19 Jan 2022

UK Scientists advice against removing misleading content from social media

An investigation by the Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK, concluded that removing false claims and harmful accounts from social media has little effect to combat disinformation. In fact, it could potentially backfire, driving disinformation to “harder-to-address corners of the internet and exacerbate feelings of distrust in authorities”. Frank Kelly, mathematics professor (See more)

14 Jan 2022

Spain to create supervisory agency for AI

Spain is reportedly planning to establish a supervisory agency for artificial intelligence (AI), for which the government has approved a specific budget line. The intention is to create the agency in 2022 and have it fully operational in 2023. The new body – the first of its kind in the EU, if established – would (See more)

13 Jan 2022

Internet watchdog: Child sexual abuse grew exponentially last year

Internet watchdog Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has reported that child sexual abuse grew radically during the lockdown last year. The latest IWF figures indicate that self generated imagery showing 7 to 10 year olds increased three-fold”. A 21% increase  from 2020 in number of URLs containing child sexual image (out of  361,000 reports investigated in (See more)

13 Jan 2022

The US Department of Commerce seeks IoT experts for an advisory board

The US Department of Commerce seeks experts for the IoT advisory board to advise the IoT Federal Working Group. The advisory board will include various stakeholders outside the federal government with expertise relating to IoT. The board will advise the federal working group in identifying: (1) federal regulations, programs, or policies that may inhibit or (See more)

13 Jan 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launches a nanosatellite to improve electricity and water networks

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in collaboration with NanoAvionics launched a nanosatellite to enhance the operations, maintenance, and planning of its internet, electricity, and water networks.

13 Jan 2022

Why IoT Sensors Need Standards

Standards for IOT are rising in relevance. They also cover two other areas of digital policy: health and labour rights. IEEE has many relevant standards in this field. Click here to view original web page at spectrum.ieee.org

12 Jan 2022

Vodafone pledges 24 million GB of data to the National Databank to connect 200,000 people across the UK

Vodafone UK has pledged 24 million GB of data to the Good Things Foundation’s National Databank which is planned to connect 200,000 people for six months. The company plans to connect one million people living in digital poverty by the end of 2022. Within the recent donation, community groups will be able to apply for (See more)

12 Jan 2022

UK to set up AI Standards Hub

The UK government has announced that the Alan Turin Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution and the National Physical Laboratory, will establish an AI Standards Hub aimed at increasing UK contribution to the development of global artificial intelligence (AI) technical standards. To start as a pilot project, the hub will initially focus on (a) (See more)

12 Jan 2022

Egypt Telecommunications Regulatory Authority issues a regulatory framework for providing IoT services

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) publishes the regulatory framework for delivering IoT services in Egypt. The framework aims to attract investments to build IoT networks and advanced application platforms, adopt Industry 4.0 technologies, and support digital transformation through creating IoT- enabled systems in different sectors to automate operations and render electronic services (See more)