The aviation industry can hit emissions goals, but new fuels need to take flight first

The aviation industry can hit emissions goals, but new fuels need to take flight first Top Digital Buy
Aviation is an industry that’s notoriously difficult to decarbonize. Strict operating and safety requirements limit what technology can be used. Equipment has a long lifetime, so a plane built today will still be flying in 2050. That means technical progress needs to happen quickly to make a dent in emissions decades in the future. “If … Read more

Chinese hackers exploited years-old software flaws to break into telecom giants

Chinese hackers exploited years-old software flaws to break into telecom giants Top Digital Buy
The campaign’s success is a dramatic illustration of the danger software flaws pose even years after they’re discovered and made public. Zero-day attacks — hacks exploiting previously unknown weaknesses — pack a punch and demand attention. But known flaws remain potent because networks and devices can be difficult to update and secure with limited resources, … Read more

Malaysia’s LGBTQ activists, and 4Chan’s toxic AI

Malaysia's LGBTQ activists, and 4Chan's toxic AI Top Digital Buy
Vile online abuse escalated into accusations she was to blame for the outbreak of covid-19 in Malaysia, death threats, and eventually being arrested and charged with “insulting Islam.” Earlier this year, she fled to Australia to escape a court hearing.Although Nur Sajat’s story is by far the most high-profile, it is just one of many … Read more

Cryptocurrency fuels new business opportunities

Cryptocurrency fuels new business opportunities Top Digital Buy
Joseph Lupo agrees. Lupo is a general manager with CoinBits, which helps businesses and investors securely build, manage, and protect their money in a private bitcoin portfolio. “We saw a demand for higher net-worth individuals and businesses who want to invest in this new asset class,” says Lupo. “They need an on-ramp and someone they … Read more

Meet the LGBTQ activists fighting to be themselves online in Malaysia

Meet the LGBTQ activists fighting to be themselves online in Malaysia Top Digital Buy
Many online attacks on LGBTQ Malaysians start with their fellow social media users (although some suspect that political or religious groups may be helping coordinate them). Individual threats can escalate. When a social media post or account is deemed “insulting to Islam” and reported to police, for example, the poster can face state surveillance, arrest, … Read more

Building a better society with better AI

“As humans, we are highly biased,” says Beena Ammanath, the global head of the Deloitte AI Institute, and tech and AI ethics lead at Deloitte. “And as these biases get baked into the systems, there is very high likelihood of sections of society being left behind — underrepresented minorities, people who don’t have access to … Read more