APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Open Source Alternatives 28 April 2011

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

Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion 28 April 2011

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down. As if we hadn’t noticed.

Freedom on the Net 2011
Freedom on the Net 2011 27 April 2011 grady

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.

The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking
The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking 20 April 2011 APC

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.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter
Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011 Grady

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

ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester
ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester 15 April 2011 Grady

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.u...

Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women
Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women 15 April 2011 APC

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.

A Chinese Facebook?
A Chinese Facebook? 15 April 2011 grady

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.