Category Archives: Tech

  • World governments copy China’s internet restrictions

    A new study on Internet freedom says governments are emulating China's excessively restrictive online controls. ...

  • Tibetan keyboard for Android updated

    The Iron Rabbit League has just released an updated version of the Tibetan keyboard from the "Bho for Android" open-source project. ...

  • Malware found on brand-new MSwindows computers in China

    The new laptop, supposedly in pristine, super-fast, direct-from-the-factory condition, had instantly become part of an illegal, global network capable of attacking websites, looting bank accounts and stealing personal data. ...

  • How Google builds its maps—and what it means for the future of everything

    Behind every Google Map is the deep map containing the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. ...

  • Burma ends censorship

    The Burmese government announced on Monday the lifting — after 50 years — of direct censorship of print media. ...

  • Trapwire surveillance system exposed in document leak

    Papers released by WikiLeaks show US department of homeland security paid $832,000 to deploy the Trapwire system in two cities. ...

  • Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

    Both sides in Syria are waging what seems to be an intensifying conflict in cyberspace, often attempting to use misinformation and rumour to tilt the war in reality. ...

  • Technology boosting China people power

    The internet, despite Beijing's best efforts at censorship, has empowered and connected China’s people in a way that couldn't have been envisioned even a few years ago. ...

  • China’s Internet ‘cut off’ from freedom

    Chinese Internet users gave a mixed reaction to the passage this week of the first United Nations resolution on Internet freedom, which called on all states to support individuals' rights online as much as offline, ...

  • U.N. Human Rights Council backs internet freedom

    The United Nations Human Rights Council is backing a landmark resolution that states people have a right to freedom of expression on the Internet. The resolution got nearly universal support — even from countries that censor the Internet. ...