Facebook Unveils New Policies Against Online Harassment to Protect Activists, Journalists

Facebook announced on Oct. 13 that it is unveiling new policies to protect activists and journalists from online harassment, as it now deems as “involuntary public figures.” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said that journalists and human rights …

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Google Commits One Billion Dollars for Africa’s Digital Transformation

Google declared its plan to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years to support its “digital transformation” which would ensure a faster and cheaper internet and provide low interest-loans for small businesses. The announcement was made through …

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Home Computing Pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair Dies Aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who popularized the home computer and invented the pocket calculator, has died at home in London on Thursday at the age of 81. Belinda Sinclair, Sir Clive’s daughter, confirmed his passing away after …

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Wikipedia Bans 7 Chinese Power Users for “Infiltration and Exploitation”

Wikipedia has banned seven Chinese from its websites around the world following a Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) report of alleged threats to Hong Kong users. According to a media source on Tuesday, the organization has also revoked administrator access …

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Australia’s Curtin University Lobbies to Retract ‘Unethical’ AI Study on Uyghur Facial Recognition

Australia’s Curtin University on Wednesday has asked journal publisher Wiley Online Library to retract a controversial facial recognition study by an ex-faculty member to identify Uyghur and Tibetan minorities. Academic Wanquan Liu and co-authors at Chinese universities published the study …

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Toyota Stops Using Self-Driving Vehicle during Paralympics after Accident with Blind Athlete

Toyota Motor Corporation has suspended the use of the self-driving vehicle at the Tokyo Paralympic Games village a day after one “e-Palette” collided with a visually impaired athlete, injuring them. Aramitsu Kitazono, an 81kg athlete from Japan, will be unable …

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Russia Fines Google for Refusing to Store User Data Locally

Russia has fined Google for refusing to store Russian users’ data to local servers, in breach of its data storage laws, on Thursday.  The Tagansky district court in Moscow has fined the tech giant, 3 million rubles (around $41,000) for …

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U.S. restricts sales to Russian IT security firms

The United States on Friday has restricted trade with four information technology companies and other entities due to malicious activities led by the Russian government. The U.S. Commerce Department posted six entities, which were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department …

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