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What’s Driving Silicon Valley to Become ‘Radicalized’

Elizabeth Dwoskin reports for The Washington Post:

Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea’s company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers.

Recently, he decided to do something with that data trove that was long considered unthinkable: He is getting rid of it. 218 more words

Surveillance

Happy Africa Day!

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa. 119 more words

African Women

China's Scary Lesson to the World: Censoring the Internet Works

Simon Denyer reports for The Washington Post:

First there was the Berlin Wall. Now there is the Great Firewall of China, not a physical barrier preventing people from leaving, but a virtual one, preventing information harmful to the Communist Party from entering the country. 137 more words

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Are you a Documentary Film Maker? Al-Jazeera-Encounters Documentary Pitching Forum is Calling for Submissions

If you’re an aspiring documentary filmmaker, trying to establish your presence and have your voice heard, then this is for you.

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the… 353 more words

The Web

New African Voices: Thoughts and Words by Unathi Kapa

We came across an exciting new voice and wanted to share it with you.

Blogger , Unathi Kapa hails from the province of Mpuma Koloni (Eastern Cape) in South Africa. 304 more words

African Women

Google's Big Bet: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Will Be Its Secret Sauce, Winning Formula

Larry Dignan writes for ZDNet:

Built-in search, artificial intelligence, machine learning and a knowledge graph connecting billions of entities is how Google plans to ultimately compete and win in many markets where it isn’t first today. 141 more words

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