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IT and Media news week 19.

The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 19

What could be the world’s first rules on artificial intelligence has been adopted by European Parliament’s  committees. The draft includes the right to make complaints about AI systems and that providers must show if content has been generated by AI. The draft comes at a time when there seems to be no end to the race in introducing AI and the day after Google-owner Alphabet announced AI-support for a large number of services.

Cyberattacks on healthcare are increasing. New research shows healthcare is the third most targeted industry in 2023, ahead of finance, insurance and communications. Zero trust is a security model that operates on the principle of, Never trust – Always verify, that should be implemented to secure patient data, argues Itai Greenberg, Chief Strategy Officer at Check Point Software Technologies, in a blogpost for World Economic Forum’s centre for cybersecurity.

Spyware have been used to secretly monitor politicians, journalists and civil rights activists. After an inquiry, a European Parliament committee accepts the use of spyware but says it must be controlled better. The Parliament’s spyware inquiry committee wants a Tech Lab as an independent research institute to investigate surveillance and provide legal and technological support. The committee has, after a year long inquiry, adopted its final report and recommendations, condemning spyware abuses in several EU member states.

Venture capital funding overall has surged in recent years, but the numbers haven’t increased for female founders at the same pace. US VC funding for female-founded startups remains depressed, roughly in line with the declines seen across the venture ecosystem, financial data company PitchBook says. In Europe, female founders account for a larger share of overall European venture capital invested this year despite their share of deals remaining flat.

Elon Musk announced that he has found a new CEO of Twitter. A majority of Twitter users have in a voting said Musk should resign as the social media’s CEO. New CEO will be Linda Yaccarino, former head of advertising at NBCUniversal. Her experience in advertising would be useful as many companies have held back their ads on Twitter worried that Musk’s policy on freedom of expression could lead to ads appearing in connection with controversial content. Musk stay in Twitter as executive chairman and chief technology officer.


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