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· April, 2014

Stories about Technology from April, 2014

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

From Igor Sechin to Dick Cheney: the End of Russia's Zuckerberg

In February, Vkontakte's CEO joked in public that nothing would reverse Facebook’s “slow death.” What’s died instead, it seems, is Durov’s opposition to the world’s largest social network.

Catching Up with the Togolese E-Waste 3D Printer Makers

Collaborative Economy Visionaries Gather at OuiShare Fest 2014 in Paris

“HeartBleed”: Defect in Information Encryption Threatens Internet User Security

"Catastrophic is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11."

GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup

Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

LiveJournal Fights Coming Censorship, But Don't Tell Anyone

Some RuNet giants are already fighting back against coming law that may be used to censor opposition bloggers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Green Business

Iran:Remember Jailed Gadget Bloggers

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

Cameroonian Bloggers ‘Are the Future, and We Are Writing That Future Now’

An interview with Florian Ngimbis, president of the Cameroonian Bloggers Association, about language, the country's poor Internet penetration and more.

Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

A Russian initiative to expand regulation over bloggers is still just a bill in the legislature, but it’s already harming the country's Internet freedom.

Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

Caribbean: Kids & Technology

Trinidad & Tobago: End of Traditional IT?

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas Lit Fest Embraces Audio Technology

Exploring Trinidad & Tobago's Digital Divide (Part 2)

In the second installment of our post about the digital divide in Trinidad and Tobago, Global Voices talks with Kenfield Griffith, CEO of mSurvey, the company that conducted the research.

“Blogs are the Vinyl Records of the Internet”

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