Tag Archives: Data

The metaverse: three legal issues we need to address

CKA/Shutterstock Pin Lean Lau, Brunel University London The “metaverse” seems to be the latest buzzword in tech. In general terms, the metaverse can be viewed as a form of cyberspace. Like the internet, it’s a world – or reality, even – beyond our physical world on Earth. The difference is that the metaverse allows us to immerse a version of …

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Pooling society’s collective intelligence helped fight COVID – it must help fight future crises too

Wisiel/Shutterstock Aleks Berditchevskaia, Nesta and Kathy Peach, Nesta A Global Pandemic Radar is to be created to detect new COVID variants and other emerging diseases. Led by the WHO, the project aims to build an international network of surveillance hubs, set up to share data that’ll help us monitor vaccine resistance, track diseases and identify new ones as they emerge. …

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5G: más conexiones, más rápidas y con mayor cobertura

Shutterstock / Alexander Supertramp Carlos López Ardao, Universidade de Vigo La relación simbiótica entre las dos tecnologías más disruptivas y transformadoras del siglo XXI, las comunicaciones inalámbricas e Internet, ha alimentado un espectacular crecimiento en la demanda de datos móviles. En la actualidad, una cantidad de dispositivos sin precedentes se conecta a Internet utilizando tecnologías inalámbricas. El problema es que …

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Who controls pandemic data?

Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy. Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty Images

When the Trump administration ordered hospitals to report COVID-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they had been doing, it provoked criticism from public health experts. The White House said that the HHS system will provide more accurate data faster, but the switch did raise concerns …

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Who controls pandemic data?

Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy. Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty Images

Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy. Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty Images Julia Lane, New York University Editor’s note: When the Trump administration ordered hospitals to report COVID-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they had been doing, it provoked worries and criticism from …

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