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How democracies can win the tech race

Winning demands a united front; just as the West came together to stop the spread of communism COMMENT | YLLI BAJRAKTARI & ANDRE LOESEKRUG-PIETRI | The world is on the precipice of a technological cold war. As authoritarian regimes develop new digital tools that endanger open societies and threaten democratic values, …

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Big tech shocks electric utilities

Whether or not the climate is getting warmer, the sector is getting hotter and sparks are flying COMMENT | TODD G. BUCHHOLZ & MICHAEL MINDLIN | If John D. Rockefeller were around today, he’d be screwing a Google Nest, the pioneering smart thermostat  into the wall of his home. The notoriously …

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Huawei’s DigiTruck reaches Teso Sub Region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Huawei Technologies launched the DigiTruck in Teso Sub-region in eastern Uganda to equip youth, farmers, and local district officials with digital skills. “Digitruck project would create sustainable livelihood opportunities for the informal sector by enabling small business owners to participate in regional and national trade,” …

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UPPC to digitize 80% of product offerings by 2026

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) has Thursday unveiled a Five-year strategic plan (2023-2028) in which the chief government printer aims at harnessing the power of technology to enhance their products. UPP Managing Director Prof. Sudi Nangoli assured that the strategic plan will see …

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Closing the clean-tech gap

The sins of the past should not crowd out a clear-eyed climate strategy, especially in the UK and EU COMMENT | BENEDICT MACON-COONEY & TONE LANGENGEN | In the debate about how to curb global warming, climate action is often confused for climate justice. Many European countries (including the United Kingdom) …

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Israel to sign largest missile deal with Germany

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua |  Israel announced on Thursday that it will sell its most advanced missile defense system Arrow-3 to Germany, marking the country’s largest-ever military deal. The Israeli and German defense ministries “will sign the landmark 3.5-billion-U.S. dollar defense agreement,” the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement. …

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