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After years of almost unimpeded rise, wood’s reputation is coming under fire, as increasing numbers of experts are questioning the overall carbon footprint of wood and timber. In February of 2017, the Times published an article about the Drax power plant, in North Yorkshire, and its financial modus operandi. “Britain is more reliant on biomass,… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

Data is not the new Oil

Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe   It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon… » read more

by Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Growing rise in Euroscepticism among its citizens, threaten by rising tides of economic instability, troubling nationalism, security concerns and political uncertainty both within the region and internationally; the European Union (EU) finds itself at the crossroads. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty, EU institutions must resolve to… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

One year ago people all over the world were still trying to understand the political earthquake of the Brexit-Votum and a few months later Donald Trump was elected as US president. At that time, the journalists Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus published an article in the Swish magazine “Das Magazin”, which immediately went viral in… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Following on our previous article from December 16th, 2016. We now discuss the use of a social sentiment data for investment and training. The strategies and algorithms we describe here are simplified and are not intended for live trading but just for demonstration purposes. A live trading algorithm requires many more rules and functions to… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Investors daily have received news and opinions about different stocks or firms through specialised platforms. These one convey information, which leads different investors to make decisions. These decisions impact the market, which aggregates the information that investors receive and reflects it via the price of the firms or stocks. Given an algorithm for classifying text… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

The recent global ransomware attack ones more showed the world how dependent we are on digital infrastructure and how vulnerable this infrastructure is to the outside world. Anywhere in the world viruses, malware, etc. can be developed from a computer and start a chain reaction. Good reason to protect data from getting blocked, stolen or… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

At “regulations” level Starting from the principle that “all is communication”, 500 pages of regulations are the first difficulty to convey the “structural” message. Language and titles are also important, above of all when working with different language and cultural contexts. Ex. Why do we call it “European fund for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs” instead… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The German cabinet on April 5 approved a “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz), ostensibly aimed at combatting disinformation and hate speech, that raises concerns about restrictions on free expression and the privatization of censorship. The law would compel social media companies to remove content or risk fines as high as… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

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