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Dear Madam/Sir, Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultiv...
Google – the people who brought you the Pet Rock – have just purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In CASH. Google now has the ability to rival its chief competitor, Apple, which produces both the iphone and its operating system.
Members of Anonymous — the people who endeared themselves to me by pissing off the Church of Scientology — have recently vowed to destroy our old pal Facebook, claiming that the site spies on its users and gives their information to government agencies.
In my time on this Earth I’ve had a lot of odd jobs. I have worked in coffee shops and fruit stands; in comedy clubs and restaurants. I have worked as a researcher, and in a political party. For the government, and for the army. None of these compares to my experience at APC. Every...
Guy Berger, head of the school of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, comments on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Frank La Rue’s latest report on the New Media Lab blog.
France has started to disconnect its first users under its new three strikes system. That is, if you are caught file-sharing, you are sent an angry letter telling you to stop. If you persist, you get an angrier letter. Three strikes, and you lose your internet connection for six months.
The women’s rights NGO, “Society Without Violence”, will be hosting a flash mob on July 27th in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. You know, in case you’re passing through. Society Without Violence is part of a network of NGOs in the caucasus advocating greater aw