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2 October 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Global Voices Advocacy

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters

Global Voices Advocacy

Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.

Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions

This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.

1 October 2014

“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point

Global Voices Advocacy

Activists worldwide have criticized the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum for shying away from pressing issues like censorship and digital surveillance. This year, they held took matters into their own hands.

La Respuesta, an Online Magazine by and for the Millions of Puerto Ricans Living in the US

"One of our core values is to look critically at oppressive elements such as colonialism, racism, trans/ homophobia, sexism..." explains Xavier Burgo Peña, editor and co-founder of "La Respuesta."

Cute Cat Theory in Action: Despite Drought, Iranian Users Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Are Iranians really more consumed by Facebook likes and online attention than they are with tangible problems within their own country? If so, they're not alone.

Once Banned From the US, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Goes Stateside

Modi, who was banned from entering the United States for nearly 10 years, has reached out to the Indian diaspora in the US and top CEOs during his visit.

26 September 2014

Who Needs Roads? Russia Entertains Lunar Ambitions

RuNet Echo

Russia is revitalizing its Moon exploration efforts, with plans to launch a full-scale lunar colonization and development program by 2030. Sounds awesome, right? The RuNet begs to differ.

24 September 2014

How Not to Understand the Kremlin's Internet ‘Kill Switch’

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The justifications for preparing a “self-sufficient RuNet” are weak. The tools necessary for such a feat, moreover, would empower the Kremlin to restrict Russia's vital communications in an instant.

16 September 2014

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

Global Voices Advocacy

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

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