The latest police figures show that 10,818 rape cases were reported in the first quarter of 2022. South Africa has among the highest rape incidence in the world. How can gender-based violence in the country be reduced?
In Office 365 and Windows 10 lots of telemetry data is gathered and transmitted to Microsoft without Microsoft giving satisfying information about what is logged and transferred, the German Data Protection Conference says. The experts criticize that American authorities can access data stored in the European cloud without the German government having control over this.
With the mission of "building a data factor market and promoting data capitalization", the Chinese organization aims to collaborate with tech companies like Amazon AWS, Google, KPMG, Fraunhofer and others.
Technicians from overnight repair shops access personal data and sometimes also copy data from their clients' devices, researchers in Canada find. Devices belonging to females were more likely to be snooped on, and snooping tended to seek more sensitive data, including both sexually revealing and non-sexual pictures, documents, and financial information.
Mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were integrating software that sends visitor data to a Russian company called Pushwoosh, Krebs-On-Security writes.
Greece is the last country in Europe in terms of protection from gender-based violence, with fragmented services and a low level of trust of victims in the criminal justice system and in the service delivery system, the Hellenic Psychiatric Association says.
Low-wage frontline jobs, which are the ones most often deemed “essential” and require people to work in-person, are heavily staffed by women, the Economic Policy Institute says. Therefore, women have become scarcer at the top and are still overrepresented at the bottom of the wage pyramid.
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of gender-related killings increased in Western Europe by 11%; in Southern Europe the increase was 5%. In North America these killings increased by 8%, and by 5% in South America.
Studies show that one in four young women will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties.
In Shanghai, people were seen shouting slogans such as "Xi Jinping, step down" and "Communist party, step down". A female demonstrator told the BBC police officers were asked how they felt about the protests, and the answer was "the same as you". But, she said, "they wear their uniforms so they're doing their job."
Most of us are all too familiar with how, when we come to the end of a squeezy sauce bottle, the smooth flow of liquid can suddenly turn to a messy spatter. But a new mathematical model has shed light onto why this phenomenon occurs and what we could do to stop it.
Unequal distribution of access to green infrastructure in urban areas primarily occurs because of the higher land and property values new greening has been shown to produce—for the benefits of a few and the exclusion of many. A new study now suggests that cities can and should take action to ensure more socially just impacts of green financing.
Researchers at the MIT used a reinforcement learning approach that is decentralized, which means the agents learn to win the games independently, making the system more scalable. The framework could be used by a group of autonomous drones working together to find a lost hiker in a thick forest, or by self-driving cars that strive to keep passengers safe by anticipating future moves of other vehicles driving on a busy highway.