MWC 2024: A wild Journey to the Future in Hall 6
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by Paul Barker
6h ago
The future and all that is possible was on full display this week at MWC Barcelona 2024 in Hall Six of Gran Via, the site of an innovation zone that featured hands-on and immersive demos of things ranging from devices that enhance the growing of fruit to what has been described as the “world’s first flying car.” Called Journey to the Future, the venue was described by show organizer GSMA as the place “where we pay homage to technology’s transformational impact on tomorrow’s industries, communities and citizens.” It focused on five key areas: Sustainability:  On display was Agerpix’s preci ..read more
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Are federal IT systems supporting the targeted service outcomes? Deloitte examines the future role of the government
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by Ashee Pamma
6h ago
In an interview with IT World Canada, consulting giant Deloitte highlighted the importance of an ecosystem-based approach to tackle issues around digital equity in Canada and service delivery challenges in the public sector. “Our strong view is that the people of Canada benefit when there’s effective collaboration between public and private organizations, including on critical government programs and services,” said Jaimie Boyd, Canada’s national digital government leader, Deloitte. “When we collaborate effectively, it allows us to mobilize the experience, the expertise, the contextual knowled ..read more
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Pornhub operator broke Canadian privacy law, watchdog rules
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by Howard Solomon
11h ago
The company behind Pornhub and other popular pornographic sites broke Canadian privacy law by allowing intimate images to be shared on its websites without the direct knowledge or consent of everyone depicted, the federal privacy commissioner has ruled. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s (OPC) investigation into Aylo (formerly MindGeek), one of the world’s largest operators of pornographic sites, was launched in 2020 after a woman discovered that her ex-boyfriend had uploaded an intimate video and other images of her to Aylo websites without her consent. Under its normal practice at the ..read more
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MWC 2024: 5G momentum on a roll with 1.6 billion connections worldwide
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by Paul Barker
1d ago
New figures from GSMA Intelligence (GSMAi) released today at MWC Barcelona 2024 reveal that 5G connections are expected to represent over half (51 per cent) of mobile connections by 2029. Authors of the report note that 5G has been the fastest mobile generation rollout to date, surpassing one billion connections by the end of 2022, rising to 1.6 billion connections at the end of 2023 and projected to reach 5.5 billion by 2030. Findings showed that, as of last month, 261 operators in 101 countries had launched commercial 5G services, and more than 90 operators from 64 markets have com ..read more
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MWC 2024: Intel adds AI processors, launches the new vPro platform
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by Lynn Greiner
1d ago
Intel yesterday launched its commercial line of Intel Core Ultra processors featuring NPUs (neural processing units) to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) at MWC Barcelona 2024. The processors, whose consumer versions were announced in December, include the new Intel vPro platform that the company said, offers productivity gains as well as enhanced security and new manageability features. This year, Intel said in a release, partners including Acer, ASUS, Dell Technologies, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft Surface, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung and VAIO will deliver more than 100 not ..read more
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MWC 2024: Ontario startup collaborates with Intel to advance Open RAN solutions
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by Ashee Pamma
1d ago
Bluewaves Mobility Innovation (BMI), a North York-based startup that specializes in ORAN (open radio access networks) solutions, this week announced a partnership with Intel at MWC 2024 in Barcelona. ORAN is a nonproprietary version of the Radio Access Network (RAN) system that allows interoperation between various pieces of cellular network equipment provided by different vendors, including the radio unit (RU), the distributed unit (DU) and the centralized unit (CU). BMI builds Open RAN RUs, where the radio frequency signals in a network are transmitted, received, amplified and digitized. The ..read more
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AWS, Microsoft, Ericsson, Nvidia and more form new alliance to integrate AI in cellular technology
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by Ashee Pamma
2d ago
At MWC 2024 in Barcelona, a number of companies joined forces to form the AI-RAN (AI-radio access network) alliance, a new initiative to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into cellular technology. The founding members include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Arm, DeepSig, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia, Northeastern University, Nvidia, Samsung, SoftBank and T-Mobile. The group says that its mission is to “enhance mobile network efficiency, reduce power consumption, and retrofit existing infrastructure, setting the stage for unlocking new economic opportunities for telecommunications companies with ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, Feb. 28, 2024 – Thousands of subdomains abused for phishing, the latest ransomware news and more
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by Howard Solomon
2d ago
Thousands of subdomains abused for phishing, the latest ransomware news and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, February 28th, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. Over 8,000 sub-domains owned by or affiliated with big brands have been hijacked and used to send millions of malicious emails a day. That’s according to researchers at Guardio. Victim firms include Microsoft MSN, VMware, McAfee, CBS, Marvel, eBay Cornell University, The Economist and more. The tactic is called “SubdoMailin ..read more
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Hashtag Trending Feb.28- OpenAI says New York Times hacked ChatGPT; Apple cancels plans to release electric car; Your Voice is Power teaches indigenous youth about coding
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by Jim Love
2d ago
Sponsor: Hashtag Trending is sponsored by Dalikoo.com (Spell). The founder is a big supporter of our podcast and is not only a sponsor but he has offered to provide $20,000 in Azure credits for two to three of our listeners who have a unique idea for an Azure based project. The credits can be applied to existing subscriptions as well.  That’s Dalikoo.com – and there’s a link in the show notes.  MUSIC UP OpenAI says the New York Times “hacked” ChatGPT to generate misleading evidence. Apple pulls the plug on its electric car. Wendy’s experiments with “surge pricing”. Meta is monitoring ..read more
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Carbon emissions by mobile network operators declining: GSMA
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by Paul Barker
2d ago
The carbon emissions of mobile network operators declined by six per cent globally between 2019-2022, according to the GSMA’s fourth Mobile Net Zero report, which was released today at MWC Barcelona 2024. The report reveals regional variations in the reduction of operational emissions, with Europe leading the way with a 50 per cent reduction, a release stated. In North America, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, emissions fell by 20-30 per cent. Although operational emissions rose in China and the Asia-Pacific – the world’s largest and second largest mobile markets resp ..read more
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