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Malaysian Court Uses A.I. to Determine Sentence in Criminal Case

Courts across the Malaysian states of Sabah, Sarawak, and the national capital city of Kuala Lumpur have used an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) system to determine and assign sentences in criminal cases since February 2020, with the pilot program set to end by April 2022, the digital news platform Mashable Southeast Asia reported on Wednesday.

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) is escorted by Malaysian police for her trial at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 16, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. - A Malaysian judge will on …

IMF Demands El Salvador Give Up on Bitcoin

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday “urged” El Salvador’s government to rescind the legal tender status it bestowed to Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, in September 2021, indicating that its failure to do so could hinder El Salvador’s intention of securing a future loan from the financial institution.

Largest Nordic bank Nordea bans employees' bitcoin trade

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)

Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak amid Cyber Ransom Reports

Saudi Aramco confirmed on Wednesday that a “limited amount” of its company data held by third-party contractors was recently leaked amid reports that an unidentified extortionist is holding a terabyte of the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s data hostage and demanding a $50 million ransom for its deletion, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Amin Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, speaks during the fourth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference at the capital Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel on January 27, 2021. - Saudi Arabia opened a two-day Davos-style investment forum, with dozens of global policy makers and business tycoons …

Former Facebook Executive Launches Climate Change Pressure Group

A former Facebook executive has launched a climate change advocacy group designed to pressure corporations into taking strong stances on climate policy. The new arm-twisting tactic? Mobilizing regular employees to agitate against management from within company walls.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Students take part in a "Fridays for Future" climate change rally on November 29, 2019 in London, England. The youth strike movement to demand action on climate change started in August 2018, led by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)