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A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than US$200mil (RM818.10mil) worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association.
Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex on Nov 23 as the Tesla Inc co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person.
In France, the LEGO brand has launched a holiday campaign on the social network in aid of children in need of play.
A US-based nonprofit that is using algorithms to identify people living in extreme poverty by analysing their mobile phone habits has made direct cash payments to 30,000 people as part of a pioneering project in Togo.
Britain said on Dec 16 it would alter the algorithm it uses to select sites for new homes after critics said the old formula risked a building boom in the rural south at the expense of the industrial north.
Old people in China have suffered as services and facilities have digitised after the coronavirus outbreak, with some unable to work out how to leave home. Others, like Wang Yingru, have got the hang of mobile payments, but need help to book a taxi or medical appointment. You have to be willing to learn, she says.
Giving and helping people in need has never been trendier on social networks than in 2020.
As worldwide restrictions push more people online, digital gender abuse is likely to worsen now that the Internet is an absolute necessity and there is no escape from it, said Azmina Dhrodia, a senior researcher at the World Wide Web Foundation.
As a third lockdown traps millions of British schoolchildren at home, free tablets and televised lessons are being touted as alternative ways to learn in a lockdown.
Plans to photograph and fingerprint every baby born in South Africa for a digital register could lead to data leaks and identity theft without robust safeguards, rights experts said on Jan 7.