Stories about Technology from January, 2015
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.
Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".
Culture Minister Ali Jannati refused to say if the government would implement the ban on three messaging services. They currently remain accessible to Iranians.
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.
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.
Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers in India find clues to help stop tiger poachers in their tracks.
Nigel Mugamu launched #263Chat in September 2012. "We like to amplify people’s voices too – that’s important to us," he says.
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.
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.
Netizens now can see exactly what surveillance tools police are using, and exactly how much they paid for them.
Indian netizens are speaking out against censorship in the face of government blocks on Github, Internet Archive, Vimeo, Sourceforge and other popular sites.
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.