Tag: World

Alibaba’s inexpensive smart display tech makes shopping easier for the visually impaired

Tech giants are generally slow when it comes to making their products accessible to the differently abled. But lately, some of them have been working on innovative projects that will accommodate more users. One of the most interesting of these comes from Chinese tech conglomerate Alibaba, which introduced a smart […]

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EU’s investigation into Google AdSense is coming to a close

Margrethe Vestager, EU‘s Competition Commissioner, just confirmed that the EU‘s antitrust investigation into Google AdSense will soon be wrapped up. “We are approaching the end of that investigation,” Vestager told reporters at Web Summit in Lisbon, according to Reuters. The investigation’s findings have been greatly awaited as it could lead to […]

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Prepare yourself: Facebook could be the future of national census

Every ten years, governments around the world conduct their national census: a count of the resident population. This is no easy task. The 2011 Chinese census, for instance, was a vast operation relying on six million enumerators taking census questionnaires from door to door. Knowledge of a population’s composition is crucial for government planning, for […]

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What online activists need to know about going viral

Inspiring stories of social activism, such as the Civil Rights movement and the fight against climate change, abound in history. And it is generally thought that the new social media era has helped cases of activism to succeed. But our research has revealed some major threats which activists need to understand if they are to […]

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Healthcare data breach in Singapore affected 1.5M patients, targeted the prime minister

In what’s believed to be the biggest data breach in Singapore’s history, 1.5 million members of the country’s largest healthcare group have had their personal data compromised. The breach affected SingHealth, Singapore’s biggest network of healthcare facilities. Data obtained in the breach includes names, addresses, gender, race, date of birth and patients’ national identification numbers. […]

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World Wonders What Trump Has On United States That’s Forcing Nation To Keep Him In Power

EARTH—Assuming the controversial president of the United States must be in possession of potentially damning information concerning his home country in order to keep them so completely under his control, the rest of the world wondered aloud Tuesday about exactly what Trump has on America that compels the nation to keep him in power. “Whoa, […]

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Artificial light is harmful to animals, but thanks to this tool it doesn’t have to be

Among the most radical transformations wrought by modern humans is artificial light: not just in homes but throughout the built environment, turning night into semi-day across vast swaths of the world. This has long been known to affect animals — newly-hatched sea turtles, for example, can become disoriented and wander towards streetlights rather than moonlight […]

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Theresa May Recommits To NHS After Receiving Stark Reminder Of Abysmal State Of U.S. Mental Health Care

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