Stories about Technology from May, 2015
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
The app will use servers owned and controlled by the Basij, thus allowing easy access to and monitoring of all user conversations by the paramilitary group and intelligence agents.
Patrick Wong contributed to this post. Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own...
Cyber cafés in Bangladesh are shutting down because of easy Internet access on mobile phones. In the past five years, more than 40 percent have closed shop.
Yasuo Yamamoto's drone carried a small amount of radioactive soil from Fukushima. Japanese netizens quickly discovered that he maintained a blog and published original manga of an unsettling nature.
The new Russian software will allegedly be able to spot preparations for protests online long before they happen, and could supply that information to law enforcement, academics and state officials.
Egyptian authorities today must figure out how to communicate effectively in the wake of four years of constant regime change.
After several attacks from a powerful Mexican cartel, the Jalisco government hopes that technology can keep citizens informed about clashes and "narcobloqueos."
Frequent electricity cuts, bombings and a dire humanitarian situation could exacerbate and completely isolate Yemen should internet and telecommunications services be cut.
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Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.
Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates fear that police have been monitoring instant messages and chat apps with no government oversight.