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· October, 2012

Stories about Technology from October, 2012

Bangladesh: The Perils of The YouTube Ban

Russia: DDoS Attacks Cripple Opposition's Online Vote

Portugal: Citizen Digital Activism

The atmosphere of growing indignation lived in Portugal in face of austerity measures, imposed by government at the command of the troika, has served as the trigger for more and...

China: National Security Threat or Trade Protectionism?

Last week on 8 October 2012, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released an investigative report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE of posing threat to U.S national...

Myanmar to Ban Viber?

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the...

Saint Lucia: Bananas as a Renewable Energy Source?

A 2011 blogpost on the use of bananas in the creation of biofuel has inspired Dane Gibson to ask some questions about the renewable energy sector in the small Caribbean...

Serbia: Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2012

Zambian Watchdog Website in Jeopardy

The government of Zambia has threatened to de-register the online investigative site, Zambian Watchdog. In May 2012, the Watchdog reported that its website was a target of a sustained attack...

Developing Latin America 2012

The regional hackathon Developing Latin America, organised by Foundation Ciudadano Inteligente (Intelligent Citizen) in six Latin American countries, brings together multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, journalists and citizens that...

Libya: Blackberry Services Back

Panama: President Martinelli Partially Vetoes Copyright Bill 510

China: Workers Strike at IPhone's Subcontractor Foxconn Factory

Russia: Crowdmapping Corruption with Bribr Mobile App

Bribr is a newly-launched iPhone/iPad app that allows anonymous users in Russia to submit the locations and the amounts of the bribes they pay. Later, it will be possible to...

China Updating North Korean Television News

Bangladesh: Video Contents In Students’ Reach

Russia: Apple Logo Branded As Unchristian by Orthodox Activists

Russia: Philanthropy Through Advertising

The project “A Minute of Your Day for Good” (1minute.ru) was launched in November 2011. Users of the platform can accrue "charity minutes," which advertisers later honor in cash. Aleksey...

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