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Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

/ Jul 17, 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among ...

Fake news and the role of algorithms in today's world

/ Jul 15, 2018

Fake news and the role of algorithms in today's world

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media, which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences. What are algorithms? They are the invisible but essential computer programs and ...

/ Jul 11, 2018

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Britain's data regulator will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 EU referendum. An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) ...

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

/ Jul 2, 2018

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

The government will launch a public-private council this year to discuss the practical use of flying cars in hopes of bringing more companies outside the automobile industry into the effort, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Given the slow development of such vehicles among ...