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· June, 2014

Stories about Technology from June, 2014

19 June 2014

Analysis: How Pakistani Politicians and Fake Accounts Drove Twitter Trends on Lahore's Rare Political Violence

Twitter users in Pakistan picked up on the unusual violence immediately, and three different hashtags specifically targeted the government.

18 June 2014

Russia's Hacker Collective That Wasn't

RuNet Echo

There is a new Internet group in Russia that publishes compromising political information that the public was never supposed to see. But who's behind it all?

Why Quality of Internet Service Is Needed in Nepal

Just Google It? Not In China, Where Google Remains Blocked

Google search, Gmail and Google Scholar are only accessible thanks to VPNs and mirror sites in China ever since they were blocked in late May before the Tiannamen massacre anniversary.

This Twitter Account Puts a Face to the Unsung Volunteer Editors Behind Wikipedia

@WeAreWikipedia hands over its Twitter handle to a different Wikipedia editor every week so they can curate information about their favorite pages from the collaborative online encyclopedia.

17 June 2014

Caribbean: Get Your App On!

Tor's Skyrocketing Popularity in Russia

RuNet Echo

Since mid-August 2013, the average daily number of Russian users of the Tor anonymity network, a free software for enabling online anonymity and resisting censorship, has multiplied fourfold.

Slow Internet Connectivity Holding Back Online Reporting in Cameroon

11 June 2014

Some Clarity on New Russian Blogger Regulations

RuNet Echo

The Russian agency in charge of regulating the Internet, Roskomnadzor, has released a new document detailing how laws governing blogs will operate when they comes into effect later this summer.

This Guy Kept Calm While Gunfire Close to Karachi's Recently Attacked Airport Rattled Pakistan

Jawad Nazir, a 25-year-old volunteer running an unofficial Twitter account for Pakistan's top air traffic authority, tried to keep everyone calm during the latest security breach.

8 June 2014

10 Tips for Safer Online Purchases

50 Most Visited Websites in Kenya

From the Cyber-Trenches of Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The leaders of the the opposing militias continue to use social networks to reach out with news of their military campaigns.