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· October, 2014

Stories about Technology from October, 2014

31 October 2014

The Space Race Is Over, But Russian Schadenfreude at American Rocket Troubles Soars

RuNet Echo

In Russia's post-Crimea era, almost any event seems capable of sparking spasms of patriotic fervor. Thanks to the legacy of the Cold War, space travel is a particularly sensitive flashpoint.

India's Loud, Messy, Not-So-Happy Diwali Celebrations

What prevents Indians from addressing the environmental damages inflicted by Diwali? Is it that the public is simply ignorant about the threats to their own health and safety?

17 October 2014

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia's Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.

15 October 2014

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

13 October 2014

Brazilian Man Accused of High Profile Revenge-Porn Case Only Gets 5 Months Community Service

The victim has vowed to fight to make revenge-porn a criminal offense.

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Global Voices Advocacy

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)

Global Voices Advocacy

The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.

8 October 2014

Online Platform ‘Txeka La’ Challenges Mozambicans to Be Election Observers

Created by a group of group of young students from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Txeka Lá hopes to prevent violence and make the elections more transparent.

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Global Voices Advocacy

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

#FreeSaeed: An Iranian Web Developer's Sixth Year in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Saeed Malekpour was originally sentenced to death as a "corrupter of the earth" for his open source software that others used to download pornographic images.

3 October 2014

Waves of Synchronized Tweets From Japan Have Forced Twitter to Redo Its System

Japan's habit of publishing tweets at the same time on certain occasions have caused Twitter to crash in the past.

African Animators Defying All Odds

2 October 2014

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Global Voices Advocacy

Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Global Voices Advocacy

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters

Global Voices Advocacy

Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.

Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions

This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.

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