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EU may need to regulate tech giants’ data use: EU antitrust chief

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FILE PHOTO: European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager addresses a news conference on an antitrust case in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union may impose rules to ensure companies that collect data do not misuse it, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Friday, signaling how she could use her Read More

Global mining panel looks to boost accountability after Brazil disaster

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) – New safety standards being drawn up by a global mining industry panel will include rules to better define management accountability after Vale SA’s (VALE3.SA) January tailings dam disaster, a top industry official said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale Read More

Brazil mining standards, post-Vale disaster, aim to boost accountability

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) – A mining industry panel in Brazil, tasked with drawing up new safety standards after Vale SA’s (VALE3.SA) January tailings dam disaster, will include rules to better define management accountability, an industry group head said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Read More

Switzerland warns Facebook’s Libra it will face extra scrutiny

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ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) Libra cryptocurrency suffered another setback on Wednesday when Switzerland said the proposed payments system could face strict rules that typically apply to banks, on top of tough anti-money laundering laws. FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, Read More

Consortium of oil and gas operators awards blockchain pilot contract

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9/11/2019 HOUSTON – The Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has awarded Data Gumbo its first contract to implement a pilot blockchain in water haulage. This pilot is the first industry-wide use of a blockchain-native network for water haulage, and the consortium will tap the power of GumboNet for real-time data transparency Read More

Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek

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Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says. A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural Read More

Schlumberger and TGS announce new 3D multiclient reimaging project in Egyptian Red Sea

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9/6/2019 HOUSTON and ASKER, NORWAY, September 6, 2019—Schlumberger and TGS today announced a new 3D seismic reimaging project in the Egyptian Red Sea The project will comprise reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 km2 that were acquired between 1999 and 2008—the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Sea. Read More

‘No better than monkey chants’: Thuram blasted for claiming racism is part of ‘white culture’

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French football veteran Lilian Thuram is facing an online backlash after seemingly claiming that white people are inherently racist. Some anti-racism activists accused him of undermining the fight against racism. Sports newspaper ‘Corriere dello Sport – Stadio’ asked the retired French defender, who is black, whether racist behavior is wired into the “mentality” of Italian Read More

TGS and Schlumberger Announce New 3D Multi-client Reimaging Project in Egyptian Red Sea

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ASKER, NORWAY (September 5, 2019) – TGS and Schlumberger today announced a new 3D seismic reimaging project in the Egyptian Red Sea. The project will comprise reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 km² that was acquired between 1999 and 2008 – the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Read More

TOP Ships Reports Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 Financial Results

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ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”), an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” tanker vessels, announced today its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Highlights of First Half of 2019: Total revenues increased by 51% to $29.8 million for the Read More