low-cost ICT

 APC joins call urging Google to take action against exploitative mobile apps
APC joins call urging Google to take action against exploitative mobile apps 13 January 2020 APCNews

On 8 January 2020, Privacy International issued an open letter to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., asking Google to “take action against exploitative pre-installed software on Android devices.” The letter is both a caution and a call to action against exploitation of smartphone users by manufacturers who put profit over privacy by pre-installing apps, known as “bloatware”, on low-cost devices. The campaign on privacy safeguards for users of low-cost technolog...

Pro-poor ICT access toolkit
Pro-poor ICT access toolkit 29 September 2011 APC

To reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC produced a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising options, experiences, lessons and opportunities in pro-poor access provision in developing societies. This kit consists of three modules, each focusing on a different topic: Policy and regulation; Advocacy strategies; and community-level projects. Business people, community activists and policy-makers have an inte...

Tips for setting up wireless internet where there are few resources
Tips for setting up wireless internet where there are few resources 27 October 2008 KAH

Alex Gondwe is a techie at the Baobab Health Partnership in Malawi. He is setting up internet connections between health institutions to improve patient care and HIV/AIDS data collection. Wireless technologies offer developing countries a low-cost alternative to existing internet infrastructure and Alex was one of more than a hundred qualified and self-taught technicians, who were trained in w...

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