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Emily at EURid Web Awards 2018 with Sally Bundock BBC Business News Correspondence
In this year's EURid Web Awards there were big gains for Women and Eco-Friendly websites. Read about the ceremony and my reflections on the contest.
Former Director of Research at Facebook, Chris Wylie in conversation with Emily Taylor, Chatham House.
by Emily Taylor
Emily's chapter on the UK track and trace app has been published today in Chatham House's 'The COVID-19 pandemic and trends in technology', edited by Joyce Hakmeh. The issues encountered during the development of track-and-trace apps as part of the fight against COVID-19 have highlighted significant differences in levels of accountability and transparency between the public and private sectors. This has underlined the areas of tension between corporate power and the authority of democratically elected governments, and the capacity of tech companies not just to deploy ‘soft’ power in the form of lobbying, but also to block access to essential technologies. The fragmented response to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed focus on the lack of internationally agreed technical standards that are both privacy-respecting and secure by design. Such standards could potentially offer interoperability if individuals travel overseas, while at the same time guarding against overreach by some governments.
A paper published in the Journal of Cyber Policy discussing China's technical standards and how they may break apart the internet into a 'Splinternet'
The ecosystem of junk news & disinformation around COVID-19 is enabled by search engines and advertising platforms that contribute to their visibility and financial revenue. Sites that consistently publish junk news, including harmful stories relating to COVID-19, show professional SEO strategies tasked with disseminating their content through search engines. They have high levels of domain authority, meaning that their content will rank high in search results for popular keywords.