SVB Collapse Threatens Africa’s Fragile Tech Sector

The implosion of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is sending shockwaves around the world, reaching all the way to Africa, where fragile tech startups are worried that more banks will fail, destroying their supply of much-needed venture capital.

A vendor talks on a smartphone inside a market on Broad Street in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Africa's most populous nation heads to the polls on Saturday, and the next president will inherit an economy and country on its knees. Photographer: Benson Ibeabuchi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Report: India Seeks Restrictions on Cheap Chinese Smartphone Sales

New Delhi is allegedly seeking ways to prevent Chinese smartphone manufacturers from selling their devices for less than 12,000 rupees ($150) within India as part of an effort to protect domestic technology companies struggling to compete with the cheap phone makers, Bloomberg reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.

Children play games on their mobile phones at a street corner in Mumbai on September 6, 2021. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

Liz Cheney’s Husband’s Law Firm Advises CCP-Linked Technology Firm

Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) husband’s law firm, Latham & Watkins, has advised a Chinese Communist Party-linked technology company named Tencent Music Entertainment or “TME.” Liz Cheney is up for reelection in Wyoming’s August 16 primary against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, who has been outspoken against the CCP.

In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Sen. Anthony Bouchard, of Cheyenne, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 accused Cheney of being "out of touch" with Wyoming for her vote to impeach President Donald Trump in …

Report: Japan to Limit Facial Recognition Tech Exports to China

Japan’s federal government is allegedly planning to limit exports of artificial intelligence (A.I.)-powered facial recognition software to China to prevent Beijing from using such technology to “surveil and persecute” ethnic minorities in China, particularly in its westernmost region of Xinjiang, the online newspaper Taiwan News reported on Monday.

A man watches as a visitor tries out a facial recognition display at a booth for Chinese tech firm Ping'an Technology at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, Thursday, April 26, 2018. The GMIC features current and future trends in the mobile Internet industry by some major foreign …

Indian Police Seek 100+ Twitter Users for Inciting Anti-Islam Mobs

Police in India’s northeastern Tripura state have launched criminal cases against 102 Twitter account holders for allegedly “spreading fake and distorted information” that police say incited mob attacks on local buildings affiliated with Muslim residents in October, Asian News International (ANI) reported Saturday.

Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration in Dhaka on October 18, 2021 to protest against the fresh religious violence against Hindus in the country. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP) (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)