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Apple is turning privacy into a business advantage

Apple unveiled new versions of its operating systems on Monday which showed that the company’s focus on privacy has taken a new turn. It’s not just a corporate ideal or a marketing point anymore. It’s now a major initiative across Apple distinguishing its products from Android and Windows competition.

Apple has positioned itself as the most privacy-sensitive big technology company since Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter on the topic in 2014. Since then, Apple has introduced new iPhone features that restrict app access to personal data and advertised privacy heavily in television ads.

But Monday’s announcements showed

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Mayor Schieve wants to ‘save the Space Whale’ by turning it into an NFT

You may not be familiar with the concept of a non-fungible token (NFT) or the meaning of a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) or blockchain technology in general. But, if you’re a local, chances are you’re familiar with the steel and stained glass sculpture of a humpback whale mother and calf—the Space Whale—that sits on City Plaza in downtown Reno.

Stay with us, and we’ll explain the connection.

Damage to glass panes in downtown Reno’s Space Whale. Image: Ty O’Neil / This Is Reno

The 50-foot-tall Space Whale was a Burning Man project. It’s been sitting on City Plaza since 2017

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From coal and steel to carbon-free and digital: the EU reaches turning point

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Years from now, 2021 may be seen as the moment the European Union took a leap forward from its post-World War Two birth as a coal and steel bloc to a modern green and digital economy.

FILE PHOTO: Metal coils are seen at ArcelorMittal steel plant in Ghent, Belgium, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

It could also be one of the biggest missed opportunities in the 70-year history of EU integration, which has always tended to lurch forward in the aftermath of shocks ranging from the end of the Cold War to the current coronavirus pandemic.


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