Day: September 28, 2020

Apple strengthens commitment to human rights with new policy

Apple has once again responded to critics with the publication of a human rights policy it says commits the company to “freedom of information and expression.”

Freedom of expression

“At Apple, we are optimistic about technology’s awesome potential for good,” says CEO Tim Cook. “But we know that it won’t happen on its own. Every day, we work to infuse the devices we make with the humanity that makes us.”

However, the document also points

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Australian shares end higher as government signals ease in lending standards



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(Reuters) – Australian shares ended the week on a positive note, boosted by heavyweight banks, as investors cheered the government’s signals to ease lending standards to free up credit and revive the pandemic-hit economy.

The “Big Four” banks helped the S&P/ASX 200 index <.axjo> close 1.5% higher.

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Vodacom’s Digital Society efforts bear fruit

Digital technologies have changed the way people live, work and interact.

Currently, South Africa has embarked on a digitalisation journey which aims to see the country harness the power of emerging digital technologies to propel economic growth and empower its people.

To reap the full benefits of digitilisation requires building a truly digital society through connectivity and accessibility that will allow for the transformation of millions of lives in the country.

A study by the

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Facebook to reject political ads prematurely claiming U.S. election victory



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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will not accept political ads that seek to claim victory before the results of the 2020 U.S. election are declared, a company spokesman tweeted on Wednesday.

The move expands the company’s plans, announced earlier this month, to stop accepting new political ads in the week before the election. At the time, Facebook said political advertisers could resume creating new ads after

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Lawyer Investigating Voice Of America Has Active Protective Order Against Him : NPR

Investigating the journalism produced by Voice of America is one of the tasks lawyer Sam Dewey has taken on since joining the broadcaster’s parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

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Investigating the journalism produced by Voice of America is one of the tasks lawyer Sam Dewey has taken on since joining the broadcaster’s parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

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The CEO appointed

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