D&T Issue 133

Privacy, Democracy and Cryptocurrency

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It’s issue #133 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Regardless of the goofy exterior, Elon is putting up, the kinds of serious mass-scale political threat he could create with his strategy on Twitter is frightening. Read what Politico has to say on the matter.

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The social video star, podcaster, and stand-up explains how she’s joking her way to the next level.

What is driving some people to reject the legitimacy of fair elections, embrace conspiracy theories, and even resort to political violence?

The finding exposes the difference between the privacy policy you may think you’re covered under and the privacy policy that’s actually being applied.

Against a worsening economy, Colombian e-commerce novices realize their power could lie in giving out credit.

Crypto exchanges want to prove that the market can thrive after the FTX collapse. Despite their efforts, future failures may be inevitable.

The fintech disrupters of the payments sector are no such thing.

Lockheed Martin and NVIDIA are teaming to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Earth Observations Digital Twin that will enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to monitor current global environmental conditions, including extreme weather events.

The India-EU Trade and Technology Council is a strategic mechanism that gives New Delhi access to advanced technologies and allows the two sides to set standards in crucial areas such as 5G and artificial intelligence.

Meta announced today that it’s introducing new privacy updates for teens on Instagram and Facebook. Most notably, everyone under the age of 16, or under 18 in certain countries, will now be defaulted into more private settings when they join Facebook.

A visit to the largest neuroscience conference in the world shows that not everyone has the same sci-fi expectations for brain-computer interface technologies.

It’s an agricultural moonshot, but scientists hope to make plants like corn, wheat and barley as heat and drought resistant as cactus.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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