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· November, 2010

Stories about Technology from November, 2010

Cablegate: Lessons on tech for transparency

Wikileaks' release of over 250,000 United States embassy cables is one of the hottest subjects in media and government right now. Renata Avila looks at what Cablegate can teach us...

Russia: Leading Activist Blogger on How Internet Changes Politics

Marina Litvinovich, is one of the most influential activist bloggers in Russia. In an interview with Gregory Asmolov, she shares her vision of the future role of the Internet in...

Venezuela: LluviasVe.com Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Heavy Rains

LluviasVe.com [es] uses crowdsourcing to map events caused by the heavy rains in Venezuela. Users can report on floods, landslides, victims, road blocks, shelters, places to make donations and more.

Africa: Cablegate: Does the US care about Africa this much?

Bloggers react to documents published by WikiLeaks (Cablegate) that disclose classified communication between the US State department and its embassies worldwide. The documents make reference to African countries and its...

Cuba: Content of Cables

Along the Maleon says that the “Cablegate” cables that pertain to Cuba appear to be about the country's “political affairs, the country's relations with other countries and human rights.”

Philippines: Education department's twitter account

DepEd_PH is the official twitter account of the education department of the Republic of the Philippines

WikiLeaks About Korea

While Robert Koehler wrote some talking points about WikiLeaks in about Korea, Allahpundit from Hotair.com coalesced and commented on media reports on WikiLeaks regarding Korea's possible reunification and its relation with China.

Uruguay: Video Podcast About E-Government in Uruguay

Uruguay: click para actualizar [click to refresh] interviewed [es] José Clastornik, Executive Director of AGESIC [es] (E-Government, Information Society and Knowledge Agency), about the “Electronic Government” in Uruguay.

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

Erwin from The Latin Americanist summarizes some findings about U.S relations with Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina,  Colombia, and Panama from the diplomatic documents recently released by Wikileaks.

Jordan: Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” Raises Questions

The recent Wikileaks release, known as "Cablegate," featured several quotations from Jordanian officials, as well as large numbers of cables from the U.S. Embassy in Amman. Jordanian tweeters had varied...

Middle East: The Not-So-Secret US Embassy Secret Cables

While mainstream media across the Arab world gave the secret US Embassy cables released yesterday the cold shoulder, bloggers and Twitter users from the Middle East found much needed material...

Take Back the Tech to Eliminate Violence Against Women

The global campaign Take Back the Tech! started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year it is focused on developing actions that...

Russia: Phenomenal Growth of Facebook and Twitter in 2010

Facebook and Twitter audience in Russia grew 3-4 times since the beginning of the year, Vedomosti cites [RUS] comScore data. By the end of 2010, almost 6 mln of Russian netizens...

Russia: 25% of Registered Cyrillic Domains Suspended

Coordination Center for .rf (.рф) domain (ccTLD) has temporarily suspended [RUS] all domains registered by Ru-Center registrar following the scandals with the closed auctions for the most lucrative Cyrillic domains....

Korea: S.Korean Island Hit by Artillery Shots Became ‘Off-limit’

A South Korean Twitterer posted a photo of an abandoned white dog sitting on a pile of rubble of the Yeonpyeong island, a South Korean island hit last week by a North Korean artillery attack....

China: Wikileaks on Google hacking incident

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables. It cited a cable from the US embassy in Beijing, which mentioned information from “a Chinese contact”...

Brazil: Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom

Antônio Arles, from Arlesophia blog, reproduces [pt] the Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom, created by many cyberactivists during the Digital Culture Forum that took place in...

Pakistan: ISI Presence In Blogosphere Exposed

In an investigative article Pakistani blog Cafe Pyala exposes Pakistani Intelligence Service's (ISI) investment in the nation's blogosphere.

China: Time for a new conversation about privacy invasion

With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling...

Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest

Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated....

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