The digitalized world generates vast quantities of data. Big-data analyses could be used to analyze any number of different problems, and come up with new solutions. But big data can also manipulate those who use it.
Several African governments have ordered some form of internet restriction in recent years. The blackouts are a major risk, especially for telecoms, which can be considered complicit. And that could cost them.
Personal user data from the popular dating app Tinder can now be monitored by Russian intelligence agencies after it was added to a special data storage register. Tinder could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply.
Driving an electric car, choosing train travel or using less plastic — we know there are many things we can do to be less of a burden on the world's environment. But would you be willing to give up on streaming video?
US-based tech giants and China are helping to fund the development of Africa's digital infrastructure revolution. Do the potential benefits outweigh the risks?
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