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Erasing Egypt from the Net – Updated

Posted January 31st, 2011 at 4:47 pm (UTC-4)

And How Low-Tech is Being Enlisted in a High-Tech Battle UPDATE #1: Mobile Phone Service Returning: News organizations are reporting that mobile phone service is beginning to return in Cairo and some other cities.  Earlier, mobile providers like Vodafone had been ordered by government officials to suspend service to the cities of Cairo, Suez and […]

Facts and Rumors in Egypt

Posted January 27th, 2011 at 4:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Is Egypt Blocking  Social Media?  Or Is It Not That Simple? Friday UPDATE: Shortly before midnight local time on Thursday, Egyptian officials ordered nearly all Internet and mobile phone service shut off across the nation.  Officials at several ISPs and mobile service providers, such as Vodafone, issued statements explaining their actions by order of Egyptian […]

The Way of Wiki

Posted January 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)

The Web’s Most Overused – and Least Understood – Word Take a short hike around the Internet and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll stumble over a wiki-something. Wikileaks.  Wikipedia.  Wikispaces or Wikispots.   The Apple Corporation has a wiki (although not open to the public)  as does IBM, and GE, and just about every other Fortune 500 […]

Are Nations Worried About the Internet?

Posted January 25th, 2011 at 3:08 pm (UTC-4)

New Signals that Governments Might Crack Down on the Web Swiftly moving events in Tunisia continue to challenge headlines’ ability to keep up.   And now come signs that what’s happening there may be presenting challenges in the minds of leaders of neighboring states, and elsewhere as well. At the recent Arab Economic Summit held […]

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Are Blogs to Blame for the Jasmine Revolution?

Posted January 20th, 2011 at 3:24 pm (UTC-4)
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The Role the Internet Did – And Didn’t – Play In Tunisia’s Turmoil Like any revolution, a host of factors can help explain the fall of long-time Tunisian ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.  Faltering economic conditions, decades of autocratic rule and media suppression and a civic culture of corruption and nepotism are but a few.  […]

Google Goes Back to Iran

Posted January 19th, 2011 at 1:08 pm (UTC-4)
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“We want the people of Iran to have access to the same information as people in other countries in the world.” – Scott Rubin, Google

Future War

Posted January 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm (UTC-4)
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Jennifer Glasse | London A new OECD cyber-security study by British  professors says cyber weaponry will be used routinely in future wars. The study says computer attacks on their own will not necessarily constitute a threat, but a coordinated attack – or in combination with more computer attacks – could have serious consequences.  Read more […]

When Too Much Is Not Enough

Posted January 18th, 2011 at 6:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Don’t Expect Anyone in “Generation Wiki” to Give Up Mobile Last week we partnered with our pals over at the VOA Student Union – a great blog by the way – in posing this question: what technologies do you use in your daily life, and whether you think the younger generation is too “plugged in”? […]

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What Devices Rule Your Life?

Posted January 11th, 2011 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)

Is the “Wiki” Generation Too Wired For Its Good? This week we’re partnering with our pals who run the really-worth-your-time blog “VOA Student Union” with this question: what does the Internet generation think about all the wired devices that have come into our lives? It’s a question we’ve been returning to as we’ve read, and […]

Year of the Tablet?

Posted January 9th, 2011 at 2:11 pm (UTC-4)
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Mike O’Sullivan | Las Vegas More than 80 tablet computers similar to Apple’s iPad are being introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, along with the latest 3D TV sets and other gadgets. The industry trade show, which runs through Sunday, is generating excitement, but some consumers ask whether they want or need […]

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