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The Australian Government is encouraging local councils to find technology solutions to improve suburbs and cities. Speaking at a Future Cities Summit in Brisbane last week, Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities, announced a series of stakeholder roundtables to be held in September to kick-start the AU$50 million (US$38 million) Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme. A key […]

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Inspired by dialogue at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, 13 July 2016, representatives of IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE, CEN-CENELEC and ETSI convened at a follow-up meeting initiated by IEC to discuss means of accelerating and better aligning their standardization work in support of Smart Cities. The shared commitment to cooperation resulting from the […]

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# Japan announced that the Olympic medals for the 2020 Games in Tokyo could be made from recycled e-waste. Japan produced 17.3 kilograms of electronic waste per person in 2013, and the Nikkei Asian Review reported that the recovered gold and silver from small consumer electronics in Japan is equivalent to 16% and 22% of the world’s total […]

Blog ifip BLG

When it comes to improving the quality of life for developing nations, education has a huge role to play. This is why the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) – the global professional body for those working in information and communication technology (ICT) – places a heavy emphasis on efforts to accelerate the United Nations […]

Blog olympic BLG

  The broadcasting of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 has set new records, thanks in part to the use of the latest information and telecommunications technologies (ICTs). As a former Olympic athlete, I have had the wonderful opportunity to take part in several Olympic Games, first as a competitive swimmer and in the case of […]

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a growing global trend. Most recently, Australian police have begun investigating reports that thousands non-consensual explicit images of underage schoolgirls have been uploaded to a website by their male peers. Widespread cyberbullying on Twitter also led to unfounded rumors that the platform would shut down in 2017. (Several international figures, including international celebrities and […]

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Facebook’s recently introduced OpenCellular project hopes to deliver wireless Internet access to the 10 per cent of the world’s population that lives in the most remote places – outside the range of existing cellular networks, and with no access to the Internet. OpenCellular is linked to a flurry of recent Facebook projects to connect the 4 billion still […]

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