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· April, 2015

Stories about Technology from April, 2015

A Chilean Real-Time Video App Launches at the Boston Marathon

The Curious Chronology of Russian Twitter Bots

Multiple Twitter accounts were created on the same day, sometimes within hours of each other. This trend, typical for automated bot networks, was evident throughout Alexander's pro-Kremlin bot sample.

Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.

Colombia's Festival on the Value of Data in Development

Protecting Personal Data in Argentina Is a Work in Progress

How Blogging is Held Hostage by Ethiopian Politics

"Why is there just a single—and poorly functioning—Internet service provider for Ethiopia’s 90 million people? We know better than to ask this of public officials."

Tanzania's Cyber Crime Bill Gives More Power to Police, Less to People

Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.

Caracas #SmartCityHack Proposes Solutions to People's Problems

Finally, a Mobile App for Geolocated News in Latin America

Iran's Minister of ICT Suggests Instagram Will Not Be (Completely) Blocked Until an Alternative Is Found

Voting Underway in Kenya Blog Awards 2015

How a Celebrity's Facebook Check-In Brought Down a Brigade in Taiwan

Are Zuckerberg and Internet.org Genuinely Good for Panama?

Are Google and eBay Bowing to the Kremlin's Data Localization Demands?

Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

Is Global Voices Blocked in Iran? Yes and No.

Globalvoicesonline.org is now blocked in Iran. But you can outsmart these Internet filters and access our site by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL. What's up with that?

Are the World's Biggest Internet Companies Under the Turkish President's Thumb?

Turkey's ruling party is becoming accustomed to getting its way more often than not in its long-running war on social media users.

Turkey Blocks Twitter, YouTube, Scores of Websites After Prosecutor’s Killing

After photos of public prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun pointed to his head began circulating on Twitter, hundreds of news sites and social networks were blocked.

Meet Mexico's Crowdfunding Campaign Against Censorship and Bots

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

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