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· June, 2006

Stories about Technology from June, 2006

Myanmar: Google Blocked?

Search Engine Journal links to a Times of India report that mentions Myanmar's blocking of Google's search engine and email service. Referring to China, where Google started a censored local...

BarCamp / BlogCamp

India is going to have a BlogCamp in September. “This barcampish event will be India's biggest and most comprehensive blog event ever conducted. This event will aim to push the...

Albania: “Cellphones Can Seriously Damage Your Pocket”

No competition between the only two Albanian mobile phone operators makes protesting against high prices ineffective, writes Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana.

China: Hopes, one day

Journalist-blogger Taras posts a list [zh] today of all the things he hopes yet to do: 1. Be a foreign correspondent in any country; 2. Find the one thing that...

Israel: Major Israeli websites hacked

Hundreds of websites were damaged by hackers in recent hours, following the righteous IDF activity in Gaza to go in after one of her citizens. This is the largest, most...

Peru: Wireless Networks in Developing Countries

Luis Gustavo Lira announces the Spanish translation of “Wireless Networks in Developing Countries,” (ES) a Creative Commons-licensed book which covers “the basic physics of radio and the development of networks,...

DRC: Kishasa on Google Earth

Kim Gjerstad reports that Google Earth has mapped DRC capital Kinshasa

What are Indian Bloggers Talking About?

What are Indian Bloggers Talking About? Rudest City, Food, Weddings and Technology...

Malaysia: Cellphone Airtime Scam

Adam at ah ok lah! writes about a new cellphone airtime scam that Malaysian are encountering. He also posts a Malaysian version of a popular email scam.

Ethiopia: Hi-tec war against bloggers

Ethiopian Life comments on Ethiopia's crackdown against bloggers at home and in the Diaspora….”An office is being opened at the old airport area in Addis Ababa to conduct this warfare....

Africa: What Internet Brings

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new...

Barbados: New drivers’ licences

Barbados Free Press is concerned that the integration of of fingerprinting technology into the new drivers’ licences the Barbados government has commissioned from a US company may have “far-reaching implications...

Nigeria: Youth Forum

Nigerian Technology blogger, Oro comments on the Nigerian Youth Council which he hopes to rescue “from its destructive path”….I began the week with an opportunity-turned-sour involving a Presidential Youth Forum...

Africa: Using Mobile phone technology

The African Uptimist reports on a the use of mobile phones with cameras that is being used to “capture microfinance data in developing countries. ..…”In Africa, the shortage or inadequacy...

Cuba: Foreign students deprived of internet access

Medicina Cubana reproduces a news agency article stating that foreign medical students at the Morón School of Medical Science have had no internet access for the past several weeks. The...

Barbados: The election will be wired

Citing a Wired article about Rupert Murdoch and Barbados’ status as one of the Caribbean territories with the highest internet penetration, Barbados Free Press predicts that “the internet, citizen journalism,...

Ecuador: Minutes of YouTube Fame

In a post titled “Minutes of Fame on YouTube” Eduardo Ochoa says he didn't have to film himself dancing ridiculously or falling into a creak to reach YouTube fame. Instead,...

Philippines: Metro Manila Google Earth Images

Urbano dela Cruz is excited by Google Earth's recent updates to Metro Manila images. The blogger links to a Wiki titled Google Earth Philippines where he is inviting others to...

Argentina: A Day Without Internet

Mariano Amartino (ES) and “La Propaladora” describe a day without internet in Buenos Aires as Fibertel, the capital's main high bandwidth internet service provider, stopped functioning for eight hours.

Peru: Microsoft Office in Quechua

Peruvian blogger Pierina, who blogs at Markefilm (ES) has published her first article in the newspaper El Comercio, which describes Microsoft's upcoming support of Quechua (ES) in the next edition...

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