Digital Planet

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Technological and digital news from around the world.

Cuban authorities have been shutting down the internet in their attempt to stop protests
Joe Biden to be the first president to sign national legislation on the right to repair
For the first time four of the Big tech platforms are committing to protect women online
YouTube’s rules are silencing human rights activists
A special programme about the bias in AI – can this ever be fixed?
Mining Bitcoin uses more energy than many countries produce.
The rise of ‘non-fungible tokens’
India wants to break WhatsApp’s encryption
The first African voice assistant is being developed for Kiswahili
More than a 100million people worldwide have shared Covid-19 misinformation online
A new report calls for mandatory and sustainable e-waste management
Little association between tech use and mental health problems in teenagers
Indians are sourcing medical supplies on social media during the latest wave of Covid19
Malware on mobiles April 20, 2021
16% of mobile phones in emerging markets are infected with malware says a new report
VPN, dark web, Bluetooth - some of the ways used to overcome internet shutdowns in Myanmar
Phones sending data every 4.5 minutes even if they are just idling in our pockets.
China’s restrictions online increase during COVID19 says new research
AI chatbot takes witness statements more efficiently than humans
Is Bitcoin energy use out of control as its price continues to rise?
Bias in AI fintech is affecting money lending.