| By Emma Kuruppacherry | This July was the hottest month in documented history. With a global temperature high of 17.08°C (62.74°F), July broke records from all previous hottest months.
| By Eliana Pisons | President Joe Biden has taken a decisive step in recalibrating U.S.-China economic relations by instituting a ban on American companies’ investments in specific Chinese technologies. This move was revealed August 9, 2023, when he signed an executive order that will restrict investments and require government notification in other tech sectors. He intends to stop Beijing from receiving American assistance in hopes to quell their military expansion.
| By Xuan Zhong | Zoom’s latest terms of service adds a new clause about users’ personal information. Although Zoom has repeatedly emphasized that users can choose not to share data with Zoom while using this application, this provision has been criticized by many users as evidence that Zoom will use users’ private data to train its AI system. It also raises concerns about users’ inability to assure themselves that their personal data is not being misappropriated.
| by Emma Kuruppacherry | The G-7 leaders met in Hiroshima to address AI and how to regulate its use. World leaders discussed concerns about privacy attacks, civil rights violations, disinformation, and the unethical use of data.