TechCrunch: The Org nabs $8.5M led by Founders Fund to build a global database of company org charts

TechCrunch: The Org nabs $8.5M led by Founders Fund to build a global database of company org charts. “Now, a startup called The Org is hoping to take on LinkedIn… with an ambitious idea: to build a database (currently free to use) of organizational charts for every leading company, and potentially any company in the world, and then add features after that, such as job advertising — for example organizations looking to hire people where there are obvious gaps in their org charts.”

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses . “Clearview AI mostly operated in the shadows until its existence was first reported by The New York Times last month. The company has scraped billions of images from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms in order to build a tool for police to identify people based on a single image of their face, raising concerns about privacy.”

BBC: Would you follow this man on Instagram?

BBC: Would you follow this man on Instagram?. “Once the preserve of young people posting pictures of their lunch, Instagram is becoming part of the the corporate world’s marketing machine. The app was where many of us turned to escape thoughts of work. Now it’s where your company can boast about all the good deeds it does in the community, or where the boss can voice concerns over their employees’ mental health.”

The Verge: US announces AI software export restrictions

The Verge: US announces AI software export restrictions. “The US will impose new restrictions on the export of certain AI programs overseas, including to rival China. The ban, which comes into force on Monday, is the first to be applied under a 2018 law known as the Export Control Reform Act or ECRA.”

University of Chicago: Comprehensive Database Offers New Tools for Examining Global Competition Laws and Policy

University of Chicago: Comprehensive Database Offers New Tools for Examining Global Competition Laws and Policy. “Two leading scholars from the University of Chicago Law School and Columbia Law School have released the world’s most comprehensive collection of competition laws and enforcement practices to date, providing researchers, lawyers, journalists, and policymakers with new tools to assess the economic impact of these laws across borders.”

World Trade Organization: New rules of origin initiative to help firms better utilize trade preferences

World Trade Organization: New rules of origin initiative to help firms better utilize trade preferences. “Presented to WTO members at a 17 October meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin, the Rules of Origin Facilitator provides firms with free access to a unique searchable database on duty savings in trade agreements, and the corresponding rules of origin. Users can search the tool by product name or product code, and access original documentation, including certificates of origin.”

New York Times: Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.

New York Times: Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.. “Digital tax dodgers, take heed: International leaders have advanced a plan to prevent large multinational companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon from avoiding taxes by shifting profits between countries. It’s an effort to de-escalate a global battle over how to tax the digital economy.”