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Over a million Internet users across Africa have had their web browsing habits exposed online. This is because a South African company, Conor, which counts many ISPs and telcos as clients, left a database with user web browsing logs publicly available online.
With digital money surveillance (as we are currently witnessing with our personal data on various digital platforms) comes control and the ability for various actors in that cashless society supply chain to restrict how you use YOUR money or withhold it.
Over the years, most of what has been marketed as financial inclusion across Africa is anything but inclusive. These offerings are exploitative and predatory and over time they erode the little value that their target market already has from their income.
Boris the BabyBot is a book that takes a silly, fun and subversive look at the world of digital surveillance for kids. The story follows the misadventures of a baby-tracking robot and a baby that can’t be tracked.
A lack of legislation could leave African countries vulnerable to data abuse when it comes to the use of drones and Artificial Intelligence for development purposes. As such, researchers are being urged to consider ethical implications of AI tools before their deployment.