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CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Tech investor Yossi Vardi joins protest against bill granting immunity to Prime Minister Netanyahu; It’s all in the eyes: how eyesight can make or break an athlete’s career

CTech 14:3226.05.19
Tech investor Yossi Vardi joins protest against bill granting immunity to Prime Minister Netanyahu. On Saturday, tens of thousands of people protested outside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art against a proposed bill that would grant Netanyahu immunity from possible indictment in three separate criminal cases. Read more

 

It’s all in the eyes: how eyesight can make or break an athlete’s career. Good vision can be much more crucial for an athlete than particularly strong lungs or the ability to run very quickly, according to Daniel Laby, an optometrist focused on eye care for professional athletes. Read more

Athletes (illustration). Photo: Orel Cohen Athletes (illustration). Photo: Orel Cohen

 

Expert | Think before you ink: in the age of biometrics, tattoos are becoming a major privacy issue. Like a fingerprint, every tattoo is ostensibly unique and can be used by law enforcement agencies and other entities for identification and profiling. Read more

 

Israeli cannabis company BOL files Canadian IPO prospectus. The company is aiming for an IPO valuation of over $1 billion, according to several people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity. Read more

 

Elbit nabs $127 million contract with south asian country. In 2017, Elbit was ranked 28th among the top 100 most profitable arms sellers worldwide by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Read more

 

Amidst questions, ThyssenKrupp inaugurates first guard ship for Israel’s Navy. In 2017, Israeli police launched Case 3,000, a probe into whether Israeli businessmen, lawyers, and officials—some with connections to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—were motivated by bribes and private interests while promoting deals with the corporation between 2009 and 2017. Read more

 

Opinion | The ethical and legal implications of brain-computer interfaces. As talk of “brain hacking” and “brain phishing” moves from science fiction to serious ethical, scientific, and legal debate, it is time to prepare for a world of BCI products and services. Read more
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