Posts Categorized: Government & Legal

Facial recognition app to become e-gov ID service

A free app can be used as a digital identity provider in a bid to help citizens swiftly and securely access services.

Empowerment tool for women maps cases of harassment

A new app empowers women in Brazil by recording gender-based violence in public spaces.

Organization provides homeless people with an address

Using addresses of empty properties, a UK-based charity gives those who are experiencing homelessness the opportunity to register for services.

Blockchain technology used to verify votes in Sierra Leone Election

A financial company has developed proprietary software that provides end-to-end validity of votes using the bitcoin blockchain technology, used recently in Sierra Leone election.

New cryptocurrency aims to tackle climate change

A new cryptocurrency encourages environmentally-friendly businesses to offset their carbon emissions.

Nation issues a mandatory eco pledge

The island nation of Palau has changed its laws so that all visitors must sign a pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way while on the island.

AI trawls social media to help prevent suicide

A public health campaign is using artificial intelligence to examine the expressed thoughts and behaviors of social media users to help allocate care.

Bitcoin can be used to pay traffic fines in South Africa

SA company helps businesses keep on top of traffic fines incurred by staff in company cars, accepting the cryptocurrency for providing the service.

Mobile hyperspectral camera offers sample analysis in seconds

The mobile device allows users to analyse samples of material anywhere and can be used in almost any industry.

AI property management saves time and money

With an intelligent assistant interface, this new platform helps tenants and managers handle queries and routine contractual work quickly and efficiently.

Virtual aquarium tunnel speeds up security checks

A new biometric security system at Dubai International Airport will use electronic fish to enhance travel procedures.

Futuristic hoverbikes set to join Dubai’s police fleet

Currently under testing, the battery-powered vehicle could help officers fly above traffic jams in emergencies.

Pay-by-fingerprint programme for tourists goes nationwide

Japan is introducing a system that will allow tourists to use fingerprints for payments while traveling.

Dubai issues world’s first state-run cryptocurrency

The local government in Dubai has officially launched its own cryptocurrency to support faster and contactless payments.