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Big tech urged to pay news publishers $14 billion

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A recent study conducted by media analysts has suggested that tech giants Google and Meta should allocate a minimum of $14 billion annually to compensate news publishers.

The study highlights the growing concern over the economic disparities between these platforms and the traditional news industry.

According to the study, Google and Meta have seen their ad revenues soar in recent years, largely due to the vast amount of news content shared and discussed on their platforms.

However, news publishers have struggled to monetize their content adequately, leading to a significant imbalance in the digital advertising ecosystem. This has raised questions about the fairness of the arrangement and its impact on the sustainability of journalism.

The debate surrounding this issue has gained momentum as news organizations continue to grapple with declining revenues and the challenges posed by the digital age.

Advocates for news publishers argue that a more equitable distribution of ad revenue is essential to support quality journalism, while critics contend that it may hinder the free flow of information on the internet.

In response to the study’s findings, regulatory bodies and policymakers are expected to consider potential measures to address this issue.

The discussions will likely revolve around the idea of imposing a mandatory payment system, similar to those in place in some European countries, where tech platforms are required to compensate news publishers for using their content.

The outcome of these deliberations could have far-reaching implications for the future of online journalism and the relationship between tech giants and the news industry.

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

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The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain

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Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear

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Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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