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· January, 2014

Stories about Technology from January, 2014

Films on Digital Security Turn a Shade of Noir

Tactical Technology Collective, an organization dedicated to the use of information in activism, has produced a series of short films that focus on digital security and privacy. The movies are...

According to Google Autocomplete ‘Colombia is Passion’ and ‘Mexico is Culture’

Colombian blogger Javier Moreno typed “[Name of country] is” on Google search to see auto-complete suggestions for each country in Latin America and Europe. He modeled his experiment after the...

3 Out of The Top 10 Most Inspirational Bangladeshis are Tech-Centric

While commenting on the a list of 10 most inspirational Bangladeshis around the world published by the London-based organization ‘British-Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration’, blogger Aminul Islam Sajib points out that...

A Business Model Competition to Ignite Start Ups in Madagascar

Harinjaka, founder of the co-working space Habaka and Madagascar-based blogger, created the 2014 Antananarivo Start Up Cup [fr] whose objective is to select and support the best business ideas in Madagascar. He...

Why the Caribbean Should Pay Attention to the Net Neutrality Decision

ICT Pulse takes a look at the recent decision about net neutrality in the United States and the potential consequences for the Caribbean.

Kenya Blog Awards 2014 Open for Submissions

The 2014 BAKE Kenyan Blog awards is now accepting submissions until February 10, 2014. Users can vote online from March 1 to April 30, 2014 for their favorite blogs in 17 different...

WeChat Users Send Virtual Envelopes Worth Real Money for Chinese New Year

In China, it is tradition to give red envelopes containing money as gifts during the Lunar New Year holiday. The red color symbolizes good luck.

Guyanese Website Could Be Game Changer in Regional Crime Fighting

Crimefighting in Guyana is changing thanks to a new website - and there's hope that the technology could tip the balance in favour of the good guys throughout the region.

Critical Cybersecurity Issues for the Caribbean

ICT Pulse names the three cybersecurity resolutions it thinks Caribbean organisations should make this year.

Fairy Tales in the 21st Century

On the column Breviario [es] from the website El MalPensante [es], Argentinian author Hernán Casciari [es] concludes that many timeless fairy tales that are part of children's imagination and many...

The Other Side of Social Media

That’s Twitter – it makes a joke out of serious issues and takes jokes seriously. - comments blogger Purba Ray while discussing Sunanda Pushkar’s sudden death who underwent a Twitter...

The Biggest Indian Blogging Conference In February 2014

The WIN – Blogadda conference will take place in Mumbai on February 9, 2014. This conference is claimed to be the the biggest offline Indian blogger conference where a mix...

Massive Credit Card Data Theft Hits 20 Million South Koreans

In an effort to quell public anger, authorities have released tougher regulations, but people remain livid.

Zhihu: A New Space for Questions and Discussion in China

Since China's crackdown on the most popular social media Sina Weibo, a new online platform Zhihu has become popular among public intellectuals as a space for rich discussion. Similar to...

South Korea: I Would Rather Sell My Personal Info

Personal information of about 20 million people, which amounts to two fifth of the entire South Korean population, has been compromised in the country's worst identity theft. Customers of the affected three...

As Darkness Falls – Berlin Conference

Berlin is welcoming the digital intelligentsia to a conference this weekend (January 25-26) on “self-empowerment in the age of digital control”. Speakers at the event, As Darkness Falls, include Jacob...

Young Romanian Builds First Car Entirely Made of LEGO Blocks

20-year-old Raul Oaida from Romania has built what many dreamed of as children – the world’s first life-size LEGO car. The car, including the engine which actually runs, was built...

Iran:Tehran Welcomes China's Help to Launch the National Internet

Iranian authorities in the Ministry of Information recently met with their Chinese counterparts and said they welcome China's experience to launch Iran's national internet.” Amin Sabeti tweeted: #China will help...

How Much Longer Can Russia's Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, Survive at Vkontakte?

Today, the notoriously Kremlin-connected newspaper Izvestia published an article claiming that Durov had resigned as head of Vkontakte, taking most of the staff with him to work on another project.

Talking Trash In Chennai – Through Blogs

There are about 4,500 tons of waste generated in Indian city of Chennai per day. Talking Trash in Chennai blog discusses how to deal with them.

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