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Phone Companies Are Finally Doing Something About Our Robocall Hell
Gizmodo.com

We live in a robocall hell with an epidemic of 26.3 billion fraudulent calls made to U.S. numbers in 2018. Tired of con artist robots, no one picks up the phone for strangers anymore. My voicemail is filled with Chinese-language scammers using my area code an… more…

Sites hosting mosque shooting video blocked in Australia - CNET
Cnet.com

Australia's biggest carriers have taken decisive action (including the apparent blocking of 8chan) to help stop the spread of the graphic video. more…

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference - Manila Bulletin
Mb.com.ph

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference Manila Bulletin The local tourism industry plays an important role in fueling the growth of the Philippine economy. more…

To stay relevant in the 5G era, telcos will need to step up their IoT game
The Next Web

We are now in the early stages of another pivotal moment in technological evolution and paradigm shift. With artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality transitioning from buzz words to the backbone of developed economies, wir… more…

New Zealand ends a week of grief with action and embrace of Muslim community after shootings
USA Today

The shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15  that left 50 dead and dozens more injured have forever changed the face of New Zealand. more…

MarketWatch First Take: Google and Nvidia display competing views of the future of streaming videogames
Marketwatch.com

On different ends of the Bay Area, the CEOs of two tech giants espoused different visions for a streaming future for videogames on Tuesday. more…

AT&T and Comcast are actually working together to stop robocalls
Bgr.com

It's been said that war makes strange bedfellows, and now we can say the same thing about the out-of-control problem of robocalls and spam calls that bombard all of our phones day-in, day-out. Normally, AT&T and Comcast are competing telecommunications giants… more…

POLITICO Playbook: W. hosting a naturalization ceremony, U.S. prepares to keep troops in Syria and 2020 Dems warm to expanding Supreme Court
Politico

And Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) writes a WaPo op-ed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. more…

Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo Duterte
Theintercept.com

An installation overview made clear IBM knew illegal drugs, predictive policing and crime suppression were among Davao security forces’ “priority areas.” The post Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo Duterte appeare… more…

Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon
Al Jazeera English

US secretary of state's planned visit is expected to focus on Hezbollah and Iranian influence in Lebanon. more…

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MBT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Fool.com

MBT earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018. more…

Half the world worries about Italy getting in bed With China
Indianexpress.com

While the economic impact of a role for Italy in the Belt and Road will be limited, the symbolism of a G-7 country signing on is also causing disquiet in Washington, according to a US official, who asked not to be named citing the sensitive nature of the topi… more…

14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships Concludes in New Delhi
Pib.nic.in

The 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships concluded in New Delhi today. The three-day conclave was organised by the Ministry of Commerce inassociation with Confederation of Indian Industry and EXIM Bank of India. more…

Timeline: Thailand's turbulent politics over two decades
Reuters

Thailand has seen two coups, dueling street demonstrations and political instability over most of the past two decades, much of it centered around the divisive figure of Thaksin Shinawatra. more…

Election observers say face limitations in Thai poll
Reuters

An international observer group said it would face limitations in judging to what extent Thailand's general election on Sunday is free and fair, partly because it was granted accreditation too late to get more than 35 monitors into the country. more…

Airbus and Boeing Are Signing Economic Suicide Pacts With China
Nakedcapitalism.com

Western companies that ought to know better are setting themselves up to have their lunch eaten by China. more…

Is There A Corporate 'Caste System'?
Forbes.com

Oftentimes, societies’ inequities seamlessly translate into the workplace resulting in a corporate “caste system” that results in toxic work environments that don’t produce their best results or fully leverage their talent. more…

The Folly of Having The U.S. Government Build A 5G Network
Forbes.com

As the nation's cellular phone carriers gear up to build their 5G networks a few are calling for the federal government to construct the network instead and be a wholesale supplier of this service to the networks. It is a terrible idea that would inevitably l… more…

U.S. Officials At Recent RSA Conference Highlights China As Biggest Cybersecurity Threat
Forbes.com

Earlier this month, an RSA Conference2019 took place with some interesting information on where current cybersecurity threats are coming from and it may surprise some, but China is the current focus of where the gravest danger lies. more…

Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, Fourteen Eyes Countries – Understanding Surveillance Groups
Addictivetips.com

Today we’re going to help build your understanding of the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes and Fourteen Eyes surveillance groups, what countries participate and what surveillance information they share. Protecting your private data is far more difficult today than in the… more…