It’s not yet clear whether the iPad will become the next hot ‘must-have’ gadget or just another flash in the digital pan. But this much is certain: it’s now at the center of a heated national debate – one that involves technology, responsibility, and President Barack Obama. VOA’s Doug Bernard has more here.
The recent posting of U.S. Defense Department video on the Wikileaks website has rekindled an old debate over leaking sensitive documents. But now it’s not just about the public’s right to know vs. the government’s right to secrecy – it’s also about the global reach of the World Wide Web. VOA’s Doug Bernard spoke with […]
The rapid spread of cell phones in the Middle East over the past decade has created a new space for young people in closed societies to interact and express themselves while providing activists with more efficient ways to organize massive political campaigns. In so doing, mobile technology is reshaping the region’s cultural landscape. VOA’s Aida […]
Mobile phone use around the world is expanding, and nowhere is that more true than Afghanistan. It’s estimated 150,000 new subscribers are added every month, with ‘no end in sight’ according to that country’s communication minister. The proliferation of mobile technology is changing how people live, work and, increasingly, fight. VOA’s Catherine Maddux has much […]