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· March, 2011

Stories about Technology from March, 2011

Russia: “iPad 2 Smuggling in Full Blossom”

Profy writes about the attempts to smuggle iPad 2 into Russia.

China: The Interrogation (A Tale of AI and Revolution)

Stainless Steel Mouse, aka Liu Di, has seen many of her peers arrested or disappeared over the past several weeks. Looking at the unusual way in which China's failed Jasmine...

Nigeria: Buhari leads in mock online polls

Nigerian presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari leads in mock online polls: “There are now several platforms online that allow Nigerians with access to the Internet to vote for their favourite presidential...

Russia: The Most Fierce DDOS Attack On LiveJournal Analyzed

Ilya Dronov, LiveJournal's head of development, told [ru] some details about yesterday's DDOS-attack on LiveJournal, popular blogging platform in Russia. That was the most fierce attack in the history of...

India: Online Solution To Help Save On Medicines

Living in the Past has a brilliant idea – to launch an informative website (with SMS based service), which will provide information about cheap medicine with identical compositions to help...

Bangladesh: Online Payment Options

In Bangladesh, Paypal is not available and international online payment/receipt via credit card is restricted, which is a problem for the startups who want to sell products from Bangladesh and...

China: Red flag on Wall Street

Co-founder of Chinese fund management firm CDH Investments Wang Gongquan stopped by the New York Stock Exchange building today to snap a picture of the flag of the People's Republic...

Pakistan: Life Without Cellphone

The proliferation of cellphones in Pakistan has reached a new high and Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi asks “is not having a cell phone weird”?

Colombia: Fractal, a Sci-Fi event in Medellín

Juan Diego Gómez posts in his blog about Fractal'11, an event about fiction, art, science and technology that will take place in Medellín, Colombia, on April 8-9, 2011. Juan Diego...

Russia: Mapping Bribery Online

Anton Nosik shares [ru] a link to RosKomVzyatka (‘Russian Committee for Bribes’), Ushahidi-based platform that allows users to map bribes (both given and taken) anonymously. It's another transparency project after...

Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri & the potential of social media in the South Caucasus

whatwaswritten, Stealing news from Azerbaijan since 2011, translates and summarizes part of what was the last traditional radio broadcast from the Azerbaijani service of the BBC. As a result of...

Bahrain: Prominent Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif Arrested

Shortly after 3am local time, prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood al-Yousif was arrested in his home. Before leaving with police officers, the blogger tweeted, "The police are here for me." His...

Africa: Coders4Africa

Coders 4 Africa is an initiative by several gentlemen of African origin. The initiative aims at developing African software development talent by providing access to free, high quality training in...

Lebanon: Ontornet instead of Internet

Frustrated with the very slow internet connection in Lebanon, a group of Lebanese bloggers started a campaign calling it “Ontornet” (“Ontor” in the Lebanese dialect means “wait”) to do something...

South Korea: Application for Radiation Levels Checkup

As minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in South Korean atmosphere, intensifying the already heightened fear over Japan's nuclear crisis, South Korean web developers debuted an...

Russia: 2010 Cyber-Crime Market Research

Group IB, Russian cyber-security research company, publishes [ru] Russian Cyber-Crime Market in 2010 report. According to the research, Russian hackers commit nearly 35 percent of all cyber-crimes. DDOS-attacks (from $90...

Egypt: The Egyptians Book

The Egyptians Book is out! It claims to be the new book for new Egypt, set up to help Egyptians “connect and share with the people in your life.”

Barbados: Going on Facebook

“I just didn’t like the idea of credit cards. They seemed to be a device for misleading people into a pattern of life they probably wouldn’t have entered, but for...

Cuba: Is the Internet an Equalizer?

Havana Times examines the Internet in the context of socialism.

China: Opinion Battle on Baidu's Copyright Infringement

More than fifty Chinese writers have formed an alliance protesting against copyright infringement by the Baidu Wenku platform, a Chinese version of Google Books which allows users to read, share...

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