Medical data, the most precious commodity
21 June 2020 | 9:06 am
As many countries roll out contact-tracing apps, we tell you why people are concerned about their medical data and what could happen if it got into the hands of big tech like Google and Amazon. Many citizens are now calling for a balance between privacy and public health.
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Google will begin using its AI chatbot in its search engine, as it seeks to catch up with rivals in the fast-growing sector. The announcement came on the eve of a European vote on new regulations for artificial intelligence. Also in the show: US inflation drops below 5 percent for the first time in two years, and French drivers accuse petrol distributors of raking in the profits from unfair prices.
Brazil's Supreme Court ordered the investigation into Google and Telegram executives after the firms campaigned against a bill that would curtail online disinformation.
Arguing for their "right to be forgotten," a couple in finance had sought to have content critical of them delisted from Google. The court said Google must do so only if content is proven false.
Some Amazon employees staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest against the e-commerce giant's changes to its climate policy, layoffs and a return-to-office mandate.
Today, we explore the potential gridlock on the power grid, examining how outdated electrical infrastructure could obstruct the realisation of green energy projects. The press continues to cover the discovery of four children in the Amazon.
Alphabet's Google was charged by EU antitrust regulators with anti-competitive practices in its digital advertising business on Wednesday and may now have to sell part of its operations to address their concerns.
Brazil accounted for nearly half of tropical deforestation globally in 2022, found a new study. Can president Lula da Silva keep his vow to reverse the destruction wrought on the Amazon during his predecessor's term?
Satellite images showed a decrease of 33.6% in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. However, the area cleared during the first half of 2023 is still greater than the size of Luxembourg.
Authorities said the children who spent more than 40 days in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash in early May are doing well now. They appeared emaciated in photos taken shortly after they were found.
Dissident groups claim to have information about police officers following the incident. Authorities are advising officers how to deal with the risk.
In an unmarked office building in Austin, Texas, two small rooms contain a handful of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) employees designing two types of microchips for training and accelerating generative AI.
Kenya's government is investigating the activities of a digital company that had members of the public flocking to sign up for its identification project. Critics have raised questions over the use and protection of the biometric data being collected by Worldcoin.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said that Sunday's referendum in Venezuela over the status of the disputed region of Essequibo was "absolutely not" the success proclaimed by the Maduro regime. According to electoral authorities, 95 percent of voters approved of Venezuela's claim to the large swath of neighbouring Guyana, but turnout was around 50 percent.
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Against the backdrop of the Israel-Hamas war and one-off Islamist attacks closer to home, German authorities are confronting a "complex threat situation." Some observers warn against exaggerating the danger.
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Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
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He's claiming that his remarks were "misinterpreted". The Emirati oil executive leading the COP28 climate conference in Dubai has come out fighting after widespread criticism of his suggestion that there was "no science" indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels was needed to contain global warming.
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Students are among the victims of Nigeria's rampant inflation, as they face tuition fee hikes of over 300 percent. Also, the clock is ticking down towards DR Congo's general elections, in which President Felix Tshisekedi is running for a second term. Plus, Nairobi hosts international talks on the reduction of plastic pollution.
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The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa E. Osaghae, has called for a new framework for federalism in Nigeria, one that is more contextualised and adaptable to the country’s unique circumstances.
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