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GSMA Mobility 2021 REPORT

SOURCE https://www.gsma.com/r/somic/ Report as Ebook https://online.fliphtml5.com/gnel/gvxn/ uring the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent economic turmoil, mobile internet connectivity continued to grow. For the first time, more than half of the world’s population – just over 4 billion people – are using mobile internet. In 2020, coverage continued to increase, with 94% of the population now covered […]

Amazon

The Technopolar Moment

How Digital Powers Will Reshape the Global Order By Ian Bremmer November/December 2021https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2021-10-19/ian-bremmer-big-tech-global-order?utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email Sign in and save to read laterSave to PocketPrint this articleShare on TwitterShare on FacebookSend by emailGet a linkPlayDownload Article After rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, some of the United States’ most powerful institutions sprang into action to punish the […]

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Solving the problem of racially discriminatory advertising on Facebook

REPORT Jinyan ZangTuesday, October 19, 2021https://www.brookings.edu/research/solving-the-problem-of-racially-discriminatory-advertising-on-facebook/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters This report from The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative is part of “AI and Bias,” a series that explores ways to mitigate possible biases and create a pathway toward greater fairness in AI and emerging technologies. While Facebook profiles may not explicitly state users’ race or ethnicity, […]

Google

Google Quietly Tweaks Image Searches for Racially Diverse Results

By Nico Grant +FollowOctober 19, 2021, 3:19 PM EDThttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-19/google-quietly-tweaks-image-search-for-racially-diverse-results?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters  Queries for beauty, family show greater skin-tone variety  Effort is meant to avoid incidents that show algorithmic bias Google updated its algorithms in an effort to promote more racially diverse results in image searches — the tech giant’s latest attempt to excise biases from the world’s most popular […]

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LET’S INTERPRET BROADBAND DATA TOGETHER

LET’S INTERPRET BROADBAND DATA TOGETHER!October 18, 2021Scott Wallsten BROADBANDDIGITAL DIVIDEMAP https://techpolicyinstitute.org/publications/broadband/digital-divide/lets-interpret-broadband-data-together/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters In June 2021, Consumer Reports (CR) released the results of a nationally representative survey related to broadband use. Figure 1 below shows some interesting results from that survey. On the heels of that survey, CR launched its “Let’s Broadband Together” initiative, which uses crowd-sourced methods to […]

Digital Divide

The Digital Divide is Real—And It’s Sexist

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of November 11-15, 2021 For many, the digital divide is the gap between who has access to broadband infrastructure […]

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A paved road is just one of the new projects

How 14 Microgrids Set Off a Chain Reaction in a Himalayan Village    JOANNA GOODRICH05 OCT 20214 MIN READ The Lingshed Monastery testing the newly installed 14 solar microgrids, each which power a string of LEDs located in homes and along the streets. PAULA BRONSTEIN    IEEE SMART VILLAGEMICROGRIDSRENEWABLESSOLAR ENERGYSOLAR POWERLINGSHED MONASTERYPOWER GRIDSIEEE NEWS Five years ago, the […]

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The Facebook Files and the Future of Social Media

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of October 4-8, 2021 We might be tempted to remember this as Mark and the terrible, horrible, no good, […]

Digital Divide

To Close the Digital Divide, Congress Must Also Close the Device Divide

BY JENNA LEVENTOFFOctober 7, 2021 at 5:00 am EThttps://morningconsult.com/opinions/to-close-the-digital-divide-congress-must-also-close-the-device-divide/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters You are probably reading this on your computer, or maybe on your tablet. If so, consider yourself lucky – 1 in 10 people living in this country didn’t have a computer as of 2016. The “device divide” is one of the top reasons why individuals aren’t connected to the […]

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Facebook’s Outage Was No Laughing Matter Outside the US

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebooks-outage-was-no-laughing-matter-outside-the-us The memes were plentiful during Facebook’s six-hour outage on Monday, but the downtime left a much bigger dent in places where WhatsApp doesn’t occupy a distant third place in Facebook’s trinity of social apps.  By Rob PegoraroOctober 5, 2021(Photo Illustration by Onur Dogman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Across the US, it was easy to joke about […]