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· May, 2014

Stories about Technology from May, 2014

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

Andrea Collazo publishes [es] on Profesora de Informática [Computing teacher] her first free e-book: Security, browsers, e-mail, office automation, storage in “The Cloud”, messaging, multimedia, image treatament, accesories. Meet the...

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

Saul Equihua writes [es] on Infotecarios about open access in México: On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Mexico moved ahead by adding and reforming the Legislation of Science and Technology, the...

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

Now Russia Wants to Tighten the Noose Around News-Aggregation Sites

Russian lawmakers are taking steps to classify news-aggregating websites as mass media, which would require companies like Yandex to register with the government and face stricter regulations.

Reference Services in Library and the Web

Samuel Castro Ponce writes [es] on Infotecarios about reference services [es] or librarian consultaton, history, features and evolution: Evidently, synchronized referece services are evolving. Now there is a trend of...

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

Jaider Ochoa-Gutiérrez wonders [es] on Infotecarios if ordinary librarians are updated on technological issues that influence their profession, such as content curation, big data, labs among others, and answers from...

China Puts Squeeze on WeChat and Other Messaging Apps

China cracks down on instant messaging platforms including the WeChat messaging application ahead of the 25th anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen.

Podcast: History of the Internet in China

Sinaca Podcast discusses how the Internet has grown and changed China with three guests who have experienced the worst and the best of the Chinese Internet: Duncan Clark from BDA...

“An Island Luminous” Makes Haiti Open Access

There's an exciting new free-access website on Haiti, which pairs rare books, manuscripts, newspapers and archival photos with intelligent commentary.

Ukraine War in Real Time

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending...

Internet Policy In India – Which Way?

The newly elected Bharatya Janata Party headed by Narendra Modi is expected to implement policies and regulatory reforms that will augment economic growth in India. Avantika Banerjee at India Law...

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

Wiring the Amazon

On an articles published on The New York Times, Michael Kleinman talks about his video produced for Op-Docs titled “Wiring the Amazon”, where he shares the four-year struggle to get...

Can Technology Transform Education in Trinidad & Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago recently hosted Virtual Educa, an initiative designed to explore cutting-edge developments in education, technology and e-learning. A few netizens wonder if technology will actually help improve schooling.

39 Ideas to Do on the Internet

Masticable shares [es] 39 creative, fun, active or self-taught ideas to do on the Internet, available to everybody. Here we randomly share three of those ideas: Learn and practice other...

Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype

Aamir Atta at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order....

18 Advantages of Using WordPress

Are you considering to start a blog or a website and can't decide which platform to use? Andrea Collazo on Profesora de Informática, before detailing the 18 advantages of WordPress,...

Sultan Suleimanov on the RuNet's Last Chance

Suleimanov attended an invitation-only meeting at Roscomnadzor, the Russian government's chief censorship agency, which is tasked with enforcing a series of recent laws that limit the freedom of information online.

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