13 May 2014

Stories from 13 May 2014

Ethics and Transparency in Private Companies

  13 May 2014

More and more people are demanding transparency from their governments and leaderships. By demanding transparency, what people want is to confirm the presence of ethics in government acts. But, what about private companies? Ingrid Kost thinks [es] ethics is indipensable if we want corporate sustainability: The demand for more transparency...

Peru and NetMundial: Same Old, Same Old… or Worse

  13 May 2014

Chillinfart writes [es] on V de Vergüenza about NetMundial, which he considers as a farce. To him this was: a meeting just for the sake of the picture, with core topics revolving around the share-out for Internet domains and concerns about cybersecurity (ring a bell?), leaving aside topics as neutrality...

Problems with Computer Virus? Click Here

  13 May 2014

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Who hasn't had virus problems with their computers? Thinking about that, Andrea Collazo posts [en] on Profesora de Informática an educational piece about free tools to protect computers from virus and malware. After listing various antivirus that are available and advising about its...

Remixing Videos on Communication Tapping

  13 May 2014

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Henry El Sucio reflects about telecommunications tapping, or chuzadas as they are known in Colombia, as a result of the tappings from months ago to negotiadors in the so called Peace Process between the government and the Colombian guerrilla. Furthermore, Henry comments about...

Technological Activism on Campaign Against #LeyTelecom

  13 May 2014

In the context of the campaign against Ley Telecom in Mexico, Juan Manuel Casanueva from SocialTic briefly analyzes [es] different citizen technological initiatives that the population is using in the movilization to express insatisfaction with this bill of law. He mentions the platform for petitions on AccessNow [es] to submit...

Where Did the Blogs from El Salvador Go?

  13 May 2014

Hunnapuh remembers [es] his first steps on the world of blogs along woth other pioneer bloggers in El Salvador, and reflects that “from all those bloggers, there are very few who are still relatively constant […] today, everything is accelerated and has to be said with 140 characters, this is...

Does This Sexist, Violent Video Make You Want to Vote?

  13 May 2014

Denmark's government has officially retracted a violent and pornographic animated video [warning: graphic] that was created to encourage young people to vote in the European Parliament elections this month. The viral video featuring the fictional character “Voteman” was defended by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, this week...

Playing with Marbles

  13 May 2014

From Colombia, Carlos Múnera, author of Todos somos iguales blog, recalls past times, when he used to play with marbles [es], when “the stage was like a duel that confronted more than one boy”: The positions start, the bending downs, the visual calculations and the impressive aim by the game...

Ugandan Bloggers Demand the Release of Ethiopian Bloggers

  13 May 2014

Ugandan bloggers Prudence Nyamishana, Javie Ssozi, Florence Naluyimba, Muwonge David and Chris Igune delivered a letter to the Ethiopian ambassador in Uganda demanding the release the jailed Ethiopian bloggers and journalists: #Ugandan #bloggers demand for the release of #Zone9Bloggers in #Ethiopia. We went to meet the ambassador but he's out...

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