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· August, 2007

Stories about Technology from August, 2007

India: Privacy and Terrorism

Does anti-terrorism policy justify loss of privacy online? Arzan Sam Wadia has more.

Bahrain: Hand-Picked Podcasts

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.

Japan: Living in the Internet Cafe

Mari summarized a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare concerning the social status of people who linger in the the Internet cafe: The reason why people stay...

Bahamas: End of the Monopoly?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com thinks that a Supreme Court action questioning the constitutionality of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s monopoly on the industry could be “great news” for consumers.

Thailand: Online Video Sites Down, YouTube Works

Bangkok Pundit says Thai people can now access the previously banned YouTube site but couple of other video sites are not working.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Salesmanship

Caribbean Public Relations blogs about “a perfect example of poor customer service and salesmanship.”

Jordan: Urban Development on Facebook

Ahmad Humeid from Jordan writes about a new Facebook group which aims to discuss urban development in the the kingdom.

Japan: Life out of a Manga Kissa

Results of a survey just released by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has found that thousands of people across Japan bordering on poverty live their lives out...

China: Feedburner Blocked Again

William Long reported: Feedburner, the most popular and powerful worldwide RSS service provider, is blocked by Chinese authorities. Last year, Feedburner had also been blocked temporarily.

China: Websites Forced To Close By Police

Vapano from a data company D2EX reported that many Internet Data Centers have received notices from Gong-an (Police department) which forced them to close down thousands of websites. To prevent...

Chile: Budgetary Needs for OLPC Project

The One Laptop Per Child project in Chile outlines the budgetary needs for their upcoming public information campaign [ES], which includes letters and outreach to schools.

Chinese cartoon cops patrolling websites

From September, 1st, Beijing’s new virtual cops will be active on 13 of China’s portals, including China’s biggest blog-hosting services, Sohu.com and Sina.com. By the end of the year, the...

Israel: Big Brother Watching You

If you are on the Internet, Big Brother is watching you, warns Batya from Israel.

Morocco: 2 Million Blogs Banned

MoTIC (fr) provides us with statistics on Livejournal, which has been blocked in Morocco for over a year, as well as other blocked sites.

France: The use of the French language in international communication.

The general delegation for the French language and languages in France, a branch of the Ministry of Culture and Communication recently published a report on the use of the French...

China: Barcamp 2007

Riku from China blogger network reminded the readers that Barcamp 2007 (zh) will be taking place in Shanghai (Sept 8) and Beijing soon (Sept 2). It is an opportunities for...

Jordan: I Hate Iraqis Group on Facebook

“When Facebook.com was created, its creators never thought it would one day be a place for racist fights,” writes Jordanian Ahmad Al Ghasmary, who writes about his disappointment with the...

Morocco: Cat in Rabat's Reincarnation

A favorite Moroccan blogger, Cat in Rabat announces her blogging reincarnation and move to the Spanish blogosphere, as La Gatita Gringa.

Morocco: The iPhone unlocked?

A Moro in America reports that the iPhone has been unlocked, adding: “I am sure the iPhone will be the next 3ya9a gadget in Morocco :)”

South Africa: The biggest online publishers in South Africa

Who are leading in the online publishing industry in South Africa?: “There are spreadsheets that show monthly figures for unique browsers locally and internationally organised by publisher or by site.”

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