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Credit, related to cash transfers, is a form of informal community support, and eliminating it is both undesirable and infeasible. However, agencies should take steps to prevent highly vulnerable refugee households from falling into high levels of debt.
An unregulated economy leaves the economically disadvantaged at the mercy of the rich and powerful, this has been the case in Nigeria for a long time. With the new competition law, this could change.
Transparency is not something Big Tech is willing to fully embrace, and the (little) progress they have made in the past few years in being more transparent has come not because they wanted to, but because they have been pressured to be more transparent.
This researcher is a cyborg. Cyborgs are people with additional technological hardware connected to their bodies. The researcher is concerned that people may one day be implanted with chips without their consent.
As TikTok already stores data in the USA or Singapore, the move to Oracle-provided infrastructure is unlikely to have any tangible impact on users. The (claimed) national security concerns will likely remain – if ByteDance retains a significant share in TikTok Global.