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Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down.

As if we hadn’t noticed.

Open Source Alternatives

The personal finance website mint.com recently released an article on open source alternatives to popular software applications.

Freedom on the Net 2011

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net.

The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking

USA

The US-based magazine, The Economist, published an article today called Creepy Crawlies: The internet allows the malicious to menace their victims that paints a dire picture for victims of cyberstalking seeking justice.

A Chinese Facebook?


Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women

On April 3, Pakistan’s Express Tribune newspaper published an article, Virtual world, real dangers that summarises how ICTs are used in Pakistan to commit violence against women.

ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree
aims to create “ICT4D champions” who combine technical competencies in
information systems and project management with an understanding of
development context and practice:

http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=...

The 2011 Development Leaders Bursary – worth £6,150 – is a

UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men

USA

A study in the United Kingdom on the extent and effect of cyberstalking shows that cyberstalking is more common now than physical harassment.

Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women

Photo credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAWPhoto credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAW

Rede Nami is a feminist urban art network of female artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that promotes women’s rights and works to end violence against women (VAW) through art.

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