Stories about Technology from December, 2018
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
The Reuters report that revealed the role of Chinese company ZTE in Venezuela shook the networks but surprised just a few.
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago nation of 83 islands spread along 12,189 square kilometers, became the first country in the world to use drones for transporting vaccines to its remote communities.
This South American drink beloved by millions is very close to making its way into the emoji lexicon.
Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.
The number of Twitter users who have been directly threatened by authorities is estimated to be in the hundreds or even more.
For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists
"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."
New internet laws in Russia — and US tech giants’ acquiescence — spell trouble for dissenting voices
These new laws and rules, along with other laws regulating the collection of online user data, makes it difficult to use online platforms to voice discontent in Russia.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder forces light on other abuses in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh blocks Skype and China goes after Twitter users.
In a TV interview, a former Macedonian government official revealed that the former party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".