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  • [New] The UK will continue to depend on the US Global Positioning System (GPS) for position, navigation and timing services until a suitable replacement is selected. MSN
  • [New] UDM makes Google Cloud data useful right away by mapping it to a common data model across machines, users, and threat indicators, so that security teams can work from a unified set of security data. Medium
  • [New] Google has done fire information before as part of the crisis response website, but with climate change making Fire Season a yearly occurrence in dry areas like Australia and the Western US, wildfires will now be a top-level Maps feature. Ars Technica
  • [New] More transparency could help build trust around the changing takes by platforms on user privacy, including the scanning of users' photo libraries for Child Sexual Abuse Material as recently proposed by Apple. Arxiv
  • Infosys Cyber Scan is a platform-powered vulnerability management service that provides real-time scanning of assets, applications and infrastructure and helps detect and prioritize vulnerabilities based on risk score. Infosys
  • The UK Health Security Agency will complete its review of infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance in general practice and set out practical steps on IPC measures in GP settings which could increase the number of patients that can be seen. GOV.UK
  • GPs in England will be handed £250m to improve their services but only if they increase the number of patients being seen face-to-face under a new government and NHS action plan. The Guardian
  • The US has long been making trouble in the South China Sea in the name of freedom of navigation, which poses a grave threat and major risks for regional peace and stability. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China
  • The African Film Industry: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth is the first-ever mapping of the sector, which currently employs some five million people and accounts for five billion dollars in GDP across Africa. Vanguard News
  • MaPS leads delivery of the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, which includes a goal of two million more children and young people in the UK receiving a meaningful financial education by 2030. moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk
  • Geospatial data and services are central to understanding challenges, mitigating risks, empowering communities, and being good stewards of some of the world's most precious resources. Blog
  • Proposed regulations outlined by European Union officials in 2021 would ban some uses of AI, such as government use of real-time scanning of facial features in public spaces, and tightly control others that could threaten people's safety or rights. PBS NewsHour
  • Google Maps will offer users the choice of a route that's the most fuel-efficient, even if it is not the fastest, while air travellers will see associated carbon emissions per seat for every flight. Reuters Event
  • A new Google Maps product launches today in the US and will allow motorists to select the route with the lowest carbon emissions once factors such as traffic and road inclines are accounted for. The Guardian
  • Over the next two weeks, the Carrier Strike Group will navigate the disputed South China Sea with both ships and aircraft from the US, Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. Forces Network
  • The next 40 years might involve mapping, engineering, and utilizing genomes not just on Earth, but also, at long last, for the planets and stars we see in the sky at night. opensourcebiology.eu
  • Attacks on navigation system can be individually disruptive by delaying a single ship's arrival at a port or globally disruptive by causing a vessel to run aground, possibly blocking a port or waterway for days or longer. Atlantic Council
  • QZSS currently complements GPS to improve coverage in East Asia and Oceania, but Japan plans to have an operational constellation of seven satellites for autonomous capability by 2023. GPS World
  • A free to use service to help businesses navigate trading with the UK's biggest market will be hugely beneficial, particularly to SMEs. GOV.UK
  • The new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation around the world are redrawing the global innovation map and reshaping the global economic structure, which presents a rare historical opportunity for China to promote high-quality development. Tracking People's Daily

Last updated: 24 October 2021


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