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· January, 2015

Stories about Technology from January, 2015

30 January 2015

As a Drone Captures Global Voices at 10, a Few Thoughts from Cebu

The Bridge

I was blogging and tweeting frenetically, trying to capture the conversations in panels and halls, soaking up as much news and perspective as I could from friends around the world.

23 January 2015

Hong Kongers Should Have the Right To Be Forgotten, Says HK Privacy Commissioner

Global Voices Advocacy

Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".

22 January 2015

WhatsApp, Line and Tango in Jeopardy in Iran, As President and Judiciary Clash

Global Voices Advocacy

Culture Minister Ali Jannati refused to say if the government would implement the ban on three messaging services. They currently remain accessible to Iranians.

14 January 2015

Is Syria Ready for TEDx Damascus With Its Free Thinkers Dead, in Jail or Exile?

Innovation can hardly flourish while innovators like Bassel Safadi remained imprisoned, and when the majority of Syrian free thinkers have been killed, detained or forced to leave the country.

13 January 2015

Fact-Checking the Hype Surrounding FireChat in Hong Kong's Protests

Global Voices Advocacy

Pro-democracy protesters downloaded smartphone chat app FireChat in droves amid rumors of an Internet shutdown. In the rush to cover the phenomenon, media outlets got some things wrong.

12 January 2015

Can Big Data Save the Last of India's Wild Tigers?

Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers in India find clues to help stop tiger poachers in their tracks.

11 January 2015

The Man Behind 263Chat, an Award-Winning Platform for Conversation in Zimbabwe

Nigel Mugamu launched #263Chat in September 2012. "We like to amplify people’s voices too – that’s important to us," he says.

10 January 2015

Dance Lessons Over Skype Connect Baghdad and New York City

Dance instructor Sean Scantlebury and his student Aadel Qies live on different continents, but that hasn't stopped them from holding dance classes and feeding Qies' passion for dance.

8 January 2015

The Mobile Money Revolution Is Transforming Bangladesh

One study found that nearly 76% of rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka send money back home to their villages through mobile banking due to its safety and cost efficiency.

7 January 2015

Chinese Police Are Buying Spyware — And Posting Their Purchase Orders Online

Global Voices Advocacy

Netizens now can see exactly what surveillance tools police are using, and exactly how much they paid for them.

6 January 2015

Indian Netizens Criticize Online Censorship of ‘Jihadi’ Content

Global Voices Advocacy

Indian netizens are speaking out against censorship in the face of government blocks on Github, Internet Archive, Vimeo, Sourceforge and other popular sites.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Indian E-Tail

One man complained on Facebook that in October he was delivered a bar of soap and a brick instead of the smartphone he had ordered from Snapdeal.com.

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