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· July, 2011

Stories about Technology from July, 2011

Africa: Prefix Taps Into Africa’s Digital Realm

Prefix taps into Africa’s digital realm, Bontle Moeng reports: “Prefix Technology, a software design company is developing mobile applications and content management tools (cms) for Africa’s online publishing companies. In...

South Africa: WordCamp Cape Town 2011

Get ready for WordCamp Cape Town 2011: “WordCamp Cape Town is scheduled for 15th September 2011 and will serve as a platform for discussing the latest trends in WordPress, targeting...

Nepal: It is Code of Ethics, Not Censorship!

Bhumika Ghimire comments on the code of ethics signed by 10 Nepali bloggers which turned controversial: “this code of ethics is part of that effort to help the community, it...

SEE: Danica Radovanovic's Interview on Online Social Interactions

At Open Society Foundations’ Blog, an interview with Danica Radovanovic of Digital Serendipities, covering “various topics related to digital use, online social interactions, digital divide, social networks and young adults...

Kenya: Facebook Should Unfriend John Mwau

A Kenyan blogger, Daudi Were, has raised an interesting question about whether the U.S. government will be willing to enforce the Kingpin Act against Facebook for apparently doing business with...

Cuba: MSM Paying Attention

Pedazos de La Isla takes heart in the fact that “various English-language news sources have been brave enough to publish the truth about the Caribbean island”, saying: “In Cuba, there...

Cuba: Internet Restrictions

Uncommon Sense says that despite the arrival of “an underwater cable reached Cuba from Venezuela” designed to improve Internet access to the island, ” the regime has intensified its control...

South Korea: 35 Million Users’ Information Leaked in Cyber Attack

Thirty-five million Koreans’ information stored in the South Korean portal site Nate and Cyworld, was hacked in cyber attack from China. One net user from Daum Agora website blamed [ko]...

Vietnam: More than 500 Attended Barcamp Saigon

The fourth Barcamp in Saigon was held last Sunday, July 24, at RMIT International University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was the biggest Barcamp in Saigon in terms...

Poland: The State of Reading

A few weeks ago, a new social campaign - Reading in Poland - was launched by one of Poland's largest daily newspapers due to the fact that reading rates in...

Africa: First African Demo of Sixth Sense Technology

Bontle Moeng blogs about the first African demo of sixth sense technology: “Basically, Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone—which acts as the computer and...

Puerto Rico: Libraries and Reading

Gil the Jenius puts forward a theory about why “there are no decent libraries on the island”, adding that with the current levels of Internet penetration, “We don't have any...

Africa: Membership Opens For mLab SA

Application for membership for mLab Southern Africa has opened: “The mLab SA provides incubation support to mobile developers and entrepreneurs through the following services: subsidised office space with meeting rooms...

Kyrgyzstan: Government Bans News Websites from the Election Campaign

Ahead of the presidential elections to be held in Kyrgyzstan on 30 October, 2011, the Central Elections Committee (CEC) came out with a controversial decision, barring web-based news media from...

EU, Poland: Airport Body Scanners; Shaminder Puri's Case

Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska of Europe of Human Rights writes on BlogActiv.eu about airport body scanners, “human dignity” and the case of Shaminder Puri, a British Sikh who was harassed at the...

Sri Lanka: One Million Users On Facebook

Amitha Amarasinghe informs that Sri Lanka became the 76th country to reach one million users on Facebook. “This is a penetration of 4.66% into Sri Lanka’s entire population”, says Amitha.

Nepal: Bloggers Sign Code of Ethics

A historic moment in citizen journalism in Nepal happened today as Nepali bloggers signed their own code of conduct, reports Ujjwal Acharya. The Code of Ethics for bloggers is a...

Jamaica: An Anime Nation to be Reckoned With

Jamaipanese says that this year's Anime Nation was “bigger and better” than its inaugural event, calling it “an epic event for fans of anime, cosplay, video games and Japan as...

Jamaica: Unimpressed with Minaj

Active Voice publishes a guest post about singer Nicki Minaj's performance at Jamaica's recent Reggae Sumfest: “Minaj messed up when she displayed such flagrant disrespect to Jamaica by announcing that...

Russia: Policeman that Promised to “Rob and Kill” Dismissed

A policeman that was caught on camera saying that if he would be dismissed he would “go to the streets to rip, rob, and kill” (video [ru]) was dismissed, lenta.ru...

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