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· September, 2013

Stories about Technology from September, 2013

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help

When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.

What We Watch: YouTube Video Popularity Comparison

Nairobi Mall Attack Inspires Two Online Tools for Emergencies

The Ping will help families to quickly check in with each other during an emergency while Blood Donation Kenya matches blood location centers with people willing to help with donation.

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Knell for Professional Photography?

North Korea Gets 3D Movies

Iran:Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again

Iran: Facebook, Twitter become Accessible

Hail storm Turned Islamabad White

Local Police in Bangladesh Capital Dhaka Sign Up for Facebook

It's the first time that the police department has joined Facebook, but not it's first foray into new technologies.

How Malian Citizens Help Monitor the 2013 Presidential Elections

With the support of the French-speaking Global Voices group, a project was created to support and facilitate monitoring the 2013 elections in Mali. The aim of this project was to...

Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling

VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps

UNESCO Patron of First SEE Science Promotion Conference in Serbia

Hackathon Mozambique Offers Design Contest

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