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Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban

ISLAMABAD
25 January 2016
(APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC demand clarity from the government of Pakistan and Google regarding the terms agreed on.

Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the Worlds Largest Telecommunications Companies 2015

With currently more than 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and 3.2 billion internet users, the growth of the telecoms sector has enabled unprecedented opportunities for social and economic development. Unfortunately this impressive progress has not meant an end to the dangers of corrupt practices.

This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.

This Is How Visualizing Open Data Can Help Save Lives

Cities are increasingly releasing data that they can use to make life better for their residents online -- enabling journalists and researchers to better inform the public.

New Voices in Indonesias Open Government Journey

As a founding member of the Open Government Partnership, Indonesia has been vocal about embracing the potential of technology to bring information on spending and performance to the public, and to connect government workers with the people they serve.But the transition to new ways of working with technology is more than just a technical issue for government actors, and for citizens.

Translator Gator: A Language Game for Research

Author: 
Yulistina Riyadi & Lalitia Apsari
Today Pulse Lab Jakarta launches <

Can a computer write poetry?

If you read a poem and feel moved by it, but then find out it was actually written by a computer, would you feel differently about the experience? Would you think that the computer had expressed itself and been creative, or would you feel like you had fallen for a cheap trick?

Big data at Davos a year later, delivering innovation value

Last year, we spoke at Davos about Big Data. We were excited to explore the challenges and opportunities; especially in regards to the 2030 roadmap for the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals). So, a year on, has big data caught on?

Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya

21 January 2016
(GenderIT.org)

The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety

US Teachers: Apply Now to Globalize Your Classroom

Are you a US teacher who wants to connect your students to the world beyond a classroom? Do you want to experience new cultures and incorporate them into your teaching?

Health Supply Chain Capacity Development: A Must for the Sustainable Development Goals and Health Equity

Though it is 2016, one-third of the world’s population is still without access to essential life-saving medicines.

Let's design social media that drives real change

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt ... by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground.

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