Digital Planet

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Technological and digital news from around the world.

Spain currently has nine different COVID-19 tracing apps. Which type of app is preferable?
Using mobile phone data, researchers can predict the spread of Covid-19 through China
Can coronavirus contact tracing apps be made without revealing our personal data?
Could data from wearable fitness trackers track COVID-19?
The world’s most powerful supercomputers are seeking solutions for Covid-19
A new online map is recording where journalists are restricted in reporting on COVID-19.
Cyber attacks relating to the coronavirus pandemic are increasing around the world
A digital tracker to monitor surveillance implemented by governments to curb COVID-19.
The coronavirus tech handbook continues to grow online.
An increasing number of tech events are going virtual to reduce transmission of COVID-19
Will digital sobriety and keeping our handsets longer help reduce energy use?
Ethiopia has introduced a new law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation online.
Feminist chatbots Feb. 18, 2020
Countering bias, sexism and trolling online
Repairing Voyager 2 Feb. 11, 2020
NASA scientists have repaired Voyager 2 which is currently 18bn km away from Earth
Drones are collecting real time data on the massive locust swarms in Africa and India
Following a court ruling in India the internet has been partially restored in Kashmir.
A new report estimates that internet shutdowns cost $8bn in 2019
An app that tracks bush fires in Australia is proving vital in staying safe
Power cuts in South Africa are plunging the country into darkness and possible recession.
Why is AI so far from perfect and what can be done to improve it?