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· October, 2012

Stories about Technology from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Political Parties Reap the Benefits of Social Media

Social media have become a key part of daily life in Puerto Rico, a fact which has not escape the attention of the country's various political parties. Each of these...

30 October 2012

What Exactly is a Hackathon? And What is Open Data?

Technology for Transparency Network

We previously announced the next hackathon for Latin America: Developing Latin America 2012. But it's likely that some readers are not sure what a hackathon is or above all, what...

Kenya: The Influence of Technology in Governance

Africa: The Challenges of Building African Platforms

Philippines: Online Shame Campaign Against “Epal” Politicians

With less than a few months before the 2013 national elections, various groups have launched an online shame campaign against the common practice of Filipino politicians to attach their names...

27 October 2012

Ukraine: Technology for Transparent Elections

Technology for Transparency Network

Amidst mounting allegations of the ruling party's use of administrative resource during election campaign, the government has pledged to keep the Oct. 28 free and fair. Local election monitoring groups,...

25 October 2012

Russia: Cryptanalytic Vulnerabilities in the Opposition's Online Elections

RuNet Echo

The opposition's Elections Commission accidentally leaked personal voter data to one of its most dangerous enemies, Sergei Mavrodi's MMM group. How avoidable was this mistake, and does the fact that...

Manufacturing a Car in Open Source and Modular Design

Madagascar: A Case Study for Small Scale Mining

24 October 2012

Cuba: Cell Phone Use on the Rise

Chile: What is Poderopedia and How Does it Work?

Competition to Use Civic Apps Before U.S. Election

New Realities of the India-Russia Defence Partnership

India has traditionally enjoyed warm defense ties with Russia. However, New Delhi’s recent tilt towards Washington has prompted Moscow to enhance its defense and diplomatic states with other South Asian...

FIFA Approves Use of Goal-Line Technology

Yesterday, 23 October, international football association FIFA announced that Hawk-Eye and GoalRef goal-line technology can be used, starting with the Club World Cup championship in December. Read blogger responses to...

23 October 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Working with Windows 8

Madagascar: Preserving National Heritage with Video Archiving

A Civil Society Initiative has been set up to preserve the 'collective memory' of Madagascar by digitally archiving videos detailing its, often controversial, history. The Fl@H Association was set up...

Benin: Organizing Volunteer Holidays to Share Specific Expertise

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