The world’s unrelenting drive for coal power | Counting the Cost

Global carbon dioxide emissions held steady for the first time in three years in 2019. The International Energy Agency says that was thanks to a switch from coal power to renewables in advanced economies. The United Nations estimates that the world needs to reduce coal-fired electricity by two-thirds in the next 10 years, to meet … Read more The world’s unrelenting drive for coal power | Counting the Cost

Australian Dollar hits lowest point since GFC | Finance Report

As traders digested yesterday’s rise in the unemployment rate, they kept selling the Aussie dollar, sending it below 66 us cents for the first time since the GFC. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-21/australian-dollar-slumps-to-11-year-low-on-jobs-data/11987094?section=business For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Australian Dollar hits lowest point since GFC | Finance Report

The crime stats on sexual assault police don’t want you to see | ABC News

Last month the ABC published results of a national investigation into what happens after a sexual assault is reported to the police. It found officers didn’t pursue nearly 12,000 reports – or one in 12 – in the 10 years to 2017. But the exact figure couldn’t be calculated because Northern Territory Police refused to … Read more The crime stats on sexual assault police don’t want you to see | ABC News

How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead. Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene. Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe’s … Read more How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

Concerns over Chinese access to personal data gathered through TikTok | 7.30

Some of Australia’s top cyber and national security minds are concerned about how much data users hand over to the social media app TikTok and how that might be exploited. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/should-we-trust-chinese-owned-tiktok-personal-data/11962086 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us … Read more Concerns over Chinese access to personal data gathered through TikTok | 7.30

EU to unveil proposed regulations for artificial intelligence

The European Union is set to unveil its proposed regulations for artificial intelligence (AI). It is part of a plan to challenge the United States and China’s dominance in the sector. That includes committing billions of dollars in public and private funds to advance the science behind AI. Part of that investment will focus on … Read more EU to unveil proposed regulations for artificial intelligence

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk – BBC News

Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at risk. The … Read more Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk – BBC News