· March, 2014

Stories about Technology from March, 2014

African Technology: The TechAfrique Project Assesses How Far It's Come

  16 March 2014

 Le continent africain apparaît comme la nouvelle frontière mondiale du développement numérique. Ce développement provoque une nouvelle impulsion entrepreneuriale en Afrique, et notamment en Afrique francophone. Mais ce potentiel reste très largement méconnu en Europe ainsi qu'en France.  The African continent appears to be the new global frontier of digital development. This development has caused a new...

2,715 schools to be Connected With Internet in Nairobi

  14 March 2014

2,715 schools in Nairobi, Kenya will soon be connected with free internet: Wanachi Group has signed a $3 million (approx. 270m) deal with the Nairobi county, to connect 2,715 schools in Nairobi with internet. The project was launched today and by June this year (yes, in 3 months), the pilot...

China's Crackdown on WeChat

  14 March 2014

Some popular public WeChat accounts were shut down on the night of March 13, 2014 without forewarning. Most of these accounts became a popular venue for discussing politics during the past few months since the big crackdown on Weibo last year.  These deleted accounts include highest profile WeChat account by...

Activists Mobilize for Passage of Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights

  12 March 2014

Internet rights activists are in Brasilia today to pressure the National Congress to approve the Brazilian bill of rights for Internet users, known as the Marco Civil. One of them is former Global Voices collaborator Diego Casaes, who works with global civic organization Avaaz and wrote on Facebook [pt] before heading to the capital city:  Hoje...

Academics and Experts to Discuss Digital Discrimination in Barcelona

  12 March 2014

The ICUD International Conference: Digital Discrimination and Social Networks takes place on March 13 and 14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. It will be a discussion space for academics, researchers, Internet and sns experts, NGOs, knowledge providers, and anyone interested in the issues surrounding discrimination on the Internet, especially in regards...

Tech Talent and Expat Bubbles in Kenya

  10 March 2014

White African discusses tech talent and expat bubbles in Kenya: Say you are a Kenyan web designer living in Seattle, do you think anyone cares that you came from Kenya? No, they only care that you are a great web designer. If you’re an American programmer working in Nairobi, does...

Libre Graphics Magazine Dedicates Issue to Gender and Free Culture

  8 March 2014

Libre Graphics Magazine, “a print publication devoted to showcasing and promoting work created with Free/Libre Open Source Software” (F/LOSS), dedicates its latest issue to representation and gendered work in F/LOSS.  Ginger Coons, a member of the editorial team, says the second issue in volume two of the magazine, titled “Gendering F/LOSS”, “[steps]...

Join IGF Japan to Discuss Internet Governance

  7 March 2014

IGF Japan, the Japanese chapter of the Internet Governance Forum, where people involved in web come together to discuss Internet governance challenges, will be held on March 14, 2014 at Aoyama Gakuin University. Sessions cover topics such as personal data and privacy, emerging generic top-level domains in Japan, and global online...

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