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Triller pede a proibição imediata do TikTok, chamando-o de maior ameaça existencial à infraestrutura da América

Triller pede que todos os americanos excluam o TikTok hoje e que o governo dos EUA tome medidas diretas e mais do que devidas para banir o TikTok

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triller pede à CFIUS, ao presidente Joe Biden, ao Congresso e ao Departamento de Defesa dos Estados Unidos para proibir o TikTok, chamando-o de a maior ameaça à segurança dos EUA, hoje em carta aberta do CEO e presidente da Triller, Mahi De Silva.

Como CEO de uma empresa global cuja missão é ajudar os criadores a assumir o controle do seu destino na economia criadora, aproveitando a tecnologia adaptativa transformadora, estou me juntando a um crescente número de autoridades públicas, reguladores, autoridades de inteligência, outros executivos e consumidores de todo o mundo que reconhecem a enormidade do impacto devastador do TikTok na nossa sociedade. Os sinais de perigo são extremamente fartos e destacados pelos líderes da nossa comunidade de inteligência e até pelos mais versáteis e conectados jornalistas de tecnologia. Todos os pais americanos precisam perguntar o que este aplicativo de vídeo social sabe sobre seus filhos e como esses sinais são usados para obter um conhecimento mais profundo da localização, preferências e hábitos dos pais e de toda a família. Os petaflops de dados enviados pelos usuários do TikTok americano começam com as preferências de conteúdo e informações de localização, e podem chegar rapidamente ao conhecimento de quem é o proprietário da casa, do seu horário de trabalho e planejamento de férias, além de uma série de dados muito mais granulares sobre todos os aspectos vida nos Estados Unidos.

Pedimos a todos os americanos que removam o TikTok dos seus dispositivos imediatamente. Além disso, a Triller pede ao governo dos EUA que tome medidas imediatas e proíba o TikTok e sua empresa controladora chinesa ByteDance. O risco nunca foi tão alto.

Um recente trabalho do professor Scott Galloway, TikTok: Trojan Stallion, ilustra isso habilmente:

“O governo chinês tem o poder de acessar os dados de empresas do setor privado sempre que quiser. Uma ampla gama de leis torna isso possível, incluindo a Law of Guarding State Secrets (Lei de Guarda de Segredos de Estado): Quem estiver sob suspeição de abrigar informações sigilosas do estado deve conceder acesso. O estado assume a posição de pequeno proprietário, conhecida como golden shares (ações de ouro, que normalmente concede o direito de participar do conselho) de empresas consideradas estratégicas para o estado. Um desses acordos de golden shares é com a ByteDance. E, embora o TikTok não seja acessível aos consumidores chineses, o acesso chinês aos dados do TikTok não está em disputa. Em junho, a Buzzfeed obteve mais de 80 gravações de áudio de reuniões internas do TikTok, confirmando que a administração chinesa do ByteDance tinha acesso irrestrito aos dados do TikTok. Um gerente do TikTok refere-se a um engenheiro em Pequim, como ‘Master Admin’, que “tem acesso a tudo”.

Isso cria uma preocupação meteórica quanto ao TikTok nos Estados Unidos.

Os sistemas de IA que impulsionam a recomendação de vídeos curtos serão expandidos para influenciar o comércio eletrônico e sua cadeia de suprimentos, que, por sua vez, moldará e influenciará o futuro do comércio americano. O ByteDance de propriedade chinesa e seu agente nos Estados Unidos, o TikTok, já têm a maior parcela de atenção digital, onde os americanos passam até 90 minutos por dia percorrendo o conteúdo recomendado pela IA, muito mais do que o tempo gasto em plataformas como Google, Facebook ou Amazon.

E, o mais importante de tudo, a nossa preocupação como americanos deve ir além das nossas carteiras e chegar até a espinha dorsal da nossa sociedade: democracia representativa e liberdade de expressão. Os sistemas de IA controlados pelo proprietário chinês ByteDance e entregues via TikTok são a penúltima ferramenta para influenciar a nossa juventude, moldando conteúdo e percepções que favorecem uma agenda pró-China.

É claro que no léxico da tecnologia, a relação sinal-ruído do TikTok e da sua empresa controladora chinesa ByteDance é tudo um sinal. Tornou-se flagrante que a posição extremamente influente do TikTok no mercado não é simplesmente uma ameaça dentro do ecossistema do criador de conteúdo, e sim uma ameaça para toda a nossa economia, porque seus proprietários chineses não precisam seguir as mesmas regras que outras plataformas devem seguir neste espaço. Estes perigos presentes e futuros ameaçam toda a economia de inovação americana.

Entendemos que alguns possam argumentar dizendo que o Google, Facebook e Triller também coletam uma infinidade de grãos digitais dos usuários; no entanto, como todas as outras empresas dos EUA, o Triller opera sob as leis dos Estados Unidos. Também pode parecer conveniente para uma empresa pedir a proibição da maior empresa do seu próprio espaço. O Triller tem por objetivo dar aos criadores controle total do seu conteúdo e dos dados dos seus fãs — e, em última análise … controle completo do seu destino.

Como o Professor Galloway concluiu acertadamente, nós, como sociedade, recebemos um ator estrangeiro para seduzir nossos filhos e dominar este mercado, e o fizemos sem objeções.

A Triller acredita que isso deve acabar.

Com a expansão da Triller para construir a plataforma para criadores e para lançar as bases para sua primeira plataforma de criadores, desenvolvemos um conhecimento muito mais profundo da economia do criador de conteúdo. Ao assistir mais de 175 bilhões de itens de conteúdo de mídia social por trimestre, cobrindo mais de 2 milhões de criadores e 25.000 marcas, constatamos que o TikTok suprime o conteúdo e as contribuições dos criadores negros, tornando esse conteúdo invisível para o seu público. É indiscutível que o algoritmo de IA do TikTok projetado pela ByteDance é a melhor ferramenta de propaganda — e é por isso que a Índia baniu o aplicativo para os seus cidadãos. Outro exemplo é o papel do TikTok nas recentes eleições de Bong Marcos nas Filipinas, que pode ser visto com detalhes no artigo da Bloomberg. O artigo habilmente atribui a culpabilidade do papel do TikTok na escrita de uma nova versão da história das Filipinas. Isso também deve ser um aviso bem claro para que todos nós venhamos a entender exatamente o mecanismo que está em todas as nossas casas.

Não existe nenhuma dúvida de que o TikTok tem um papel central na capacitação de redes de vigilância dentro e fora da China. Os meios com os quais essas tecnologias podem acessar nossas vidas são quase ilimitados. Este perigo é claro e presente, além de ser uma questão de segurança nacional.

Pesquise a amplitude dos dados que o TikTok tem acesso e interpreta. Em seguida, faça uma correspondência disso com as preocupações mais amplas que nossos líderes políticos, comunidade de inteligência e líderes empresariais estão levantando para entender que, onde há fumaça, há fogo.

A Triller está acionando o alarme de incêndio.

Não temos tempo a perder.

Triller, a plataforma para criadores de conteúdo construída por criadores de conteúdo, é uma rede de serviços e produtos voltada para os criadores de conteúdo. Ela reuniu um ecossistema revolucionário para atender às necessidades imediatas e de longo prazo de quem busca compartilhar suas paixões com o mundo. Embora o nosso foco esteja no criador de conteúdo e no futuro da economia criadora, acreditamos que o futuro mais amplo da inovação americana está em risco por causa da nossa contínua indiferença a essa ameaça que está literalmente nas nossas mãos.

Junte-se a nós hoje e faça algo. Junte-se a nós e a todos os americanos que prezam a liberdade e que acreditam no livre mercado, liberdade de criação, inovação e em um futuro onde possamos viver a vida livre das forças das trevas.

Mahi de Silva
CEO
Triller, Inc.

Sobre a Triller:

Triller é uma plataforma com tecnologia Open Garden alimentada por IA para criadores de conteúdo. Com a união da cultura musical com esportes, moda, entretenimento e influenciadores, por meio de uma visão de 360 graus do conteúdo e da tecnologia, a Triller incentiva seus influenciadores a postar o conteúdo criado no aplicativo em diferentes plataformas de redes sociais, utilizando sua tecnologia de IA para impulsionar e rastrear seu conteúdo de forma viral em sites e redes afiliadas e não afiliadas, permitindo que alcancem milhões de usuários adicionais. Além disso, a Triller é proprietária da VERZUZ, plataforma de música ao vivo lançada pela Swizz Beatz e Timbaland; Amplify.ai, plataforma líder em engajamento com clientes; FITE, site de streaming global premier de PPV, AVOD e SVOD; e Thuzio, líder em eventos e experiências de influenciadores premium B2B. A Triller recentemente deu entrada em um IPO que deve ocorrer ainda este ano.

Sobre o TikTok:

O TikTok é um cavalo de Tróia do partido comunista chinês disfarçado de aplicativo para conteúdo curto que 80% das crianças americanas têm no seu celular. Ele pode ler, baixar, assistir, copiar, rastrear e controlar todas e quaisquer informações do telefone do proprietário e de quem está perto dele, e envia todas as informações para o maior inimigo da América, o Partido Comunista da China. Não se iludam, o TikTok não é um brinquedo, e sim uma das armas de guerra mais avançadas a atingir a América.

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Triller demande l’interdiction immédiate de TikTok, en la qualifiant de plus grande menace existentielle pour la structure de l’Amérique

Triller demande à tous les Américains de supprimer TikTok dès aujourd’hui, et au gouvernement des États-Unis de prendre les mesures directes et qui s’imposent depuis longtemps pour interdire TikTok

LOS ANGELES, 19 juill. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triller demande à CFIUS, au président Joe Biden, au Congrès et au département de la Défense d’interdire TikTok en la qualifiant de plus grande menace pour la sécurité de l’Amérique aujourd’hui, dans une lettre ouverte de Mahi de Silva, PDG et président de Triller.

En tant que PDG d’une société mondiale dont la mission est d’aider les créateurs à prendre le contrôle de leur destin dans l’économie des créateurs, en tirant parti de la technologie adaptative transformatrice, je suis aux côtés d’un nombre croissant de représentants élus, de régulateurs, de responsables du renseignement, d’autres dirigeants mondiaux et de consommateurs qui reconnaissent l’ampleur de l’impact dévastateur de TikTok sur notre société. Les signaux de danger abondent, allant des dirigeants de notre communauté du renseignement aux journalistes spécialisés dans les technologies les plus polyvalentes et connectées. Chaque parent américain doit se demander ce que cette application de vidéo sociale sait de ses enfants et comment ces signaux sont utilisés pour mieux comprendre l’emplacement, les préférences et les habitudes de leurs parents et de toute la famille. Les pétaflops de données envoyées par les utilisateurs américains de TikTok commencent par les préférences de contenu et les informations sur la localisation qui peuvent rapidement conduire à la détermination de la propriété du domicile, des horaires de travail et des dates de vacances, ainsi qu’à une multitude de données beaucoup plus granulaires sur tous les aspects de notre vie américaine.

Aujourd’hui, nous demandons à chaque Américain de retirer immédiatement TikTok de ses appareils. En outre, Triller demande au gouvernement des États-Unis de prendre des mesures immédiates et d’interdire TikTok et sa société mère chinoise ByteDance. Les enjeux n’ont jamais été aussi élevés.

Le récent article du professeur Scott Galloway, TikTok: Trojan Stallion, l’a habilement illustré :

« Le gouvernement chinois a le pouvoir d’accéder aux données des entreprises du secteur privé chaque fois qu’elle le souhaite. Une large gamme de lois rend cela possible, y compris la loi sur la protection des secrets d’État : si vous êtes soupçonné d’héberger des informations d’état sensibles, vous devez en accorder l’accès. L’État prend une petite participation connue sous le nom d’actions de père de famille (qui sont généralement liées aux sièges du conseil d’administration) dans des entreprises jugées stratégiques pour l’État. L’un de ces accords d’actions de père de famille est passé avec ByteDance, et bien que TikTok ne soit pas accessible aux consommateurs chinois, l’accès chinois aux données de TikTok n’est pas  contesté. En juin, Buzzfeed a obtenu plus de 80 enregistrements audio de réunions internes de TikTok, confirmant que la direction chinoise chez ByteDance avait un accès libre aux données de TikTok. Un responsable de TikTok fait référence à un ingénieur à Pékin, connu sous le nom d’« administrateur principal », qui « a accès à tout ».

Cela crée des inquiétudes vertigineuses concernant TikTok aux États-Unis.

Les systèmes d’IA qui recommandent des vidéos de courte durée seront étendus pour influencer le commerce électronique et sa chaîne d’approvisionnement associée, ce qui, à son tour, façonnera et influencera l’avenir du commerce américain. La société chinoise ByteDance et TikTok, son agent aux États-Unis, se sont déjà taillé la part de lion concernant l’attention numérique, avec les Américains passant jusqu’à 90 minutes par jour à parcourir le contenu recommandé par l’IA, ce qui est bien plus que le temps passé sur des plateformes telles que Google, Facebook ou Amazon.

Plus particulièrement, nos préoccupations en tant qu’Américains devraient aller au-delà de nos portefeuilles jusqu’à l’épine dorsale même de notre société : la démocratie représentative et la liberté d’expression. Les systèmes d’IA contrôlés par la société chinoise ByteDance et livrés via TikTok sont l’avant-dernier outil permettant d’influencer notre jeunesse en façonnant du contenu et des perceptions favorisant un programme pro-chinois.

Il est clair que dans le lexique de la technologie, le rapport signal/bruit pour TikTok et sa société mère chinoise ByteDance se résume uniquement à des signaux. Il est devenu inévitable que la position surpondérée de TikTok sur le marché ne soit pas simplement une menace au sein de l’écosystème des créateurs, mais une menace pour l’ensemble de notre économie, parce que ses propriétaires chinois ne sont pas tenus de respecter les mêmes règles que celles des autres plateformes dans ce domaine. Ces dangers présents et futurs menacent l’ensemble de l’économie américaine de l’innovation.

Nous comprenons que certains peuvent répliquer que Google, Facebook et Triller collectent également une myriade de grains de sable numériques sur les utilisateurs. Cependant, comme toutes les autres sociétés américaines, Triller opère en vertu des lois des États-Unis. Il peut également sembler opportun pour une entreprise de demander l’interdiction de la plus grande entreprise de son espace. Essentiellement, Triller consiste à donner aux créateurs le contrôle total de leur contenu et des données de leurs fans, et en fin de compte… un contrôle total de leur destin.

Comme l’a conclu à juste titre le professeur Galloway, nous avons, en tant que société, accueilli un acteur étranger pour séduire nos enfants et dominer ce marché, et nous l’avons fait sans aucune objection.

Triller estime que cela doit cesser.

Tandis que Triller s’est développée afin de mettre en place la plateforme pour les créateurs et de jeter les bases de sa plateforme de créateurs unique en son genre, nous avons développé une compréhension beaucoup plus profonde de l’économie des créateurs. À travers notre prisme, qui regarde plus de 175 milliards d’articles de médias sociaux par trimestre, couvrant plus de 2 millions de créateurs et 25 000 marques, nous avons constaté que TikTok supprime le contenu et les contributions des créateurs issus de la diversité, rendant ce contenu invisible pour leur public. Il est indéniable que l’algorithme d’IA de TikTok conçu par ByteDance est l’outil de propagande optimale, et c’est pour cette raison que l’Inde a interdit l’application à ses citoyens. Un autre exemple porte sur le rôle de TikTok dans les récentes élections aux Philippines de « Bongbong » Marcos, tel que cela est détaillé par Bloomberg. Étant donné que l’article attribue habilement la culpabilité au rôle de TikTok dans la réécriture de l’histoire des Philippines, chacun d’entre nous doit également clairement comprendre que ce mécanisme précis est présent dans chacun de nos foyers.

Il ne fait aucun doute que TikTok joue un rôle central dans la mise en place de réseaux de surveillance à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de la Chine. Les voies par lesquelles ces technologies peuvent accéder à notre vie sont presque illimitées. Il s’agit d’un danger clair et présent et d’une question de sécurité nationale.

Regardez l’étendue des données auxquelles TikTok a accès et qu’elle comprend. Ensuite, associez-la aux préoccupations plus larges soulevées par nos dirigeants politiques, nos communautés du renseignement et nos chefs d’entreprise : il n’y a pas de fumée sans feu.

Triller déclenche l’alarme incendie aujourd’hui.

Nous n’avons pas de temps à perdre.

Triller, la plateforme pour les créateurs par les créateurs, a développé un réseau de services et de produits axé sur les créateurs. Elle a réuni un écosystème révolutionnaire pour répondre aux besoins immédiats et à long terme de ceux qui cherchent à partager leurs passions avec le monde. Alors que nous nous concentrons sur le créateur et l’avenir de l’économie des créateurs, nous pensons que l’avenir plus large de l’innovation américaine est menacé à cause de notre indifférence continue face à cette menace qui est littéralement entre nos mains.

Rejoignez-nous dès aujourd’hui et agissez. Rejoignez-nous ainsi que tous les américains lucides et épris de liberté qui croient aux marchés libres, à la liberté de création, à l’innovation et à un avenir où nous pouvons diriger nos vies sans être gênés par des forces obscures.

Mahi de Silva
PDG
Triller, Inc.

À propos de Triller :

Triller est la plateforme technologique de « jardin ouvert » alimentée par l’IA pour les créateurs. En associant la culture musicale au sport, à la mode, au divertissement et aux influenceurs par le biais d’une vision à 360 degrés du contenu et de la technologie, Triller encourage ses influenceurs à publier le contenu créé sur l’application à travers différentes plateformes de médias sociaux et utilise une technologie exclusive d’IA pour promouvoir et suivre leur contenu de manière virale sur des sites et réseaux affiliés et non affiliés, leur permettant d’atteindre des millions d’utilisateurs supplémentaires. Triller possède également VERZUZ, la plateforme de musique en direct lancée par Swizz Beatz et Timbaland ; Amplify.ai, une plateforme d’engagement client de premier plan ; FITE, un site mondial de streaming PPV, AVOD et SVOD de premier plan ; et Thuzio, un leader dans les événements et expériences d’influenceurs B2B de qualité supérieure. Triller a récemment effectué un PAPE qui devrait se réaliser dans le courant de l’année.

À propos de TikTok :

TikTok est une arme de guerre façon « cheval de Troie » du parti communiste chinois, déguisée en application de forme courte que 80 % des enfants américains ont téléchargée sur leur téléphone. Elle peut lire, télécharger, regarder, copier, suivre et contrôler tous les aspects du téléphone, les informations du propriétaire et de ses proches, et renvoyer ces informations au plus grand ennemi des États-Unis, le parti communiste chinois. Ne vous y trompez pas, TikTok n’est pas un jouet, mais l’une des armes de guerre les plus avancées à avoir jamais envahi l’Amérique.

Une photo accompagnant cette annonce est disponible à l’adresse https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ca8bb25e-7e18-4071-846d-6d75cf7bfbe9

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Seegene launches world’s first In-life PCR campaign in Vietnam

  • Test center LabHouse and ride-hailing service Grab to start PCR testing for Grab drivers in August
  • Seegene to provide Allplex™ SARS-CoV-2/FluA/FluB/RSV Assay to simultaneously detect COVID-19, flu, cold
  • Testing to begin with drivers in Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and will later be expanded to other cities
  • “Aimed at countering COVID-19 resurgence and protecting the health of drivers and users”

SEOUL, South Korea, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Seegene Inc. (096530), South Korea’s leading molecular diagnostics company, will work with test center, LabHouse, to launch its In-life PCR campaign in Vietnam, for drivers of ride-hailing service Grab, starting August.

Seegene’s In-life PCR campaign is a global initiative that seeks to encourage regular testing of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, flu, and colds, to stay protected from infectious diseases. It aims to curb widespread transmission and ensure a smooth return to normalcy by targeting those at community-based facilities like schools and nursing homes, as well as individuals that are asymptomatic.

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Seegene to provide diagnostics assays, PCR instruments and mass-testing solution

Seegene will provide its Allplex™ SARS-CoV-2/FluA/FluB/RSV Assay which can simultaneously detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to LabHouse. The company will also provide necessary PCR instruments and systems to address increased testing demand from the In-life PCR campaign. Seegene also plans to supply its fully automated PCR solution ‘STARlet-AIOS’ for convenient and high-throughput workflows.

LabHouse to collect clinical samples, carry out PCR process and notify PCR results

LabHouse will collect clinical samples, perform the PCR test process, and provide the PCR results to Grab drivers in the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Drivers can get tested at LabHouse, or even have a technician visit them for sample collection at a time and location of preference. LabHouse is in talks with hospitals in other Vietnamese cities to expand the In-life PCR campaign.

Grab to join In-life PCR campaign for safety of drivers and users

Grab will advertise the campaign via social media and promote the participation of its drivers. It also plans to separately categorize drivers who test negative on its ride-hailing application, which is expected to attract passengers who want to use the service safely, as well as encourage voluntary testing among drivers. Headquartered in Singapore, Grab is Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing and delivery service provider, operating in 480 cities in eight countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Grab has around five million registered drivers.

“We decided to launch the In-life PCR campaign with Seegene to preemptively take action against the global COVID-19 resurgence driven by new variants and increased travel,” said Nguyen Khoi Do, CEO of LabHouse. “Through regular testing, we hope to protect the health and safety of drivers as well as Grab service users.”

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CONTACT: Minji Kim, +82-2-2240-5536, mjkim4@seegene.com

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LeddarTech Appoints David Torralbo, a Seasoned Corporate Lawyer, as Chief Legal Officer

QUEBEC, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in providing the most flexible, robust and accurate ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Torralbo as Chief Legal Officer on June 20, 2022.

David has over 20 years of experience specializing in corporate and securities law, public and private M&A, corporate governance, litigation and risk management. Most recently, he served as Chief Legal Officer at Nouveau Monde Graphite (NYSE: NMG and TSXV: NOU) and, before that, as Chief Legal Officer of Atrium Innovations from 2011-2019. Before Atrium, David was a partner in the corporate group at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg. Earlier in his career, David was an associate in the London, UK office of Clifford Chance and a member of its debt and capital markets team.

David earned his Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.L.) and common law (LL.B.) at the University of Ottawa and has a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec Bar and holds a non-practicing certificate from the Law Society of England & Wales.

“It is a pleasure to welcome David Torralbo as our Chief Legal Officer,” stated Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “David’s expertise in mergers and acquisitions as well as his vast experience and passion for practicing law in the private and public sectors make him an excellent addition to our executive team,” Mr. Boulanger continued. “LeddarTech has, in the past two years, made significant acquisitions enabling the company to accelerate our technology roadmap, particularly in sensor fusion and perception. This was a strategic objective, and David’s background strongly complements our executive team’s dedication to executing on our strategic plan and commitment to exceptional customer service with truly unique sensing solutions that enable ADAS and AD technology,” Mr. Boulanger concluded.

About LeddarTech

Founded in 2007, LeddarTech is a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company that enables customers to solve critical sensing, fusion and perception challenges across the entire value chain. LeddarTech provides cost-effective perception solutions scalable from Level 2 ADAS to Level 5 full autonomy with LeddarVision™, a raw-data sensor fusion and perception platform that generates a comprehensive 3D environmental model from a variety of sensor types and configurations. LeddarTech also supports LiDAR manufacturers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers with key technology building blocks such as LeddarSteer™ digital beam steering and the LeddarEngine™, which is built on LeddarTech’s Leddar™ technology employing patented signal acquisition and processing techniques to generate a richer and cleaner return signal at a lower cost. The LeddarEngine comprises a highly integrated, scalable LiDAR SoC and software combination that enables LiDAR developers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers to design their own LiDAR solutions. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge automotive and mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 120 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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LeddarTech Nomeia Advogado Corporativo Experiente David Torralbo, como Diretor Jurídico

QUEBEC CITY, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A LeddarTech®, líder global em tecnologia de detecção ADAS e AD mais flexível, potente e precisa, tem o prazer de anunciar a nomeação do Dr. David Torralbo como Diretor Jurídico no dia 20 de junho de 2022.

David tem mais de 20 anos de experiência especializada em direito societário e de valores mobiliários, fusões e aquisições públicas e privadas, governança corporativa, litígios e gerenciamento de riscos. Recentemente, ele atuou como Diretor Jurídico da Nouveau Monde Graphite (NYSE: NMG e TSXV: NOU) e, antes disso, como Diretor Jurídico da Atrium Innovations de 2011 a 2019. Antes da Atrium, David era sócio do grupo corporativo da Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg. No início da sua carreira, David foi associado do escritório de advocacia Clifford Chance em Londres, Reino Unido, e membro da equipe de dívidas e mercado de capitais.

David fez seu Bacharelado em Direito Civil (LL.L.) e direito comum (LL.B.) na Universidade de Ottawa e Bacharelado em Comércio (B.Com) na McGill University. Ele é membro da Ordem dos Advogados de Quebec e tem um certificado da Law Society of England & Wales de advogado não atuante.

“Estamos muito contentes em ter David Torralbo como nosso Diretor Jurídico”, disse Charles Boulanger, CEO da LeddarTech. “A experiência de David em fusões e aquisições, bem como sua vasta experiência e paixão por exercer a advocacia nos setores privado e público, fazem dele uma excelente adição à nossa equipe executiva”, continuou Boulanger. “Nos últimos dois anos, a LeddarTech realizou aquisições significativas, viabilizando que a empresa acelere nossos planos de tecnologia, particularmente em fusão e percepção de sensores. Além do nosso objetivo estratégico, o histórico de David complementa enfaticamente a dedicação da nossa equipe executiva em executar nosso plano estratégico e o compromisso com o atendimento excepcional ao cliente com soluções de detecção verdadeiramente exclusivas que viabilizam as tecnologias ADAS e AD”, disse Boulanger.

Sobre a LeddarTech

Fundada em 2007, a LeddarTech é uma empresa abrangente de sensoriamento ambiental completo, que viabiliza que os clientes resolvam desafios essenciais de sensoriamento, fusão e percepção em toda a cadeia de valor. A LeddarTech fornece soluções de percepção escaláveis econômicas de Nível 2 ADAS ao Nível 5 de plena autonomia com LeddarVision™, uma plataforma de fusão e percepção de sensores de dados brutos que gera um modelo ambiental 3D abrangente a partir de uma variedade de tipos e configurações de sensores. A LeddarTech também dá suporte aos fabricantes LiDAR e aos fornecedores automotivos de Nível 1-2 com os principais blocos de construção de tecnologia, como a direção de feixe digital LeddarSteer™ e LeddarEngine™, que é construído com base na tecnologia Leddar™ da LeddarTech, empregando técnicas patenteadas de aquisição e processamento de sinal para gerar um sinal de retorno mais rico e limpo a um custo menor. O LeddarEngine compreende um LiDAR SoC altamente integrado e escalável e uma combinação de software que permite que os desenvolvedores LiDAR e os fornecedores automotivos de Nível 1-2 projetem suas próprias soluções LiDAR. A empresa é responsável por muitas inovações de aplicações com sensor remoto automotivos e de mobilidade avançadas, com mais de 120 tecnologias ADAS aprimoradas patenteadas (concedidas ou pendentes), e capacidade de condução autônoma.

Para mais informação sobre a LeddarTech visite www.leddartech.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook e YouTube.

Contato:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-Presidente, Marketing Global, Comunicações e Relacionamento com o Investidor, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ramal 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contato de Relações com Investidores: InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/

Os logotipos Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarSteer, LeddarEngine, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, LeddarCore, LeddarEcho, VAYADrive, VayaVision, XLRator e afins são marcas comerciais ou marcas comerciais registradas da LeddarTech Inc. e suas subsidiárias. Todas as outras marcas e nomes de produtos são ou podem ser marcas comerciais ou marcas comerciais registradas usadas para identificar produtos ou serviços de seus respectivos proprietários.

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LeddarTech nomme David Torralbo, un cadre juridique chevronné, au poste de chef des affaires juridiques

QUÉBEC, 19 juill. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, chef de file de calibre mondial en technologie de détection précise, robuste et polyvalente pour les systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD), est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination de M. David Torralbo au poste de chef des affaires juridiques en date du 20 juin 2022.

David compte plus de vingt années d’expérience spécialisée dans le droit des sociétés et des valeurs mobilières, les fusions et acquisitions publiques et privées, la gouvernance d’entreprise, les litiges et la gestion des risques. Plus récemment, il a occupé le poste de chef des affaires juridiques chez Nouveau Monde Graphite (NYSE : NMG et TSXV : NOU) et, auparavant, le poste de chef des affaires juridiques d’Atrium Innovations de 2011 à 2019. Avant Atrium, David était associé au sein du groupe de droit des sociétés de Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg. Plus tôt dans sa carrière, David était associé au bureau londonien de Clifford Chance, et membre de son équipe Dette et marchés de capitaux.

David a obtenu un baccalauréat en droit civil (LL.L.) et en common law (LL.B.) à l’Université d’Ottawa ainsi qu’un baccalauréat en commerce (B.Com) à l’Université McGill.   Il est membre du Barreau du Québec et membre non actif de la Law Society of England & Wales.

« C’est un plaisir d’accueillir David Torralbo en tant que chef des affaires juridiques », a déclaré Charles Boulanger, chef de la direction de LeddarTech. « Son expertise en fusions et acquisitions, ainsi que sa vaste expérience et sa passion pour la pratique du droit dans les secteurs privé et public, font de lui la personne idéale pour joindre notre équipe de direction », a poursuivi M. Boulanger. « LeddarTech a, ces deux dernières années, fait des acquisitions importantes qui nous permettent, en tant qu’entreprise, d’accélérer notre feuille de route technologique, particulièrement en matière de fusion de données de capteurs et de perception. Il s’agissait d’un objectif stratégique, et l’expérience de David renforce encore le dévouement de notre équipe de direction à exécuter notre plan stratégique et notre engagement envers un service client exceptionnel avec des solutions de détection vraiment uniques qui soutiennent la technologie des systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite et de conduite autonome », a conclu M. Boulanger.

À propos de LeddarTech

Fondée en 2007, LeddarTech propose des solutions de détection environnementale exhaustives et intégrées qui permettent à ses clients de résoudre des problèmes critiques en matière de détection, de fusion de données et de perception tout au long de la chaîne de valeur. LeddarTech offre des solutions de perception optimisées et évolutives appuyant les niveaux d’autonomie 2 (aide à la conduite) jusqu’à 5 (autonomie complète) avec LeddarVision™, une plateforme de fusion de données brutes de capteurs et de perception qui génère un modèle environnemental 3D détaillé à partir d’une variété de configurations et de types de capteurs. LeddarTech soutient également les fabricants de LiDARs et les fournisseurs automobiles de rang 1 et 2 en proposant des blocs technologiques clés comme l’orientation numérique du faisceau LeddarSteer™ ou le LeddarEngine™, bâti sur la technologie Leddar™ de LeddarTech et qui recourt à des techniques d’acquisition et de traitement de signal brevetées pour générer un signal de retour plus riche et plus net à moindre coût. Le LeddarEngine est une combinaison SoC et logicielle LiDAR évolutive hautement intégrée qui permet aux développeurs de LiDARs et aux fournisseurs automobiles de rang 1-2 de concevoir leurs propres solutions LiDAR. Détentrice de plus de 120 brevets accordés ou en instance, la société a contribué à plusieurs innovations liées à des applications de télédétection de pointe destinées au marché automobile et de la mobilité et qui améliorent les capacités des systèmes d’aide à la conduite et de conduite autonome.

Renseignements complémentaires disponibles sur www.leddartech.com et sur LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook et YouTube.

Contact :
Daniel Aitken, vice-président, Marketing, communications et relations avec les investisseurs mondiaux, LeddarTech Inc.
Tél. : + 1-418-653-9000 poste 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contact relations investisseurs : InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
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UN chief calls for bold, coordinated responses to global food crisis

UNITED NATIONS– United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for bold and coordinated responses to slove the ongoing global food crisis.

“We face a real risk of multiple famines this year. And next year could be even worse,” Guterres warned in his video remarks to a UN General Assembly high-level special event entitled “Time to Act Together: Coordinating Policy Responses to the Global Food Crisis.”

But, “we can avoid this catastrophe if we act now” and “if we act together to craft bold and coordinated policy responses,” the UN chief noted.

This means immediately reintegrating Ukraine’s food production, and Russia’s food and fertilizer, into world markets, and keeping global trade open, he said.

Guterres also stressed the need to tackle the finance crisis in the developing world, and to urgently unlock all possible resources to enhance social protection and support smallholder and family farmers to increase productivity and self-reliance.

“And it means transforming food systems at every level — to put affordable, healthy and sustainable diets within reach of every person, everywhere,” he added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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Al-Qaida Positioned to Surpass Islamic State Among Jihadis

Al-Qaida, boosted by leadership stability and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, appears to be positioning itself to once again be seen as the world’s preeminent terror group and as the greatest long-term threat to the West.

Intelligence shared by United Nations member states and published in a new report Tuesday, finds al-Qaida is enjoying a degree of freedom under Taliban rule that has allowed its leadership to communicate more often and more easily with affiliates and followers, and sell itself as a more attractive option than its rival, the Islamic State terror group, also known as IS, ISIS or ISIL.

“The international context is favorable to al-Qaida, which intends to be recognized again as the leader of global jihad,” according to the U.N. report.

“Al-Qaida propaganda is now better developed to compete with ISIL as the key actor in inspiring the international threat environment, and it may ultimately become a greater source of directed threat,” the report added, noting that IS “has suffered a rapid succession of leadership losses since October 2019, with an as yet unknown impact on its operational health.”

The report further concludes that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, long rumored to be in ill health or dying, is “alive and communicating freely.”

The intelligence shared by U.N. member states also concludes al-Qaida has cemented its leadership team in order of seniority, with Zawahiri being followed by Saif al-Adel, long seen as his likely successor, Yazid Mebrak with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQIP), and by Ahmed Diriye with al-Qaida’s Somali affiliate al-Shabab.

At least one U.N. member state intelligence agency said al-Qaida now appears to favor its African affiliates over al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a potentially monumental shift given AQAP’s history of plotting attacks against the West, like the December 2019 shooting at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

The intelligence findings also suggests that al-Shabab, in particular, may be gaining financial leverage, with one U.N. member state reporting that the Somalia-based affiliate is using some of its $50 million to $100 million in yearly revenue to directly support al-Qaida’s core leadership.

An ‘underestimated’ al-Qaida

“It is entirely clear that Zawahiri has been shamefully underestimated,” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a counterterrorism analyst and the CEO of threat analysis firm Valens Global, told VOA. “Al-Qaida is a stronger organization today by far than when Zawahiri first took the reins.”

Other analysts say the U.N. report calls into question the long-term effectiveness of U.S. and Western counterterrorism strategies.

“Even after 20 years, some of al-Qaida’s most senior operatives remain at large and are ready to carry on the mantle of jihad,” Katherine Zimmerman, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told VOA.

“Al-Qaida’s bench remains deep even after serious attrition,” she texted. “The next generation has now been fighting for 20 years … they are just as experienced (and perhaps with lessons-learned) as OBL [Osama bin Laden], Zawahiri, and Saif al Adel were on 9/11.”

A renewed threat?

But there are questions as to when and whether al-Qaida’s core leadership will push for renewed attacks against the West.

“Attacking the U.S. is not the be-all and end-all for al-Qaida,” Gartenstein-Ross said. “For the past decade or so, it has deprioritized 9/11 style attacks against the United States for a variety of reasons, including that al-Qaida enjoys many more opportunities within the region.”

The U.N. report similarly cautions that while al-Qaida may be better positioned, it is likely to refrain from launching external attacks in order not to embarrass Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and because the al-Qaida core still lacks “an external operational capability.”

U.N. member state intelligence agencies, in contrast, view the threat from Islamic State as immediate despite a series of operations by the U.S. and others that have whittled away at the group’s senior leadership.

U.N. member states, according to the report, “observed no significant change of direction for the group or its operations in the core conflict zone.”

IS, which still commands 6,000 to 10,000 fighters across Syria and Iraq, “remains a resilient and persistent threat owing to its decentralized structure and ability to organize complex attacks.”

The report further finds that IS has developed a network of nine regional offices – in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Somalia, Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, Libya, Yemen, and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula – “to sustain the group’s global capability and reputation.”

Intelligence from various member states indicates some of the offices are “a work in progress.”

The Turkey-based office, known as al-Faruq, is mostly defunct following a series of key arrests by Turkish authorities. IS offices in Libya, Yemen and the Sinai are likewise described, for the moment, as “low-functioning or moribund.”

But U.N. member state intelligence suggests IS’ offices in Afghanistan, Somalia and the Lake Chad Basin are functioning well.

The al-Karrar office in Somalia, for example, appears to have become a key financial hub for IS despite the terror group’s limited presence in the country, moving funds from Yemen to Afghanistan to help buy weapons and pay the salaries of IS fighters in multiple locations.

Islamic State leadership

U.N. member states, though, have not resolved the question of who is leading IS following the death of its previous leader in February.

The report says intelligence agencies have coalesced around three possibilities for the identity of the man known by the nom de guerre Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

Iraqi national Bashar Khattab Ghazal al-Sumaida’i is “cited as the most likely candidate,” according to the report. The other likely candidates are Juma’a Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, the brother or former IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Abd al-Raouf al-Muhajir, who led the IS general directorate of provinces.

In May, Turkish officials claimed to have captured the new IS leader during a raid in Istanbul.

Intelligence shared by some U.N. member states for the report suggested that the official captured by Turkish authorities is likely al-Sumaida’i.

Neither U.S. nor Western counterterrorism officials have publicly confirmed the Turkish claims, but multiple officials speaking to VOA on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss intelligence have said the person in custody is a senior IS official.

Source: Voice of America

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Somaliland Announces Ban on BBC Broadcasts

The breakaway region of Somaliland has announced a ban on broadcasts by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Somaliland Information Minister Saleban Yusuf Ali Koore told reporters Tuesday that BBC broadcasts have reduced the identity and dignity of the self-declared independent nation not recognized by Somalia or any other country.

The minister, speaking in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa, said that after long discussions, authorities decided to ban the BBC on the grounds that the network has lost its neutrality and is acting against the independence of Somaliland.

He said the ban would go into effect immediately.

Koore said the BBC fails to recognize that Somaliland is a democratic country that has stood on its feet for the last 31 years, with multiple presidential and parliamentary elections.

Somaliland is a former British protectorate and breakaway region of northern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 after Somalia descended into a civil war.

Attack on journalists

In Somalia, meanwhile, journalists and media houses are facing new challenges to their daily activities.

On July 18, a reporter and a cameraman working for Arlaadi media, a Mogadishu radio and TV station, were arrested by security forces, according to station director Ahmed Ali Nuur.

Nuur said the journalist and photographer were attacked, fired at with live bullets, beaten and arrested. Their equipment was taken, and some of it destroyed. Nuur said no information has been provided as to why the men were attacked, but the journalists deserve justice.

Abshir Mohamed Nur Farasa, one of the journalists who was assaulted, said he was reporting on street damage caused by recent rains in Mogadishu when he was beaten at gunpoint by security officers. He said he was not told why he and the photographer were being attacked. After they were beaten, Farasa said, the officers took the cameraman to the police station and destroyed his equipment.

Somali police spokesman Abdifatah Adan Hassan told VOA that the police took immediate action after the incident and arrested one of the people who assaulted the journalists. Another is still on the loose.

Hassan said it is possible that individuals dressed in security forces uniforms are creating problems in Wadajir district. He said that after the attack, he spoke with Arlaadi media and the police commissioner, and an individual involved was jailed in Wadajir.

Somalia is one of deadliest countries for journalists in the world, with more than 50 media workers killed since 2010. Reporters Without Borders ranks Somalia as the most dangerous country for journalists in Africa.

Source: Voice of America