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LinkedIn Unveils AIPowered Messaging Feature to Simplify Networking

LinkedIn is introducing a new AIpowered function that generates userfirst messages based on their profiles, streamlining user interactions. The functi

LinkedIn is introducing a new AIpowered function that generates userfirst messages based on their profiles, streamlining user interactions. The function, which is only accessible to LinkedIn Premium users, makes it easier to initiate a conversation—especially with someone you dont know well. Naman Goel, Senior Director of Product at LinkedIn, claims that the functionality solves the intimidating "blank page problem" users frequently encounter when networking. LinkedIn is also launching a "Catch Up" option to promote milestones like job transitions and work anniversaries to encourage participation. Through platformgenerated personalised prompts, this upgrade seeks to encourage users to get back in touch with their relationships. To improve user experience, LinkedIn is also moving necessary functionality like connection requests and recommendations. Read More..

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EU to Criminalize AIGenerated Imagery and Deepfakes of Child Sexual Abuse

The European Commission has proposed a new crime of livestreaming child sexual assault and revealed intentions to make AIgenerated pictures and deepfa

The European Commission has proposed a new crime of livestreaming child sexual assault and revealed intentions to make AIgenerated pictures and deepfakes portraying CSA illegal. To address technological improvements since 2011, the update also intends to criminalise the sharing and possession of "paedophile manuals." Together with raising awareness of online dangers and providing support to victims, these steps are a component of more extensive initiatives to combat cyberbullying. The Commissions prior proposal to require CSAM scanning on digital platforms was controversial. Still, lawmakers are reviewing regulations regarding the growing problem of deepfakes and improper use of artificial intelligence. Negotiations between EU colegislators are now underway, with the idea perhaps adopted before future elections and commissioner changes. Read More..

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Google Urges Action Against Spyware Firms, Citing Threat to Civil Society

Google has urged the United States and its partners to stop the spyware business, denouncing surveillance software companies that facilitate hazardous

Google has urged the United States and its partners to stop the spyware business, denouncing surveillance software companies that facilitate hazardous hacking tools. These companies have targeted journalists, political opposition, and civil society despite their claims to be helping national security. According to Google researchers, smaller businesses, in addition to NSO, also play a role in the spread of surveillance technologies. Targets of government employees have spurred the United States and its allies to commit to regulating the spyware sector. Google listed organisations that provide phone security breaching services, including Greek, Spanish, and Italian businesses. The claim comes after the United States announced additional visa restrictions on those who misuse commercial malware to limit their activities within the nation. Read More..

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African Mining Indaba 2024 Kicks Off in Cape Town, Focusing on Investment in Mining Sector

With an emphasis on investment in the mining industry in Africa, the African Mining Indaba 2024 gets underway in Cape Town. The conversation centres o

With an emphasis on investment in the mining industry in Africa, the African Mining Indaba 2024 gets underway in Cape Town. The conversation centres on metals necessary for the energy shift in the next 20 years, the demand for minerals like cobalt and lithium might climb sixfold. Experts anticipate a turnaround in the trend, despite a recent reduction in exploration spending, because of the increased need for minerals in the energy transition. The programme highlights the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance ESG standards for developing sustainable mining in Africa. It is anticipated that the Democratic Republic of Congo, a significant participant in the production of green metals, will attend the Indaba. Read More..

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp Appoints Carsten Stoehr as Deputy Head for Asia Pacific

The central banking unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp SMBC, has appointed Carsten Stoehr, a former CEO of Credit S

The central banking unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp SMBC, has appointed Carsten Stoehr, a former CEO of Credit Suisse for Greater China, as its deputy head for the Asia Pacific region. Before Credit Suisses merger with UBS in March 2023, Stoehr worked there for over 25 years. He will oversee structured lending and private wealth businesses from Singapore across the APAC region in his new position. Stoehr will report to SMBCs regional coheads. Read More..

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Reserve Bank of Australia Keeps Rates Steady at 4.35% as Inflation Remains a Worry

The Reserve Bank of Australia RBA, the countrys central bank, has maintained interest rates at 4.35%. The decision, which was expected, was made in th

The Reserve Bank of Australia RBA, the countrys central bank, has maintained interest rates at 4.35%. The decision, which was expected, was made in the context of worries about inflation, which is still high even if it somewhat decreased in the fourth quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia said that before it considers changing interest rates, it wants further proof of sustained inflation. Since May 2022, the bank has increased interest rates by 425 basis points to combat persistently rising inflation nevertheless, new data on the economy and consumer expenditure pointed to a deteriorating economy. Due to the decision, the Australian currency gained strength, and futures currently indicate a 36% chance of a rate decrease in June. Read More..

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Jio Financial Services Shares Surge Amid Talks of Potential Paytm Wallet Acquisition

Following rumours that it is in negotiations with Paytm parent firm One 97 Communications to purchase Paytms wallet business potentially, shares of Re

Following rumours that it is in negotiations with Paytm parent firm One 97 Communications to purchase Paytms wallet business potentially, shares of Reliance Industries Jio Financial Services surged up to 14%. Later, Jio Financial clarified that it hasnt been involved in any talks about this. Reportedly, Jio Financial and HDFC Bank are leading candidates to buy Paytms wallet division. Following the Reserve Bank of Indias decision to prohibit Paytm Payments Bank from taking deposits or credits to client accounts, the company is allegedly experiencing an existential crisis. Jio may offer to buy Paytm Payments Bank as part of a rescue package. Read More..

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Cyberattack Strikes Chicagos Lurie Childrens Hospital, Disrupting IT Systems

A hack caused Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago to take its IT systems offline, which disrupted regular business. The hospital treats more than 200,

A hack caused Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago to take its IT systems offline, which disrupted regular business. The hospital treats more than 200,000 children a year, making it one of the most significant paediatric hospitals in the nation. The problem affected phone, email, internet, and MyChat platform access. The hospital said there were only minor interruptions to patient care, and emergency services were unaffected. The hospital is working with law enforcement and enlisting professionals in the inquiry as part of its proactive response to the cybersecurity breach. Several services, including the results of CT and ultrasound scans, were momentarily unavailable, and scheduled treatments were postponed. Read More..

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