Wins: 5 Lines innovation.Playson Limited is licensed by regulators for a number of prominent iGaming jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Sweden and Malta and revealed that its games portfolio currently encompasses over 60 mobile-friendly titles that utilize ‘engaging math mechanics’ as well as a ‘portfolio of promotional tools’ to ensure ‘quality throughout.’ The firm recently inked similar content supply deals with European online casino operators, TOPsport and Kindred Group, but has long seen its innovations offered on sites including CasinoHeroes.com, JokerBet.es and VideoSlots.com.Lars Kollind, Business Development Manager for Playson, used the press release to declare that GAN ‘powers a host of well-known brands’ and that his firm’s premiere with WinStar Casino is subsequently destined to represent ‘the first of many.’“We’re really pleased to be partnering with WinStar Casino and looking forward to seeing how our games perform at the casino and others across the group.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino News, Casino expansion projects, New Hotels, Gaming Industry News, Macau, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsMultinational hotel and resort operator, InterContinental Hotels Group, has reportedly announced the signing of a deal that has seen it add a pair of Macau properties from Sands China Limited to its InterContinental Alliance Resorts customer rewards network.According to a report, the British firm used a Tuesday press release to explain that the eight-year agreement encompasses the 3,000-room, The Parisian Macao, as well as the similarly-sized, The Venetian Macao, and is to immediately involve it offering their guests a range of special benefits previously only available at its own venues.GGRAsia reported that Hong Kong-listed Sands China Limited is a subsidiary of American casino operator, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, while detailing that this latter firm’s The Venetian Las Vegas and attached The Palazzo Hotel tower are already known to be members of the InterContinental Alliance Resorts scheme in Nevada.As if this wasn’t enough, InterContinental Hotels Group reportedly stated that Sands China Limited’s coming The Londoner Hotel property is moreover set to become a member of the InterContinental Alliance Resorts program.This 600-key all-suite Cotai Strip property is currently being re-branded from its previous incarnation as the Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central under the $1.35 billion transformation of the giant Sands Cotai Central venue into the new-look The Londoner Macao.
Slack’s Stuart Templeton outlines the key to success for the workplace of the future.What’s the most important thing when it comes to the future of work?According to Stuart Templeton, head of Slack UK, it is agility.As systems change and repetitive work tasks are replaced by bots and Excel spreadsheets, Templeton posits that we need to keep up with the ever-changing workplace or we will lose out.“According to IDC, 40pc of the Fortune 500 companies will be extinct in the next 10 years because they will have failed to build the innovation into their organisation.They will have failed to build the resilience and agility to move at the pace of changing market conditions,” he told the Inspirefest 2019 audience.
It is estimated that of the 2m antibiotic-resistant infections reported each year in the US, 20pc are linked to agriculture.As anxiety about the impending post-antibiotic era has intensified over the last few years, many have suggested turning to a plant-based diet to minimise our exposure to meat laden with antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Now, it looks like things may not be that simple.While going vegan or vegetarian could benefit you in a number of other ways, it can no longer guarantee you won’t be exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can be found in meat.At ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology held in San Francisco each year, researchers presented findings suggesting that plant foods can serve as vehicles for transmitting antibiotic resistance to the gut microbiome.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that of the 2m antibiotic-resistant infections reported each year in the US, 20pc are linked to agriculture.