The Technology 202: Facebook’s new ad limits highlight pressure to prepare for chaotic election aftermath

The social network says the move is intended to limit misinformation and abuse of its service, following broad criticism that it has not done enough to stamp out falsehoods on its platform. Facebook hasn’t said how long the ad suspension will last, but in an internal memo to its sales staff that was obtained by the Washington Post, executives told staff to tell advertisers the ban would last a week.

The changes less than a month before Election Day underscore how tech companies are scrambling to address a fast-changing political environment. 

Tech companies have been making key changes to rein in disinformation since Russia used their platforms in 2016 to divide and sow discord among Americans. But critics say many of those steps to limit foreign influence haven’t gone far enough to address disinformation emanating from within the United States – often from the megaphone of the president. 

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210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue

210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue
Five broad themes that encompass the State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report 2020 are featured in this stylised illustration. (a) Resources for exploring plant and fungal properties; (b) The influence of global biodiversity policy; (c) Unlocking the useful properties of plants and fungi; (d) UK and UK Overseas Territories; (e) New insights into global knowledge of plants and fungi. Credit: Plants, People, Planet

The Special Issue, ‘Protecting and sustainably using the world’s plants and fungi’, brings together the research—from 210 scientists across 42 countries—behind the 2020 State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report, also released today by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


This is the first time that over 200 scientists have come together and collaborated to deliver a vital update, not only on the status of the world’s plant life, but also the world’s fungi. Humanity’s existence and well-being depends on plants and fungi—from our food

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Majesco Partners with Industry Leaders to Highlight Today’s Emerging Technologies

New sessions to the Future of Insurance: Ecosystems Partners uncovers the latest technologies reshaping the future of insurance

Majesco (NASDAQ: MJCO), a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions platforms, today announced the addition of new podcast sessions to the Future of Insurance: Ecosystem Partners podcast series. The latest episodes feature host Denise Garth, SVP of Strategic Marketing and Innovation at Majesco as she speaks to today’s business leaders from InsurTechs and other innovative companies about how they’re partnering with Majesco and the industry to bring the latest technology advancements including AI, data solutions, electronic signatures and others to the future of insurance.

“Majesco is continuously looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate today’s cutting-edge technology into our insurance solutions,” says Denise Garth. “By working with today’s industry leading partners, we’re constantly pushing the envelope to stay ahead of the curve and help our customers lead the way in

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IDC Launches Future of Digital Infrastructure Practice to Highlight the Critical Importance of Responsive, Scalable, and Resilient Cloud-Centric Infrastructure to Digital Transformation Success

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Success in the digital economy requires organizations to move beyond a traditional, cost-sensitive view of infrastructure and adopt a broader recognition that a responsive, scalable, and resilient cloud-centric infrastructure will help drive revenue while aligning technology adoption and IT operational governance with positive business outcomes. The transition to a cloud-centric digital infrastructure, which is already underway within many organizations, depends upon commitment to a digital strategy accompanied by a new set of key performance indicators focused on resource optimization, consistent resilience, and continual enhancement. To guide organizations through this transition, International Data Corporation (IDC) has published the Future of Digital Infrastructure framework.

Digital infrastructure will continue to grow in volume and complexity, increasingly extending to assets deployed in the edge, such as multi-access edge computing nodes (MAECs), campuses, buildings, and metro colocation facilities. It will include resources that facilitate rapid adaptation of applications and code to

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