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· November, 2012

Stories about Technology from November, 2012

29 November 2012

Developing Latin America Hackathon Draws Near!

Technology for Transparency Network

We are only 2 days short of commencing the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012. Anca Matioc, who is in charge of organising the event, spoke with us about the...

23 November 2012

Zambian Phone Apps Gather Country's News in One Place

After an Android phone app that allows Zambians to participate in the on-going constitution making process was developed, a couple of new apps, Zambia News Daily and The Zambian, which...

Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

Technology for Transparency Network

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional...

21 November 2012

Malaysian Residents Oppose Rare Earths Refinery

Malaysia is set to build the world's largest rare earths refinery after the High Court rejected petitions opposing the project. In response environment groups, residents, and concerned citizens have vowed...

YouTube Temporarily Lands on Russia's Internet Blacklist

19 November 2012

Confessions of Paid Political Trolls in South Korea

The practice of hiring trolls to hijack the comment section in online political posts is an open secret in South Korea. These paid commenters copy-and-paste slanderous messages crafted by their...

Ibero-America: Free Software Assessment Report 2012

On World Toilet Day, Introducing the Crap Map Project

17 November 2012

Sierra Leone: Mapping Out Real-Time Election Data

Sierra Leone holds its third national election since the end of their civil war on 17 November, 2012. A coalition of monitoring organisations in the country, National Election Watch, will...

14 November 2012

Latin American Youth Against Corruption

Technology for Transparency Network

Andrea Arzaba shares a video where she interviews Latin American youth leading projects in favor of transparency and accountability. These young leaders participated in the Third Global Voices Against Corruption...

12 November 2012

An Online Project for Monitoring the State of Russia's Roads

RuNet Echo

The RosYama project is a method of monitoring the state of the roads and their compliance with latest government standards. Anyone who notices a roadway that fails to meet these...

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