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· April, 2013

Stories about Technology from April, 2013

Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg, Fights for Control of His Creation

Something strange is happening with Vkontakte, Russia’s homegrown version of Facebook. In the last couple of months, the company’s founder and current head, Pavel Durov, has suffered three very public...

#FLISOL 2013: Hundreds of Latin Americans Installing Free Software

Data Journalism Handbook Now in Spanish

Mapping Tool to Track Insecticide-Resistant Mosquitoes

Tokyo Joins NASA's App Challenge

Eric Schmidt and North Korea's Internet Dilemma

Developing Latin America: A Summary

Ghana's First Ever Social Media Award Winners

The results are in for Ghana's first ever social media awards.

“TrashOut”: RuNet's Interactive Map of Illegal Dumps

A new 'illegal dumps' interactive map has been launched in Russia for iOS and Android devices. The first of its kind in Russia, it allows users to mark unauthorized landfill...

Your Legal Guide to Digital Security for Arab Human Rights Activists

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, in Egypt, issued a “legal guide to digital security” as part of its digital freedoms programme. The guide was produced for campaigners...

Chinese Earthquake as Seen on Weibo

YouTube Lags in South Korea While Internet Zips By

In South Korea where net users are accustomed to whizzing along with one of the fastest Internet connection speeds in the world, YouTube's sluggish performance is a source of constant...

Monsanto Nominated for Puerto Rico's Agricultural Hall of Fame

As soon as the non-profit organization Acción y Reforma Agrícola announced that it nominated the agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto to the Hall of Fame of Puerto Rican Agriculture, many grassroots...

Iran: 60% of Population Online

Catalan Wikipedia Reaches 400,000 Article Milestone

The Catalan edition of Wikipedia Viquipèdia, a fundamental support to a language and culture historically discriminated against because it belongs to a stateless nation, has registered a record number of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Digital Expo, V2.0

Before Trial, Navalny Nominated as Russia's “Political Enlightener”

As Alexey Navalny is gearing up for his embezzlement show-trial in Kirov, there is at least one silver lining: he made it on the short-list of the Russian award Politprosvet...

Great Broadband Wagon Rolls Out in Australia

The Opposition’s national broadband policy, released on 9 April 2013, was always going to be highly contentious in Australia. It is not just for geeks but also looms as a...

Why is WeChat So Popular in China?

Fancy Cars and Booze Fuel Russian Online Petitions

A Russian government online petition platform went live on April 2. RuNet Echo takes a look at how it works in practice.

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