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· April, 2020

Stories about Technology from April, 2020

29 April 2020

Coronavirus and surveillance technology in India: Public health vs. privacy

AdvoxCOVID-19

Global Voices interviewed rights lawyer Mishi Choudhary and tech and policy researcher Srinivas Kodali to discuss the newest proposal in India to use unique ID data for #FacialRecognition with drones.

27 April 2020

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

RuNet EchoCOVID-19

The Izoizolyatsiya photo challenge has become a national obsession. To the RuNet's delight, thousands of Russians are recreating famous artworks using ordinary household items — in hilarious and often bizarre...

20 April 2020

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

RuNet EchoCOVID-19

People across Russia are logging onto a popular satnav to launch virtual protests. Within hours, the Yandex.Navigator app was showing empty squares and streets of cities in lockdown as "congested"

How to protect Nigerians’ personal information while combating COVID-19

AdvoxCOVID-19

Combatting COVID-19 through all available legal means is urgent. However, such means need not be at the expense of protecting human rights — including the right to privacy. 

10 April 2020

Azerbaijanis required to send SMS notification before leaving their homes

COVID-19

The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement.

5 April 2020

Bangladeshis turn to video sites during COVID-19 lockdown

Affordable access to 4G services in Bangladesh over the last two years caused YouTube viewership to skyrocket; now, the COVID-19 lockdown will spur further growth.

4 April 2020

Is India fighting COVID-19 the ‘mass surveillance’ way?

Advox

"There isn’t enough information available on what data will be collected, how long will it be stored and what uses it will be put to."

3 April 2020

Mozambique and Cape Verde's telcos offer affordable mobile internet as citizens urged to stay home

COVID-19

Cape Verdeans mobile users will have 2 MB of free data on the next 30 days, while Mozambicans could purchase up to 5 GB for 1.50 USD.

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