Eight out of ten (81%) people participating in a recent study of consumers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) said how a manufacturer protects against cyber-attacks and privacy invasions is important when purchasing a smart home, fitness or medical device. Commissioned by UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, the study of consumer internet of things (IoT) buying habits suggests consumers are increasingly concerned about the security of their connected smart devices. Security is now of the same importance as other factors, like brand value or word-of-mouth recommendations, when making a purchase. Continue reading
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Xiaomi’s International Internet Business Department (IIB), the global internet business arm of the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, wrapped up their showing at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the biggest events in the calendar for the global mobile technology industry, by announcing its “Go Global” strategy for the year 2023, expanding its cooperative relationships with global partners and exploring new business opportunities in internet services. Continue reading
By Samuel Woodhams | Digital rights researcher and journalist
Last week, WhatsApp announced a new proxy support feature that will help people stay connected during internet disruptions. The app is often targeted by government censors because messages on the end-to-end encrypted service can’t be intercepted, enabling people to organise protests and share critical information in private.
It will be used as a laboratory to broaden experience and to test relevant technological solutions. According to Paweł Gruza, vice president of the management board of PKO Bank Polski managing the work of the management board, in the perspective of a decade, Metaverse may become such development impulse for the global economy as the emergence of a PC, Internet and smart phones in the past. Continue reading
- Startups target unemployment and governance issues
- Founders launch virtual African nation, marketplace
- Critics fear replication of continent’s inequalities
By Kim Harrisberg
JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It might sound like science fiction, but a Nigerian-born tech entrepreneur thinks he has found a way for Africans to escape problems like inequality and bad governance – a virtual nation born online.