Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]
By Shafiq Morton SANZAF CEO, Yasmina Francke, attended the 2019 World Zakat Forum Conference in Bandung, Indonesia, last month. Held on annual basis, the conference attracts Zakah institutions from around the globe, and is a critical platform in reviewing contemporary Zakah practices. This year’s event was themed “Optimizing Global Zakat Role[…]
The prospect of rapidly-developing thinking machines conjures up images of Terminator bots or Black Mirror dystopias, but now a group of tech researchers claim to have developed a method of curbing bad AI behavior. “When someone applies a machine learning algorithm, it’s hard to control its behavior,” said lead author Philip[…]
As part of a radical $8.3 billion restructuring plan, the multinational Deutsche bank has so far axed over 4,000 jobs, with some 18,000 more staff cuts to come by 2022. The use of artificial intelligence has “massively increased productivity” in certain sectors of the business, according to Mark Matthews, the head[…]
WhatsApp is a “Trojan horse” exploited to snoop on millions of users naive enough to believe that the Facebook-owned messenger differs from its parent company, long beset by privacy scandals, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said. In a lengthy post on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, Durov took aim at one[…]
Beijing has announced plans to develop 6G technology in the hope of cementing its supremacy in wireless connection amid a US-led crusade against Chinese companies over 5G networks. China’s Science and Technology Ministry has set up two teams to develop a 6G network. The first group links several government agencies,[…]
Scientists claim they have traced the homeland for all modern humans to a region of northern Botswana, south of the Zambezi River. The area is now salt pans, but 200,000 years ago it was home to Homo Sapiens and hosted a population of modern humans for at least 70,000 years, according to[…]
A WhatsApp spyware attack that targeted human rights activists has clear links to a company known to help governments snoop, the messaging app firm said in a statement. Israeli firm NSO is accused of being behind the exploit. Several human rights lawyers and campaigners were targeted by the spyware, known[…]
Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger has been weaponized to bug the phones of human rights campaigners, lawyers, and other dissidents with an Israeli spyware, sparking a backlash against the program’s manufacturer. “NSO Group sells its products to governments who are known for outrageous human rights abuses, giving them the tools to track[…]
The fourth industrial revolution has been targeted as a problem by many labour federations, said Fedusa as it marked Workers’ Day. Fedusa’s acting general secretary, Riefdah Ajam says they will strive to prevent any retrenchments due to the fourth industrial revolution. She addressed workers at a Workers’ Day event held[…]
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