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Davos 2020: Here's what you need to know about tech for good

The World Economic Forum in Davos gathered top leaders from around the globe to talk business. This time, officials' discussions make both the world and the tech industry more peaceful with the help of technology, policy reform and sustainability laws. 
Iran conflict could shift to cyberspace, experts warn

Following the Jan. 3 killing of Iranian General Soleimani, hackers linked to Iran started probing U.S. companies for vulnerabilities, said  U.S. government officials and cybersecurity researchers. These actions have precedent, and Iran is not alone in amping up its cyber capabilities.
India’s top court rules indefinite internet shutdown in Kashmir unwarranted and amounts to abuse of power

The longest prolonged shutdown in any democracy is now over. India's government cut off internet access for safety reasons in Kashmir back in August 2019. India's top court ruled that it violates India’s telecom rules.
YouTube’s tougher harassment policy aims to address hate speech, veiled threats and repeat offenders

YouTube tightened its policy against threats, personal attacks and toxic comments. The company will also crack down on those with repeat violations. The updates will better protect YouTube creators and the community.
Trump campaign turns Iran attack into massive Facebook ad blitz, sparking Democratic criticisms

The U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani became the centerpiece of President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign ads. His team bought roughly 1,000 Facebook ads to sway voters. 
London police will deploy live facial recognition cameras to catch criminals

Metro police in London will use facial-recognition technology in the streets with hopes to catch and identify criminals more accurately. The new tech sparked a stiff resistance from privacy advocates and those questioning the effectiveness.
PeaceTech Tunes

This has been quite a week for music with the Grammy's on Sunday. What's on our minds in the music world other than Billie Eilish's amazing sweep at the awards — is the release of our partner organization I CAN South Sudan's new music video. This organization in the Bididbidi refugee settlement in Uganda uses music and the arts to promote peacebuilding and heal trauma. The I CAN South Sudan Children wrote this original song to fight hate and highlight unity. Be sure to check out all the lyrics in the comments of the video, but the chorus says it all: 
We are one people
We are one nation
We are one people
We are one nation
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