We need to build up ‘Digital trust’ in tech

For months, there’s been a steady march of controversies over how tech companies collect, manage, process, and share massive (and passive) amounts of data. And even though the executives and founders of these companies profess a renewed commitment to privacy and corporate responsibility, people are beginning to worry about surveillance and power—and reconsider how much faith they should put in both the leaders and…

One in 200 people is a slave. Why?Slavery affects more than 40 million people worldwide – more than at any other time in history

How many slaves are there today, and who are they? The word “slavery” conjures up images of shackles and transatlantic ships – depictions that seem relegated firmly to the past. But more people are enslaved today than at any other time in history. Experts have calculated that roughly 13 million people were captured and sold as slaves…

Signal of change / WhatsApp creates “Tipline” to curb Indian fake news epidemic

WhatsApp introduces “Checkpoint Tipline “, a number for citizens to check on the autheticity of circulating information and submit misinformation. As elections open in the world’s largest democracy, a new partnership aims to tackle the influence of fake news social media and voters. A recent study found that fifty percent of voters had been exposed to fake news…

Ghana’s Buzzed-About Venice Biennale Pavilion Is a Clear First Step in the Country’s Bid to Become a Global Art Destination

The knockout pavilion, which includes work by John Akomfrah and Ibrahim Mahama, appears to be part of a bigger plan. Throughout the Arsenale, the medieval dockyard complex that houses a number of national pavilions for the Venice Biennale, a common refrain can be heard echoing through the corridors: Which way to the Ghana Pavilion? The…