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Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speak before a July 29, 2020 House Judiciary committee meeting By Seth Colaner, July 31, 2020 3:19 PM This week, as the heads of four of the largest and most powerful tech companies in the world were called...
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Stock image: Pixabay Source: https://bereamail.co.za/242445/berea-residents-reject-5g-towers-on-their-property/ AUTHOR Thabiso Goba, Journalist/Photographer July 30, 2020 The draft proposal, which was gazetted by Stella Ndabeni-Abarahams, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, is part of the government’s expansion into the 5G network. Excerpt – for the full article, please see the link above. Heather Roos, chairperson of Umbilo Community Policing...
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A data centerDEAN MOUHTAROPOULOS | GETTY; EDITED BY MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint. By Karen Hao June 6, 2019 The artificial-intelligence industry is often compared to the oil industry: once mined and refined, data, like oil, can be a highly lucrative commodity. Now it seems the metaphor may extend even further. Like its...
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Source: https://northcoastcourier.co.za/155607/5g-masts-ballito-and-zimbali-residents-to-get-another-say/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 8, 2020 Following legal advice, the municipality will now reopen the application process after it was agreed that due process had not been followed. Dolphin Coast residents opposed to the installation of two 5G cellphone masts have welcomed the announcement by KwaDukuza municipality that the public participation process...
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Source: https://northcoastcourier.co.za/156284/proposed-5g-policy-would-erode-the-rights-of-property-owners-says-lawyer/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 31, 2020 The new policy does away with the red tape and allows mobile network operators to install telecommunications stations – cellphone masts – at locations of their choice without prior approval from local authorities. Ballito attorney Andy Horton warned that the proposed policy by implication would erode...
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JAMES BARTON, 31 JULY 2020 The government of Namibia is reportedly undertaking an assessment of the environmental impact of 5G before introducing the technology to the market. Local outlet The Namibian reports that the country’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism was ordered to conduct the review just weeks after the Windhoek municipality revealed that...
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Reuters News 24 1 st of August 2020 •Tens of thousands are opposing a new policy that will allow mobile networks to build infrastructure, like 5G towers. •They are channelling their discontent through a website, Dear South Africa. •Cellphone companies, however, are optimistic about the policy. Tens of thousands of South Africans have written complaints...
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30 Jul 2020 The Mi Note 10 is the fourth smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi to be pinned in France by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) for exceeding the regulatory level of specific absorption rate (SAR). This comes just a few days after attorney Elias Bourran filed a collective complaint against Xiaomi before the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office...
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by Caleb Henry — July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on July 30 approved Amazon’s request to operate a constellation of roughly 3,200 internet satellites in low Earth orbit.  The FCC said Amazon has until July 30, 2026 to launch at least 50% of its satellites in order to maintain its authorization, and until...
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