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· May, 2014

Stories about Technology from May, 2014

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

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

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

Are Colombian Librarians Updated, Technologically Speaking?

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

“An Island Luminous” Makes Haiti Open Access

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

Internet Policy In India – Which Way?

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

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

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

18 Advantages of Using 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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