#ETNODigital: Discover the future of ultra secure communication,  electronic hand payments👋, the EU's quantum OPENQKD project and much more!
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5 September 2019 - Edition n.164
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Facebook, tech firms meet with U.S. intelligence on 2020 election security
Reuters – 5 September 2019
EU member states to look into Facebook's controversial Libra
EURACTIV – 4 September 2019
British lawmakers vote to block no-deal Brexit amid election haggling
Reuters – 4 September 2019
Lagarde charms EU lawmakers as she heads for ECB presidency
Politico – 4 September 2019
Regulators try to catch flying cars
Politico – 4 September 2019
Google’s YouTube hit with $170M fine over children’s privacy
Politico – 4 September 2019
UK court backs police in facial recognition lawsuit
Politico – 4 September 2019

The pilot project OPENQKD that is funded by the European Commission was launched on 2 September. Test quantum communication infrastructure will be installed in several European countries. 

The €15 million project will span three years and aims to increase  critical applications' security in various areas, especially in the telecommunications sector to secure data traffic in transit and at rest. It will also aim to boost security in government services, health care and electricity supply.

Discover more here.


Did you miss this week’s event co-organised with POLITICO on “Europe’s 5G future – powering the IIoT revolution”? The video recording is now available! 

Find out what political and industry leaders had to say at the event, featuring: MEP Angelika Niebler, Pearse O’Donohue (European Commission), Lise Fuhr (ETNO Director General), Henri Korpi (Executive Vice President, Elisa) and Malte Lohan (Director General, Orgalim). 

The video recording of the event is available here
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Your mental health for sale: How websites about depression share data with advertisers and leak depression test results
Privacy International – September 2019
ASEAN Youth Technology, Skills and the Future of Work
World Economic Forum – August 2019

 Brexit or US-China tariffs, what worries companies most?

By CB Insights


“The consumer #Internet speaks American, technology patents speak Chinese: with #5G and #IoT the industrial #digital applications have an opportunity to speak European”, @lisefuhr underlined #POLITICO5GFuture Link to tweet


"As Europeans we should be more ambitious. We are proud to have @ericsson and @nokia in Europe. But we need to find a way to trigger more and more of these examples."

#POLITICO5GFuture #EU #innovation #IoT Link to tweet


A ‘no-deal’ scenario on 1 November 2019 remains a possible, although undesirable, outcome. If you have a business in the EU27, it is now time to make your final preparations.To help you with that, we have published a detailed checklist here → https://europa.eu/!kf87TP #Brexit Link to tweet


From the first telegraphs to mobile phones, SMS, and today’s virtual assistant… the telecoms industry has revolutionised the way we communicate. Discover the history of telecommunication here ➡️ https://oran.ge/2NLInEy #telco #innovation #throwback Link to tweet


🧐 Discover OPENQKD, the new #quantum⚡️pilot project we launched today for ultra-secure communication in #Europe. Will aim to bring about a change in the way we see, understand & use quantum communication using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). More here https://bit.ly/2lr6cpl Link to tweet
Deutsche Telekom 5G network goes live in 5 German cities
Reuters – 5 September 2019
Telia Estonia to launch own channel Inspiria in January
Telecompaper – 3 September 2019
Misty starts shipping its programmable robot to backers
Tech Crunch – 4 September 2019
A bug in SpaceX’s communication system kept the company in the dark about potential satellite collision
The Verge – 4 September 2019
A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online
Tech Crunch – 4 September 2019
Amazon tests Whole Foods payment system that uses hands as ID
New York Post – 3 September 2019
Biohackers are pirating a cheap version of a million-dollar gene therapy
MIT Technology Review – 30 August 2019
European Automobile Manufacturers Association, 4 September 2019
Leading the mobility transformation: The future of the EU auto industry
ITU Telecom, 9-12 September 2019, Budapest
ITU Telecom World 2019

Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cyber Security Cluster Bonn, Deutsche Telekom AG, 11 September 2019, Brussels

Cyber Security Threats as a Major Challenge for Digitalisation
Capacity Media, 17 – 18 September 2019, Amsterdam
Metro Connect Europe 2019
European Commission, 19 – 20 September 2019, Helsinki
Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers' Day 2019
KNect365, 24 – 25 September 2019, Madrid
5G Core Summit
Next Generation Internet Forum, 25 September 2019, Helsinki
Reshaping the internet through collective and networked intelligence
Capacity Media, 28 - 31 October 2019, London
Capacity Europe 2019
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