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· May, 2019

Stories about Technology from May, 2019

How Chinese tech workers are organizing the online #996 labor movement, despite risks of censorship

In contrast to other social movements and memes on the Chinese internet, #996 has taken shape largely on GitHub.

‘Big tech companies won’t solve the problem for us. We can do it ourselves.’

My 92 year old grandfather, like Nigerians of his generation, can read and write in Yorùbá. But since they are not 'literate' in English, they are digitally excluded.

Angola cancelled a public tender after suspicions of fraud, indicating divisions in government

The company Telstar was created in January 2018 with capital stock of 200,000 Kwanza (600 US dollars), and the majority shareholder is the general Manuel João Carneiro.

Netizen Report: Amid WhatsApp attacks, advocates launch legal challenge against Israeli malware maker

Spyware makers exploit a security flaw in WhatsApp, Singapore bans false information and Somalia plans to shut down social media during school exams.

Singapore parliament approves ‘anti-fake news’ law — will this curtail free speech?

The law gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is "false" and should thus be censored or corrected.

Tencent's new game shows how censorship rules are implemented in China

The new regulation compels game publishers to promote Chinese values, culture and images through their games.

Why is Twitter blocking state accounts in Venezuela?

The unique public value of accounts like these -- even if they are spewing hateful or partisan vitriol -- is worth considering.

‘Envision a new war': the Syrian Archive, corporate censorship and the struggle to preserve public history online

Social media companies are censoring images of war. The Syrian Archive is working to preserve them.

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