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14 September 2010
I host a radio show in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Every Friday afternoon I ask my listeners for real stories, to help them relax in this city’s traffic. And it was during one of these Friday-afternoon call-ins—I had asked about technology that helps cover up unwanted tracks—that I first heard about Chinese dual-SIM mobile phones.
26 August 2010
THIS summer Russians faced several state attempts to "filter" (selectively block) websites. And as in many other things, Russia has gone its own way with a slightly more complicated technique: regional filtering.
3 August 2010
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, the world's largest technology company, is based in the Republic of Korea. South Koreans glow with pride when they introduce the company’s products to foreigners, and often criticisms to Samsung are understood as an insult to its creator, the South Korean government.
13 July 2010
FERNANDO LUGO, the president of Paraguay, denies writing messages to an opposition senator on Twitter. This raises two questions: How easy is it to confirm an identity on a social network, and how plausible is the president’s denial?