Blockchain

Blockchain Based Connected Vehicles for Smart Green City Environment

Prateeti Mukherjee, ReSENSE Lab Intern, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Engineering and Management, India, and Dhananjay Singh, ReSENSE Lab Director, Department of Electronics Engineering, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea December 2019 Abstract Air pollution is perceived as a modern-day curse, a fatal by-product of increasing urbanization and rapid industrialization. The phenomenon has a plethora of […]

SDG

Internet Forum: Prioritize technologies most needed for sustainable development

It is “critical” to prioritize technologies that are most needed for sustainable development, a high-level UN official told the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Wednesday in Berlin. Addressing how the world can reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Digital Age, Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), said that the power of information […]

cybersecurity

The Implications of Weakening or Breaking Encryption

Encryption is fundamental to our daily life. Practically everything we do online makes use of encryption is some form. Access to our financial transactions, health records, government services, and exchanged private messages are all protected by strong encryption. Encryption is the process of changing the information in such a way as to make it unreadable […]

accessibility

New inequalities created by climate change and tech, says UN

Not only are livelihoods disrupted by climate change, entire countries are left behind in tech progress, says report.09 Dec 2019 07:51 GMT A new generation of global inequalities driven by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations has warned. Climate change and technology rather than wealth and income are the […]

IGF

IGF TT on January 31

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ttigf-2020-registration-84465495571?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTg1NzE5MTkvZ2xlbm4ubWNrbmlnaHRAaWVlZS5vcmcvMA%3D%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend In 2020, while we, in Trinidad and Tobago, join the rest of the world in recognizing and celebrating some of Internet’s greatest achievements, we are also witnessing the Internet facing some of its greatest challenges. Several experts have alerted us to the reality that the Internet as we know it today is being negatively […]

Amazon

Why kids don’t trust Alexa

We tend to think of children as blindly trusting of whatever information comes their way. They’re not. by Tanya BasuDec 6, 2019 One day, Judith Danovitch overheard her son interrogating Siri on the family’s iPad. “What color shirt am I wearing?” the then four-year-old asked.  Danovitch, a researcher at the University of Louisville, says he was […]

Facebook

Facebook Gets $4m Fine From Hungary for Claim Services Are Free By Marton EderDecember 6, 2019, 10:23 AM EST Hungary’s competition watchdog handed Facebook Inc. a 1.2 billion forint ($4 million) fine for claiming its services were free. Facebook made a profit from utilizing users’ online activity and data, which served as “payment” for the services, the Budapest-based authority […]