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· October, 2013

Stories about Technology from October, 2013

International Organizations Call for a Swift Adoption of Marco Civil in Brazil

  28 October 2013

‘Internet Needs an Uncompromising “Marco Civil” in Brazil!‘, state international organizations that advocate for free speech and freedoms online in an open letter released on October 28, 2013 (on the eve of the vote on Brazil's ‘bill of rights’ for Internet users). Its opening paragraph reads:  The “Marco Civil da Internet” is...

What Has Nairobi Tech Hub Achieved?

  25 October 2013

Erik Hersmann explains what iHub, a technology hub in Nairobi, has achieved in its three and a half years of existence: [T]he iHub started in March 2010, so it’s been about 3.5 years and a lot has happened here in the intervening years. Many people ask me, “so, what has...

Future Places: Digital Media Tools for Citizenship

  24 October 2013

Future Places, a former digital media festival that is turning into a “media lab for citizenship” for its sixth edition, will take place in Porto, Portugal, from October 28 to November 2, 2013. “A festival without an audience, where everyone who is present participates and discovers in real time ways of collaborating”,...

NSA Hacked Mexican Government, According to Latest Snowden Leak

  21 October 2013

According to information leaked by Edward Snowden and reported by the German publication Der Spiegel, the NSA (National Security Agency) “has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years.”  Cory Doctorow explains more at Boing Boing: A Snowden leak, discussed in detail in Der Spiegel, shows how the NSA broke into...

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

  18 October 2013

Representatives of the organizations that manage the technical infrastructure of the Internet meeting in Montevideo,  Uruguay, have released a Declaration on the future of Internet cooperation [es], in which they analyze the problems currently affecting the future of the Internet. Among other things, they mention the importance of globally consistent...

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

  16 October 2013

Experts and scholars from Germany and Brazil will get together at a symposium to discuss Democracy in the Digital Era [pt] from October 17 to 18, 2013 in Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. The event will be broadcast live via video stream. In the morning of the...

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