Tahrir, Twitter, and Telephones: the Monday Round-Up
Submitted by ashaw on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:16
After the Internet blackout, news of the cyber world remained at the front of everyone's minds. See what you might have missed:
- Egyptians gathered once again in Tahrir square to celebrate the revolution which began a year ago. Both Reporters without Borders and CIMA took a look at how media has developed in the country since then.
- Reporters without Borders also launched the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index.
- Twitter got itself into hot water this week after announcing the posibility of country-by-country censorship. But after taking time to make sense of this new policy some think it might even be a good thing.
- Google also got its share of criticism after restructuring their privacy policies. But on the positive side, Google+ relaxed their real name policies, and their new 'Good to Know' campaign has entertained me on my daily commute.
- This article from Wired on the first computer password shows it was as useless as any of these.
- The Guardian illustrated how Africa tweets. As services like twitter become more popular and smart phones become more accessible, will web-based tools replace SMS?
- Afrinnovator takes a look at how to make websites that work for Africa.
- In Sarajevo, citizens have taken to social media to help make their roads safer.
- The Open Society Foundation has a project which looks at the impact of digital media on 60 different countries.
- The conflict between Palestine and Israel has hit the Internet as hackers trade DDOS attacks.
- In his Annual Letter, Bill Gates focused on the need for innovation as the key to improving the world.
- Mobile provider Orange teamed up with Wikimedia Foundation to provide free access to Wikipedia to customers in Africa and the Middle East.
- North Korea is being extra careful about mobile phone use since the death of leader Kim Jong-il.
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