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Big Data Can Transform the Global South’s Growing Cities

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The coming years will see a major new force dominating development: Big Data. The term refers to the vast quantities of digital data being generated as a result of the proliferation of mobile phones, the Internet and social media across the global South – a so-called […]

Big Data Can Transform the Global South’s Growing Cities

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The coming years will see a major new force dominating development: Big Data. The term refers to the vast quantities of digital data being generated as a result of the proliferation of mobile phones, the Internet and social media across the global South – a […]

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What is the UN doing with your data?

If you allow another country to gain access to really critical data about your society, over time that will erode your sovereignty, you no longer have control over that data. MI6 chief Richard Moore to BBC News (30 November 2021). Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? Roger Faligot, Chinese […]

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The Big Dump: CP’s New Operational Plan Leaves Critics With Questions Aplenty

By David South Scan Magazine (Toronto, Canada), June/July, 1997 Gloria Galloway is one of two Canadian Press staffers holding down the Ontario desk one Friday evening in May. She has the jumpy manner you’d expect from an acting news editor entangled in deadlines at the national wire service. She cheerfully describes how cooperative the Northern […]