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World Citizenship and Peace

By Florence Joseph If we are to move forward to a peaceful world, we must recognize that in the midst of the magnificent cultural diversities and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with one common destiny.

Drug Traffickers and GPS Technology

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The evolution of maritime trafficking expertise proves drug traffickers have both motive and means to develop new strategies that ensure delivery of their illicit cargo. Law enforcement agencies’ counter-narcotics sections challenge by placing state-of-the-art equipment and utilizing innovative interdiction methods, underworld characters manipulating legally available technology.

Invisible Vulnerability Exposé

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire On Friday May 12, 2017 cyber-criminals issued a worldwide attention grabbing reminder of internal security’s invisible vulnerability. Hackers known as “The Shadow Brokers” used stolen US National Security Agency (NSA) “cyber-weapons” to launch the “Perfect Storm” in computer environments. Kaspersky Lab, the Russian security company that tracked damages, noted […]

Act or be Hacked: A Leading Expert’s Proactive Strategies to Prevent Cyberattacks

By Cynthia M. Lardner Cyber Security is always too much – too much money and too much time – until it just isn’t enough. Consider Friday’s news where a ransomware infection infiltrated organizations in 99 countries, including China and Russia. This should be enough to garner everyone’s attention about implementing simple rules for managing personal […]

Local sustainability of IP-centered industries

By Alève Mine Let us investigate the implementability and implications of the pledge: “I’ll structure my ventures so as to keep local IP’s and local resources’ returns local.”

Risks in AI

Olga Nikonova   By Alève Mine   Here are some of the possible risks of AI, and, in some cases, what can be done to prevent, or what trade-off prevention requires:

Mapping Underworld Finances

By Ricardo Swire Cash moves across the world in a matter of seconds, with just one touch of a computer’s keyboard. Technology allows “dirty money” to disappear and with it any chance of confiscation.

Feint of Technology

Jayanta Dey/Reuters   By Ananya S Guha I am not an economist so I will not be able to critique the effects of demonetisation in India. Learned pundits including economists have given and are continuing to give their views.

Power of the Media in this Modern World

By Muhammad Shoaib Khan The power of the media cannot be negated in the modern world. This power can be utilized for development in every aspect of life. Developed countries do not need to do so because they have already achieved their objectives with the help of media. However, developing countries such as Pakistan still […]

Marketing in the post-globalisation era!

By Vickie Zisman Personal confession – I earn my bread (and cat food) from marketing. That’s what I do for a living, hence will try not to saw off the branch am sitting on. Still need the money, you know…We, the hoi polloi, keep on running on our hamster wheels..Trump or not…(sobbing gently on the go?).

Control money and you control the individual

By Hazel Speed Having listened to BBC Radio 4 regarding Sweden’s Central Bank and its plans to consider digital banking, thereby eventually abolishing cash completely, I think this will be the most worrying political sea-change, just when we thought we had seen it all in the last couple of years with the UK Referendum (Brexit) […]

Fake news – a menace to society

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Over the past two decades social media has become one of the most powerful sources of information. It facilitates free and seamless inter and cross-border communication and enables information to travel fast and wide. It also builds and destroys individuals and institutions, and promotes or demotes merchandise in a […]

Why does society exclude the elderly?

Keith Brofsky   By Hazel Speed The study claiming that the internet will isolate 700,000 elderly people by 2030 reveals some stunning information, an indictment against those who perpetuate the neglect of the elderly by excluding them from society, the one culprit being the internet!

Artificial Intelligence: Real, Surreal and Here to Stay

By Cynthia M. Lardner   You awake one morning to find your brain has another lobe functioning. Invisible, this auxiliary lobe answers your questions with information beyond the realm of your own memory, suggests plausible courses of action, and asks questions that help bring out relevant facts. You quickly come to rely on the new […]

Economic diversification, job skills can help accelerate growth in Bangladesh – ADB

Munir Uz Zaman/AFP   By Sheuli Akter Improved infrastructure and a more diversified economy can help Bangladesh increase economic growth, create meaningful jobs, and enhance the country’s structural transformation as a thriving middle-income economy, say two new Asian Development Bank (ADB) reports.

GPs and appointment times

McGovern   By Hazel Speed Consider this scenario… Our bodies, as yet, are not aware they must only become unwell Monday to Friday 9-5 or even more restricted hours and give us written on line notice 5 weeks ahead of the symptom(s) if there is a hope of getting an appointment before one of us […]

A gap in the market for landlines and telephone service providers

PA photo   By Hazel Speed It always amazes me sometimes that certain opportunities are glaringly obvious but the major manufacturers within one industry or another are that busy chasing the younger consumer market in order to urge them to buy cutting edge technology that they do not realise the part or whole funding for […]

Photography, who sees what…cascading short thoughts

Bayo Omoboriowo   By Fatimah Bakare-Dickson   Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind In marking the world photography day, which was marked a few days ago, I decided not […]

Virtual Reality

Howard Rose   By Hazel Speed In recent weeks, news is emerging which tells us that the realm of Virtual Reality is now a tool which can be used to ease suffering.

Sustainable energy for all: Overcoming challenges in energy for under-developed economies

By Anant Mishra Introduction Almost 30 years ago, the concept of sustainable energy was still in its infancy, unexplored, undiscussed and relatively without a use. In other words, the concept of renewable energy received no attention from the political leaders or the policy makers then.

Ethics in AI

Alicia Vikander / UPI   By Alève Mine It is about time I’d write this. The need was sparked by an article I read about ethics in artificial intelligence last December. It forwarded a professor’s suggestion that we should have AI learn our ethics. My throat jumped into my brain, screaming soundless and holding itself […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part Four

By Ratnesh Dwivedi  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part One

Punit Paranjpe/AFP   By Ratnesh Dwivedi  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China […]

An old medium in the pocket of new media

By Priyadarshini Kiran I still remember the day when I first met the father of Community Radio of India, Dr.R Sreedher, my Ph.D research guide, and heard about Internet Radio and its advanced new approach in the modern era. That was the year 2014 when in India, only one Internet Radio i-radio live was broadcast, but […]

On Failure and Success in the Internet era – the twisted marriage of modern perceptions

By Vickie Zisman I have been reading Forbes and Fortune today and they are all with their different “lists”. Forbes – updating the rich (gender, age, trade etc..), Fortune – going for leadership and failures. Especially how the successful ones (who also happen to be rich) relate to failure.

Ayatollah Google

By Ahmed Tharwat “The control of information is something the elite always do, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people,” explained American writer Tom Clancy.

Fiction: Inferno Yekin

By Benjamin Okochi

Bangladesh’s largest mobile company plans 10,000 3G base stations by June

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone company Grameenphone Ltd. has announced that 100% of its existing 10,000 base stations across Bangladesh will support 3G services by June 2016.

On The Clock: The Future of (Selfie) Journalism

  By Jedi Ramalapa I have been thinking about my chosen profession recently. For the past fourteen years in fact. Each day I have asked myself if this is something I want or wish to do for the rest of my life.