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· October, 2013

Stories about Technology from October, 2013

30 October 2013

South Korea Wants to Regulate Online Gaming Like Drugs and Alcohol

Earlier this month, South Korean lawmakers proposed a bill that regulates online gaming in a similar fashion to drugs and alcohol because of its addictive elements.

27 October 2013

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

The Codefather

The Bridge

The world's first Internet search engine has Caribbean roots.

24 October 2013

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part II)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you the second part of the compendium of what happened.

Future Places: Digital Media Tools for Citizenship

22 October 2013

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part I)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for the Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you a brief summary of what happened in some of the participating countries.

WhatsApp Sex Tape in Brazil Prompts Internet Meme Blaming Victim

A 19-year-old is the latest victim of a private sex tape going public without consent. The incident has sparked a debate about women's sexual liberty in Brazil.

20 October 2013

Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed

A number of websites, among them popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest, have been blocked in Morocco. Also, one of the main independent media outlets, Lakome, has been censored.

18 October 2013

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

The Bridge

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she's regained. Will social media "deserter" Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

17 October 2013

After a Fatal Car Crash, Tajik President is Told to “Get His House in Order”

A relative of the Tajik president has left the country after causing a fatal accident. Netizens now scorn at police and urge the president to keep his family in check.

Here's An Effective Way To Change Bangladesh: Community Building Via Facebook Group

16 October 2013

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

Tajikistan Introduces Controversial “Ethics Code” For Internet Users

As Tajikistan adopts ethical guidelines for the users of internet services and personal electronic devices, netizens fear that he authorities might use the document to control free expression.

Is Japan Ready to Host the Paralympics?

Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.

14 October 2013

Can This Be Home? Borderlessness & The Internet Citizen

The Bridge

Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.

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