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7 November 2019 - Edition no.173
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POLICY

Adina-Ioana Vălean picked for transport commissioner job

POLITICO - 6 NOVEMBER 2019

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Transforming lives with gigabit broadband

Politico - 7 November 2019

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EU maintains option of blocking Facebook’s Libra

EURACTIV - 6 November 2019

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UK ignores warnings of digital election interference

POLITICO - 5 NOVEMBER 2019

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Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

EURACTIV - 5 NOVEMBER 2019

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The Rising Threat of Digital Nationalism

WSJ - 1 NOVEMBER 2019

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Focus on

FT-ETNO: Keynotes Announced

Digitalising our economies and transitioning to highly pervasive technologies is all about societal change. What is in it for citizens in the digital age?
Come get inspired by our keynote speakers: Věra Jourová, current Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Vice-President designate for Values and Transparency, will discuss trust and digitalisation. Graça Fonseca, Minister for Culture, Portugal, will discuss arts, culture, education and digital innovation.

Registrations, agenda and speakers are available at this link.

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Video

Digitization and the defense of democracy

Members of the European Internet Forum, from entities like DG CONNECT, Facebook, and LUT University discussed how the EU can safeguard democracy in the Digital Age. Stakeholders examined what they view to be obstacles, such as fake news and new technologies' lack of transparency. These obstacles cannot be solved by one company or institution, rather they need to work together to identify and stop emerging threats.

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Reports

EU-wide Cybersecurity legislation: implementation in the Energy sector

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - NOVEMBER 2019

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Lessons From The Failed Chatbot Revolution

CB INSIGHTS - OCTOBER 2019

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Facts & Figures

Tech Giants’ Billion-Dollar Acquisitions

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@LiseFuhr

Consumers, companies, innovators. If the #SDGs are to become reality, all actors need to commit and take concrete action. How can we make the difference? @ETNOAssociation, @GeSIConnect and our distinguishes speakers will tackle this on 12 November: etno.eu/events/upcomin… 
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@EU_Social

🤖 Virtual assistant,🤳 Youtuber, 📱 App developer... There are jobs that 20 years ago were not imaginable, while others have almost disappeared. Check out this report by @EU_ScienceHub on the changing nature of work & skills in the digital age: https://europa.eu/!Dy34du
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Proud to unveil the #FTETNO keynote speakers: 🇪🇺Commissioner @VeraJourova on #trust and #connectivity 📚Minister @gracafonseca on arts, culture, education and #digital #innovation
More details on live.ft.com/Events/2019/FT…
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@EIF4eu

Did you know...❓ The #ARPANET - the precursor to the #Internet was born 50 years ago in room 3420 at @UCLA It was only 20+ years later that the #WorldWideWeb - the internet 🌐 as we know it - was created. https://bit.ly/32p29JM
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@GabrielMariya

Excellent news! Digital Opportunity Traineeships #DOT counts already +7,200 traineeships 👍🏼 exceeding the target of 6k by end 2020💪🏻We want more EU trainees to gain hands-on working experience & new skills for digital fields as #AI #cybersecurity #bigdata ec.europa.eu/digital-single…
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TECH

Orange’s first commercial 5G network launched in Romania

Orange - 5 November 2019

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Uber faces costly choices after expert finds it uses Waymo self-driving techs

REUTERS - 7 NOVEMBER 2019

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Put down that phone! Indonesians invent device to aid internet-addicted

REUTERS - 6 NOVEMBER 2019

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Magyar Telekom says it is testing 5G technology with several suppliers

Reuters - 5 November 2019

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How will Apple, Disney, AT&T and Netflix retain streaming subscribers?

Reuters - 5 NOVEMBER 2019

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Events
NOVEMBER
GESI & ETNO
12 November 2019, Brussels

MAKING #SUSTAINABILITY SMARTER

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Euroconsumers
12 November 2019, Brussels

Bridging the Gap between Consumers and Businesses in the digital age

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Forum Europe
14 November 2019, Brussels

2019 EUROPEAN CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE

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INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
25 – 29 November 2019, Berlin

2019 INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

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Financial Times
26 November 2019, Amsterdam

FT FUTURE OF NEWS EUROPE 2019

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EURACTIV
26 November 2019, Brussels

ETHICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA USAGE

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DECEMBER
Financial Times & ETNO
2 December 2019, Brussels

FT-ETNO SUMMIT 2019 PIONEERING AND PROTECTING

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