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Rebecca Treston QC raises the bar for women in Queensland

Rebecca Treston QC raises the bar for women in Queensland

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As far as Rebecca Treston QC – the Queensland Bar's first woman president – is concerned, "Dr Google" is one of the biggest challenges facing advocates.Along with the high cost of legal services and the "frequency with which solicitors are doing traditional barristers' work", Ms Treston gives the internet search engine a dishonourable mention."Every client that comes in has done research on you as the barrister and they have a pretty fair idea of the cases that are around that are like their's," she says."It's never a good thing at the doctor and it's certainly not a good thing in a piece of litigation." The best strategy, she adds, is to tell the client "in the nicest possible way that it's not as simple as reading the cases on the internet". Advertise
Google Toronto development raises privacy concerns

Google Toronto development raises privacy concerns

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TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to “fundamentally refine what urban life can be.” Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect midrise apartments, offices, shop
Google’s first urban development raises data concerns

Google’s first urban development raises data concerns

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TORONTO (AP) — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google's parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be." Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices,
Vietnam’s Controversial New Cybersecurity Law Raises Questi…

Vietnam’s Controversial New Cybersecurity Law Raises Questi…

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Despite wide concern from inside and outside the country, and even after a request for postponement from 13 Vietnamese technology associations, Vietnam’s new Law on Cybersecurity was finally adopted by the National Assembly on June 12, 2018, after more than a dozen drafts and wide debate in the business and government sectors. The Cybersecurity Law will come into effect on January 1, 2019. The Cybersecurity Law applies to domestic and foreign companies providing services to customers in Vietnam over telecom networks or the internet, such as social networks, search engines, online advertising, online streaming/‌broadcasting, e-commerce websites/‌marketplaces, internet-based voice/text services (OTT services), cloud services, online games, and online applications. With its broad scope of
Amazon Alexa Echo spying on users raises a data privacy pro…

Amazon Alexa Echo spying on users raises a data privacy pro…

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Here’s the latest nightmare scenario for the tech-phobic: A woman in Portland, Oregon found out that her family’s home digital assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, had recorded a conversation between her and her husband without their permission or awareness, and sent the audio recording to a random person on their contacts list. The person who received the recording (an employee of the husband who lived in another state) called the family to warn them, according to the initial report. “Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” she said. “You’re being hacked.” Amazon later acknowledged the incident, but told Recode that it wasn’t a hack, offering this narrative of what happened: Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa.” Then, the subsequent conversation was hear