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· February, 2010

Stories about Technology from February, 2010

Sri Lanka: Best Of The Blogosphere In 2009

London, Lanka and Drums announces the best of Sri Lankan blogs in 2009.

Hungary: Students Have Had Enough of Bomb Alerts

There have been three bomb alerts in the three weeks of the second semester at Corvinus University of Budapest. After the third one this week, students started to campaign against...

Silence Speaks: Multimedia storytelling in Republic of Congo

Amy Hill, the director of Center for Digital Storytelling, describes the process and ideas behind a 4-day digital storytelling workshop in November 2009 with seven women affected by Congo-Brazzaville’s (also...

Russia and US to Broaden Collaboration Online

Vesti.ru wrote [RUS] about the visit of the U.S. “innovation delegation” [EN] led by America's Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra [EN]. The plans of the Russian-U.S. cooperation include launching e-government...

Russia: Sakhalin Island Fails to Connect to Broadband

Blogger w7062c wrote [RUS] about two unsuccessful attempts to connect Sakhalin island [EN] (island in the Pacific north closer to Japan) to the broadband network of Russia. The third attempt...

India: Indusladies Blog Contest

Blogadda informs that an International Women’s Day Blog Contest has been arranged by Indusladies, a global online community of Indian ladies. To win a cash prize or other goodies the...

Russia: Closure of Torrents.ru Makes People Suspicious of .Ru Zone

The decision to close Torrents.ru is certainly controversial and became one of the major discussion topics in the country. Going beyond the copyright concept, bloggers wonder how safe it is...

Global: Concerns About Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

The last meeting of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has provoked the protest of online communities against both its content and the circumstances of their negotiations

Guyana: Spam You!

Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.

Cuba: Hunger Striker Dies in Havana Prison

The death of the first Cuban political prisoner to die on hunger strike since 1972 is eliciting a combination of speechlessness and outrage on the web.

Vietnam: Dad asks netizens to help find missing daughter

A Vietnamese dad has been searching for his missing daiughter for 15 years. He had gone to various places to look for his daughter. Last month, he created a website...

Macau: Alternative public sphere

Chong from interlocals has a summary of a local research on the development of online alternative public sphere in Macau.

India: Sachin Tendulkar Trended On Twitter

Santosh at Über Desi informs that Indian cricketing legend “Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 200 in a one day international match against South Africa earning him 3...

India: Surviving A Fire

Kiran Jonnalagadda posts his accounts of surviving a fire in his Carlton tower office in Bangalore. Nine people have died and 70 people have been injured.

Russia: Provider Sued For Not Blocking Web Sites

The prosecutor's office of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Siberian region where most of Russia's oil comes from, filed a suit against a local Internet provider that refused to block “extremist”...

China: Toilet paper making machine

Mari introduces a machine that make toilet paper out of office recycle papers.

Russia: Torrents.Ru Shut Down

IZO reports on some Russian bloggers’ thoughts (RUS) on why “the massively popular Russian file-sharing site torrents.ru has been shut down.”

Russia: Online Media Competition Lacks Transparency

The Russian Federal Telecommunications Agency announced [RUS] a competition to support online media. Adindex.ru reports [RUS] that requirements for  lack transparency and suggests the competition is a way to encourage...

Bahrain: Blog Hacked?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati suspects that his blog has been hacked and here‘s what he did.

China: Netizens make fun of charges for hacking Google

The so-called ‘Operation Aurora’, which attacked Google and at least 33 other western conglomerates, allegedly originated from two Chinese universities, according to a recent New York Times story. One of...

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