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Stories about Technology

27 April 2015

The Curious Chronology of Russian Twitter Bots

RuNet Echo

Multiple Twitter accounts were created on the same day, sometimes within hours of each other. This trend, typical for automated bot networks, was evident throughout Alexander's pro-Kremlin bot sample.

17 April 2015

Tanzania's Cyber Crime Bill Gives More Power to Police, Less to People

Global Voices Advocacy

Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.

10 April 2015

Are Google and eBay Bowing to the Kremlin's Data Localization Demands?

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

Rising Voices

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

6 April 2015

Turkey Blocks Twitter, YouTube, Scores of Websites After Prosecutor’s Killing

Global Voices Advocacy

After photos of public prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun pointed to his head began circulating on Twitter, hundreds of news sites and social networks were blocked.

5 April 2015

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

3 April 2015

In Conflict with China's Internet Security Regulator, Chinese Techies Side with Google, Mozilla

Global Voices Advocacy

Chinese social media users are openly expressing support for the decision of both Google and Mozilla to revoke security certificates issued by China's Internet Network Information Center.

2 April 2015

Social Network Analysis Reveals Full Scale of Kremlin's Twitter Bot Campaign

RuNet Echo

Visualised data on nearly 20,500 pro-Kremlin Twitter "bot" accounts reveals the massive scale of information manipulation attempts on the RuNet.

31 March 2015

Another Blogger Hacked to Death: Is Free Thinking Becoming Fatal in Bangladesh?

Global Voices Advocacy

A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.

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