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Two thirds of school-age children worldwide have no Internet at home, a UN report found Dec 1, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.
Celcom plans to upgrade around 8,300 network sites by August next year, as it faces a 40% increase in network traffic over the pandemic period.
Going digital in today’s economy is at the forefront of societal change as communities emerge from a debilitating pandemic and face economic restoration challenges in the new normal.
The US and China are jostling to dominate advanced technologies, from 5G to quantum computing and AI. China filed more than 110,000 artificial intelligence patent applications last year.
As European governments double down on restrictions, Greece has taken the additional step of moving all school and university tuition to remote classrooms to cope with an alarming rise of Covid-19 infections.
Experts cited lack of parental supervision and awareness of potential dangers on the Internet as some reasons why children become victims of online sexual exploitation.
India’s mass transit systems, unreliable even before the coronavirus pandemic, were shut off completely when the country locked down. As a result, Indians rushed to find alternative transportation, and that often meant used cars.
In a letter read at the opening ceremony of the 7th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese president Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of digital technology amid the pandemic. China is ready to work with other countries to build a shared cyberspace community and ‘create an even better future for mankind’, he says.
There have been 85 reports of unlawful sexual intercourse between January and September this year, compared with 71 over the same period last year. ‘Sextortion’ cases jumped to 616 during the first three quarters of this year from 171 over the whole of last year.
The US Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote to let wireless devices use airwaves assigned 21 years ago for a vehicle safety system that hasn’t come to fruition, rejecting carmakers’ efforts to hold onto the frequencies.