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· November, 2017

Stories about Technology from November, 2017

‘The Blind Captain’ Aims to Kayak Solo Across the Bosphorus With the Help of New Technology

"...I used to think one day, this strait, Bosphorus, should be more accessible to blind swimmers, blind surfers or sailors...people should be able to see blind people using boats."

What's in a Scarf? A Robot Restaurant in Bangladesh Serves up Controversy

"I was not surprised to see that the robot had to wear a scarf. Isn't that normal here?

Malaysian Authorities Blocked Websites Reporting on Massive Personal Data Theft Scandal

"I believe that you have a right to know about it, in a timely manner. Authorities can’t sit on the data for weeks without letting you know on any pretense."

Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards

On November 4, 2017 the Estonian authorities disabled the certificates of more than 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a security vulnerability that could have compromised cards issued between...

In Kyrgyzstan, Sheep Sacrificed to Stem Car Crash Scourge

"We gave meat to everybody that passed, explaining that the food was from God."

Video Games Are the Latest Additions to Russian Infowarfare

The defense ministry's tweet purported to show drone footage of ISIS convoys moving under US protection. There was just one problem -- none of it was real.

Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.

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