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Tech Sightings, September 9, 2014

Posted September 9th, 2014 at 2:31 pm (UTC-4)
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The Great Internet Slowdown: Tomorrow’s Protest Against the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules The first great Internet Slowdown on September 10 is a concerted effort by some of the Web’s largest companies to protest the FCC and the U.S. government’s handling of net neutrality. A spinning, loading wheel will appear on many websites to remind […]

Kaspersky: Asia Pacific Users Most Targeted in Cyberspace

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Asia Pacific social media users are a curious lot. They tolerate the world’s highest incidences of malware, cyber attacks and cybercrime, yet shrug off security precautions as a gimmick, based on the assumption that these types of things only happen to other people. This is the picture that emerges from Kaspersky Lab‘s global Consumer Security […]

Tech Sightings, July 31, 2014

Posted July 31st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Facebook-Backed Nonprofit Brings Free Internet to Zambia Facebook’s non-profit group, Internet.org, is releasing an app that provides Zambians with limited, but free Internet data access and news about health, employment and other relevant local information. New Display Tech Corrects for Bad Eyesight Are the days of the reading glasses numbered? The University of California, Berkley […]

Tech Sightings, June 24, 2014

Posted June 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Nineteen Year-Old Dies After Abuse in Chinese ‘Internet Rehab’ In China, where Internet addiction is now categorized as a mental illness, a 19-year-old student recently died at a so-called Internet-addiction recovery camp in Henan province. The girl was allegedly struck and kicked repeatedly. An autopsy showed she died from skull injuries and brain damage. ‘Bionic […]

Tech Sightings, June 4, 2014

Posted June 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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China State Media Calls for ‘Severe Punishment’ for Google, Apple, US Tech Firms The People’s Daily said on its microblog that U.S. technology companies like Apple, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, Facebook and others threaten China’s cybersecurity and Chinese Internet users, and they should be severely punished. LinkedIn Draws Fire for Tiananmen Square Censorship LinkedIn is being […]

Tech Sightings, May 7, 2014

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Unveils Free Classroom Tool for Educators Goggle’s new “Classroom” tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail and makes teachers’ use of IT and online communications in the classroom more streamlined and simplified. How Technology is Set to Transform India’s Fragmented Education System India has no overall technology policy for schools and Internet penetration is […]

Tech Sightings, January 9, 2014

Posted January 9th, 2014 at 4:11 pm (UTC-4)
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The Digital Divide isn’t Racial – it’s Economic A new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds there’s no difference in Internet usage between whites and African Americans at the same income level, although college education appears to reduce the gap for people under 50. Best of CES 2014 The editors at […]