Stories about Technology from December, 2014
In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...
A traditional Native Alaskan story called "Kunuuksaayuka" has become a video game thanks to a collaborative initiative that seeks to preserve their culture and language.
Although plans are now on hold due to regulatory restrictions, advocates worry that the company may yet find a way impose the fee increase.
Protester arrests highlighted the opaque practices under which the city's law enforcement agencies and online service providers handle Internet user data.
Facebook and Twitter ‘Won't Block’ Navalny in Russia, As Kremlin Continues to Block Protest Mentions
Tv Rain reports Facebook and Twitter have decided not to block any more Navalny protest pages, aware that this might mean their whole websites may be blocked in Russia.
What Wednesday's changes mean for Internet access and mobile telephony in Cuba? There are a few things we can glean from what both leaders have said—and haven’t said—so far.
The Russian government is now considering its own variant of an Internet tax, and wants to make all Russian Internet users pay for consuming copyrighted content online.
As the last of the hostages were rescued at an army-run school in Peshawar, where 145 were killed by six Taliban gunmen, Pakistanis tried to find light in the darkness.
Andrea Collazo, who we already know from her blog Profesora de Informática (Computing teacher), shares an interview with entrepreneur and creator of accionconalegría.com, Ana Bizarro. Bizarro's website aims to provide...
The comet Churymov-Gerasimenko was discovered on 1969, the same year a mission landed on the Moon. Back then, no one would have imagined that 45 years later a small spacecraft...
Mark Kaigwa, who declared “Twitter is going to change Kenya” in February 2010, describes the A to Z of Kenyan Twitter: Kenyans on Twitter are the ones to be rallying...
Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.
Ko Wen-je won the race for mayor in Taiwan's capital city by a landslide. The island's political culture favors a two-party system, but Ko says social media helped him win.
South Korea's major TV networks are restricting Internet users in the country from watching their content on YouTube, but users with international IP addresses can still enjoy their videos.
Andrea Collazo, blogging for Mujeres Construyendo (Women Building), proposes educating parents about the resposible use of social networks, so they can promote it among their children. Collazo advises parents on...