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Google Hit With Record €4.3bn Android Fine The EU has fined Google €4.3bn over its Android mobile phone operating system. Massimiliano Trovato of the Istituto Bruno Leoni free market think tank in Milan explains why he’s concerned about the ruling’s implications. Gabriel Weinberg CEO and Founder of Duck Duck Go, a search engine gives us his reaction. Also, how is online streaming transforming the music industry? The BBC’s Edwin Lane brings us a report. Britain’s luxury carmaker, Aston Martin, has unveiled plans for a personal aircraft which it calls a “sports car for the skies”. A flying car which the US aviation authority says you don’t require a pilots’ license. And we discuss the TV adaptation of Batwoman becoming the ...

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Tech Tuesday: Twitter Purge and Facial Recognition Technology link

Risk Cooperative CEO, Dante Disparte featured on All Sides with Ann Fisher Twitter has purged more than 70 million fake accounts in an effort to restore trust in its platform, and in the process costing politicians, celebrities, and other personalities a few thousand to millions of followers following the purge. The purged accounts are part of the controversy surrounding the online spread of fake news and misinformation. On Tech Tuesday, we talk about why the purge matters. We also learn more about why Microsoft is calling for regulation of facial-recognition software. Guests: Dante Disparte, founder and CEO, Risk Cooperative Drew Harwell, national technology reporter, Washington Post Russell Holly, contributing editor, Android Central Listen Now

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Risk Cooperative Leads University Risk Management Summit at Harvard standard

  On June 8th, Risk Cooperative, in partnership with Control Risks and Harvard University’s Risk Management Department, hosted the inaugural Incident Management Workshop on the campus of Harvard Business School. The workshop attendees were comprised of colleges and universities, and the goal of the workshop was for the universities to network with other schools and foster discussions about different approaches to risk management issues affecting colleges and universities. The event began with a brief welcome from Walter Pizzano, Harvard’s Director of Risk Strategy & Insurance, followed by an overview of the global risk landscape. Strategies to both prevent and manage active shooter situations on campus, along with addressing international kidnappings, were discussed given the current domestic and global threat landscapes. ...

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Speaking of Crypto – The Bitcoin Experiment link

Risk Cooperative CEO, was interviewed for an episode of the Speaking of Crypto podcast. In the chat, we talk about one of his recent Forbes magazine articles titled, “Our Economic Model is Out of WACC”. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dantedisparte/2018/05/28/our-economic-model-is-out-of-wacc/#7a8c5167395a His article, referencing Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), explains how large companies think about investment models, and his stance is that it’s time for a new investment yardstick. He explains how blockchain and cryptocurrencies enable new business models that can help reprice and right-size finance and incentives. Listen Now

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Consensus 2018 – Decentralized Electric Infrastructure link

The terrible storms that hit the Caribbean islands last autumn washed away any illusion that centralized electrical grids can continue to fulfill society’s needs. The work of these panelists can do more than blackout prevention; it can bring decentralized electric infrastructure that harnesses advancements in green-tech and establish peer-to-peer energy to markets around the world. Click the link below and scroll to Day 2, video 30 to watch CEO, Dante Disparte discuss decentralized electric infrastructure. Watch Here

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BBC World Service | Business Matters link

The coffee giant is taking the action two months after a barista in a Philadelphia branch accused two black men of trespassing and called the police. We hear from Heather McGhee of Demos who is involved with educating baristas in racial equality. Also in the programme, six days of fuel strikes in Brazil have led to anger, disruption and finally concessions from the government. The BBC’s South America Business Correspondent Daniel Gallas explains the background. On Memorial Day in America, we ask why are so many military veterans running for Congress this year? Plus our regular commentator Pilita Clark of the Financial Times explains why she thinks there is freedom and opportunity in being someone else’s deputy. Fergus Nicoll is ...

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Blockchain vs. the Insurance Trust Deficit link

It is widely recognized that there is a growing trust deficit in our societies’ institutions, particularly in insurance. This isn’t confined solely to the question of claims on whether or not an insurance company will pay out or whether the insured is trying to defraud the insurance company. To help guide us through those issues and explain how blockchain can help restore trust we were privileged to have Dante Disparte Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, live from Washington DC on our show. 2 Minute Definition of Blockchain If the internet created a world of low friction communication, blockchain is creating a world of low friction transfer. How it works is by storing and decentralising information on anything from transactions ...

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Cyber Risk: Business Continuity Amid Rampant Cyber Threats standard

On March 22nd, Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams shared the latest insights on cyber risk and risk management. As cyber risk is increasingly defining the 21st century, with virtually every facet of the global economy exposed to it. His presentation focused on the evolution of cyber threats, the impact they have on organizations, and mitigation techniques. Participants learned how to best protect their organization’s against the growing threat of cyber attacks, with analysis of recent case studies, including the Bank of Bangladesh, Equifax, WannaCry and most recently Orbitz. As most cyber threat occurs between the keyboard and the chair, the presentation delved into the human element of cyber risk. Download the presentation Watch the video here Additional Resources: Cyber Security ...

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