There's still work to be done Derrek Lee and Michael Allison 2 Mar 2021 1 Source: Android Central 2020 was a difficult year for more than one reason. The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world while issues around racial inequality seemed to come to a head. As one of the largest tech companies in the world, Google has put a lot of time and effort into adjusting its apps, services, and business to accommodate for the global pandemic, but how has Google taken the time to accommodate for racial inequality? Black History Month may have ended for this year, but racial issues have long existed and will continue to exist for some time, so we've taken a moment to look at the ways that Google has both helped and hurt the cause. How Google tried to tackle Racial Inequality Source: Google Supporting Black-owned businesses Google has worked to support Black-owned businesses through its most used services. Both in 2020 and this year, Google … [Read more...] about 3 ways Google fought racial inequality and 3 ways it failed to
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We might live in an age of persistent and pervasive surveillance. The recent revelations about the secret National Security Agency programs aimed at collecting vast amounts of data on Americans and foreigners seemingly confirm what tinfoil-wearing netizens have feared for years: They're watching us; technology has turned against its users. Amidst prying eyes, a small but growing group of hackers and programmers is working on applications that use cryptography — the science of creating techniques to hide data and render it readable only to intended recipients — to fight surveillance and give regular citizens access to what was once only reserved to computer experts. It's a battle of geek-made encryption apps against their uniformed snooping foes. SEE ALSO: 10 Better Alternatives to Your iPhone’s Native Apps And the spying agencies of the world are getting more adversaries every day. In fact, there are so many apps it's almost impossible to list them all: Silent Circle … [Read more...] about Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App?
Singapore is looking to expand its use of cameras and technology to better support law enforcers and first responders. These include plans to tap sensors, video analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and drones to ease manpower shortages and improve service efficiencies. As it is, the police have deployed almost 90,000 cameras in public locations, such as car parks and residential estates, across the island. And "many more" will be rolled out in the coming years, according to Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, who spoke at Parliament on Monday. Describing these cameras as "a game-changer" in deterring and investigating crimes, he said the devices had helped the police solve 4,900 cases as of December 2020. Singapore puts budget focus on transformation, innovation After tilting last year's budget towards 'emergency support' in light of the global pandemic, Singapore's government will spend SG$24 billion ($18.1 billion) over … [Read more...] about Singapore eyes more cameras, technology to boost law enforcement
Oral hygiene and healthy teeth are important at any age, even infancy. Healthy baby teeth guide permanent teeth into place correctly, help properly shape babies’ faces and help kids chew and eat properly and speak clearly. Unhealthy teeth can affect kids’ and babies’ overall health, causing them pain and to have difficulty eating, which can lead to problems in kids’ general development, according to the Washington Dental Service Foundation . Tooth decay is the most chronic disease of early childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . It can lead to damage in permanent teeth, resulting in painful and costly treatments. This guide will help you learn about keeping your kids’ teeth healthy and strong from infancy on and set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good dental hygiene practices. Teething Good oral hygiene for babies begins even before teething starts. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that soon as he’s born, … [Read more...] about Dental Health & Kids: A Guide for Every Age