Risks

Facebook’s Libra in regulators’ sights as ECB’s Coeure warns of ‘stablecoin’ risks

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such “stablecoins” posed serious risks. FILE PHOTO: Benoit Coeure, board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), is photographed during an interview with Reuters journalists at …

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How Brands Can Respond to Rising Risks of Boycotts

geralt / Pixabay Consumers are more inclined to boycott businesses than ever. Reasons for boycotts are numerous. Boycotters might accuse companies of being racist, unpatriotic, anti-family, anti-LGBTQ or politically wrong-headed. They sometimes base their charges on false information. Most recently, businesses have become boycott targets because they or their CEOs, support – or at least …

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How the data talent gap risks our AI future

Data workers are at the center of our ambitious targets for universal artificial intelligence adoption as they are the ones responsible for building the technology on a strong and stable foundation. However, there is one significant hurdle that stands between data workers and designing the perfect AI solution; the talent gap. Recent research has revealed …

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WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks” – TechCrunch

Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its user policy, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Users can still upload videos they created with Zao to WeChat, but if they try to download the app or send an invite link to another …

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