Stories about Technology
24 June 2015
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
23 June 2015
One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.
Conservationists believe that the information gathered from the collar will be crucial to conserving the endangered big cats, which roam Nepal's Himalayas.
22 June 2015
Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes and Bystanders With Cameras: Weighing the Rights of ‘Accidental Journalists’
The rise in eye-witness documentation of police violence in the United States raises many interesting questions about the rights of witnesses and the public interest value of their work.
19 June 2015
"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."
BAKE, the author of a new report, represents a group of Kenyan online-content creators and seeks to empower innovation and improve the quality of content created on the Web.
18 June 2015
Russian officials bemoan the lack of control and access to user data in foreign text messaging apps as a threat to "national security."
16 June 2015
Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say
Multiple research groups verified that the virus used in the attack appears to be an offshoot of the espionage software called Duqu, which security experts linked to the Israeli government.
15 June 2015
Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.
13 June 2015
Hundreds of households on the Tanzanian island without access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers.
12 June 2015
Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.
The French media market is stagnant, but some see the African continent as the place to re-boot growth in the sector.
A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.
6 June 2015
‘In This Class, I Learn to Appreciate People Again': A School's Innovative Approach to Improving the Learning Experience
The innovative Saint-Nazaire High School proposes unusual solutions to counter the surge of violence and high drop-out rate in French high schools.
4 June 2015
"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."
2 June 2015
As the Kremlin steps up its efforts to enforce Internet censorship, search engine data shows a growing number of Russians use Tor to circumvent content blocking.
1 June 2015
Jealous ex-lovers, young stars hungry for fame and a host of other profiteers have contributed to a culture of nude video and image leaking in Uganda.
30 May 2015
27 May 2015
The app will use servers owned and controlled by the Basij, thus allowing easy access to and monitoring of all user conversations by the paramilitary group and intelligence agents.