Who owns the moon?

Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Neil A. Armstrong/NASA/AP Photo Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to…

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Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on…

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Egypt passes law to monitor and regulate social media

Egypt's parliament has approved and passed a bill that will see social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers regulated and treated like media outlets. The main reason behind the law is to monitor and regulate social media accounts that allegedly create, publish and distribute fake news. The social…

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Vinny Lingham's Civic acquires the Identity.com domain

Civic has announced that it has acquired the domain Identity.com. The decentralized identity verification company, co-founded by South Africa's Vinny Lingham has said that it intends to use Identity.com as the new home for its decentralized blockchain-based identity platform that will open up access to on-demand, secure identity…

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Uganda’s social media tax is causing a ruckus

In a shocking move, Uganda's government has implemented a law requiring mobile users to pay taxes on using social media apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To voice their frustrations, Ugandans took to Twitter informing the world about the law forcing citizens to pay 200 Ugandan shillings,…

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South African jobs at risk of being automated

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines. Automation can increase efficiency and decrease labour costs. It helps employers to avoid complex challenges like wage increase demands, labour protests and strikes. Consumers also benefit from automation when products and services…

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From financial inclusion to financial health

Over the past decade, the push for financial inclusion has united governments, companies, technology entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations in dozens of countries on every continent — and with remarkable success. In 2011, only 51 percent of the world’s adults had a formal bank account. By 2017, as the World Bank…

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