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· August, 2012

Stories about Technology from August, 2012

30 August 2012

Central African Republic: Less than 3% have Access to Electricity

Tracking Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World

Some 700,000 people die annually from fake malaria and tuberculosis drugs alone. The WHO reports that the annual earnings from substandard or counterfeit drugs stand at about USD 200 billion....

27 August 2012

EU in Crisis: First E-Book by Global Voices

"EU in crisis" is the first production of our new Global Voices Books project and includes the best material from social conversation, participation and mobilization boosted by citizens going through...

24 August 2012

India: Social Media Censorship to Contain ‘Cyber-Terrorism'?

'Are we going to follow the footsteps of Pakistan and China and turn into a Blockistan?' The Indian government has cracked down on various social media sites; some Facebook pages...

India: Govt. Guidelines For #SocialMedia Use

Tanzania, Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi ‘Tweets’ from Grave

"@zittokabwe please be better than I was. Not fun up here I am preparing 2 pay for some of this." A post-death tweet from Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to...

23 August 2012

Caribbean: The Number Portability Game

India: Social Media Blamed for Fueling Assam Unrest

'A temporary ban was put on bulk SMS and MMS. Local police swung into action and began arresting people forwarding ‘hate' SMS examples. Social media sites were warned to monitor...

20 August 2012

Pakistan: Government Suspends Mobile Services in Major Cities on Eid

"So whats the guarantee terrorists won't strike tomorrow or the day after? Why not close cell phone services, like forever?" A Pakistani netizen reacts to the temporary cell phone ban,...

17 August 2012

Russia: Millions of Taxpayer Rubles Earmarked for Facebook “Likes”

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, Aleksei Navalny took aim at a pending state tender for advertising services to aid the state-owned broadcasting company The Voice of Russia. The dispute surrounding VoR and...

16 August 2012

Uganda: Anonymous Backs Gay Pride, Hacks Government Websites

"Hacking government websites to “help” victims of state-sponsored homophobia? Who does that? I think this extremist violent intervention MUST STOP." - Ugandan gay rights activist.

14 August 2012

Malaysia: Blackout Protest Against Internet Censorship Legislation

"#Stop114A could be Malaysia's most successful digital civil movement. Hacktivism at its best. Let's make it happen people."

Global Voices Podcast: More From #GV2012

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you'll hear more from our Summit which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, back in July, including some of our contributors and selected...

Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid

In what is believed to be an attempt to please the United States without angering local voters, the Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid, one of the world's largest BitTorrent...

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