Today’s Tech Sightings:
It’s no secret that Windows 10 has been collecting all sorts of “analytics” data and raising privacy concerns in the process in the absence of clarity. Microsoft has now provided more details about the sort of data its Windows 10 Creators Update will be collecting under its “basic” telemetry setting. The update is an effort to tackle the privacy outcry and is more straightforward about getting user consent for privacy settings.
Facebook in Africa will roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria and lay down fiber optic cables in Uganda in collaboration with international wireless carriers as part of a long-term investment push. Facebook now has around 170 million users in Africa and plans to court more.
A group of visionaries, architects and urban planners calling themselves the Made Collective are proposing an alternative to the wall the U.S. administrations has been calling for along the border with Mexico. The group has submitted a plan to both governments to create a new kind of high-tech state in that space called “Otra Nation.” Otra or “other” would be shared by both nations. It would have an independent government and non-voting representatives in the U.S. Congress and the Mexican legislature. And it would produce its own solar energy and be a haven for state-of-the-art technologies
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