Today’s Tech Sightings:
Most of Facebook’s one billion users scroll through their timelines unhindered and unaware that there are many others who cannot see what they see because of visual impairment. Facebook has been working to remedy the situation with a tool powered by artificial intelligence that guides blind users with a mechanical voice and identifies for them the visual elements contained on the Facebook page they are visiting.
Chinese censors are scrambling a day after the so-called Panama Papers Leak, which compromised 11 million internal documents of the law firm Mossack Fonseca. The documents reportedly reveal secret offshore holdings that can be used for tax evasion. The Chinese government has been working to remove any information from the country’s Weibo social media service and any data that could incriminate its top leadership.
OpenTraffic is an open source platform that provides city planners and traffic management agencies in the Philippines with the data they need to limit congestion and bolster traffic safety in Cebu and Manila. The platform is the result of a big data partnership between Grab, The World Bank, and the Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communications
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