Stories about Technology from September, 2015
Malware Outbreak in App Store Alerts Tech Companies to Security Risks of China's Great Firewall
XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.
Six Ways Pro-Government Forces Went After Hong Kong's Occupy Movement
"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.
New Mobile App Noema Wants to Capture the ‘Underutilized’ Power of Human Voice
"Listening to someone from another part of the world talk about her experiences and most valued thoughts is incredibly awe-inducing," says 19-year-old co-founder Asad Jamal Malik from Pakistan.
Netizen Report: China Joins Russia in Crusade to Keep User Data at Government’s Fingertips
This week, a public outcry over encryption proposal sent Indian legislators back to the drawing board. Meanwhile, Iranian leaders are re-centralizing power under the country's Supreme Cyberspace Council.
The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
Zone9 Bloggers Are Not Alone: More Ethiopian Netizens Face Terrorism Charges
Alongside the now-famous case of the Zone9 bloggers, there are so many detained Ethiopian bloggers, online activists and politicians, whose names are not yet on the map. Last year on July 8, 2014, Ethiopia detained a number of local opposition leaders, bloggers, online activists and concerned citizens. Some were released after four...
Goodbye, “Online.” Hello, HTTPS!
For 10 years we lived with a domain name that didn't quite fit. How we changed that—and implemented site-wide, always-on HTTPS in the process—is a story of love and war.
Netizen Report: Refugee Crisis Inspires Both Love and Hate Online
As the refugee crisis spills into digital rights territory, authorities take aim at a leading media freedom NGO in Ecuador, and Austria's parliament proposes new state surveillance regime.
Russian Court Fines Google for ‘Reading Private Correspondence’ on Gmail
A Yekaterinburg academic has convinced Moscow city court to fine Google 50 thousand rubles ($765) for violating his "secrecy of correspondence" on Gmail with its targeted ads.
Iran's Hardline Supreme Council on Cyberspace Consolidates Power Over Internet Policymaking
Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.
Why the Start-Up Pitch in Zimbabwe Is a ‘Waste of Time’
Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha, a communications officer for HIVOS (full disclosure: HIVOS is one of Global Voices’ sponsors) explains why Zimbabwe must ditch the start-up pitch: The start-up pitch, which involves making a rapid fire presentation of an idea followed by a question and answer session involving selected judges, is increasingly a...
More and More, India's Youth Are Swapping TV for Online Entertainment
Lack of relevant material which Indian youth can connect with coupled with the increasing number of Internet users in India mean that more people are turning to entertainment online.
Apple Caves To Data Localization Demands, Rents Out Space in Russian Data Center
Apple has decided to comply with the Russian data localization law and is renting out storage space at a data center on Russian soil, according to local media.
Browsing the Web from Cuba's Public Hotspots
Internet in Cuba – from public access points – is limited to using one social network, an email service, and chat and video applications.
Ghanaians Offer Glimpses of Their Everyday Lives With the Hashtag #233Moments
What do Ghanaians do at 2:33 GMT? #233Moments hasghtag will tell you.
Tech Communities in Francophone Africa Rise to the Challenge of Their Anglophone Counterparts
French-speaking Africa has been remarkably absent from the flurry of media coverage on "Silicon Savannah." But the emergence of promising new projects in tech innovation mean that may soon change.