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The past 30 days in technology for development

New issue paper: How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights

23 December 2015
(Avri Doria for APC)

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the issues surrounding strategies for cooperation with the tech

A Recent History of Back Doored Encryption, in 4 links

This is partially a footnotes section from last week's Crpyto Saves Lives post, but every week brings new stories, and this week was a doozy. So, let's recap the whole "backdoored crypto / secret golden keys can work" argument:
(1) We can protect private information

New edition: Locating gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

23 December 2015
( for APCNews)

For nine years, feminist activists struggled to bring gender issues out of the peripheries

Some of Our Favorite Stories From 2015

Here are some of our favorite stories from 2015. You can also view an album of some of our favorite photos here.

How to beat the digital divide

Billionaire-genius Elon Musk plans to deploy hundreds of low Earth orbit micro-satellites to connect the world's remaining 4.2 billion people without access to the Internet.

Who Is Really Putting Nepal Back Together?

More than seven months after a devastating earthquake in Nepal killed almost 9,000 people and left millions in need of food, shelter, and basic medical care, most of the $4 billion committed by international donors has

Happy Holidays from IREX to You!

From around the world, IREX staff wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Could Equity Crowdfunding Be a Pathway from Poverty?

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Read between the Lines: An Open Source Lesson from Tech Billionaires

Tech billionaires aren’t classic philanthropists, president and editor-in-chief of Devex Raj Kuma said during his opening keynote at this year’s Triangle Global Health Consortium annual conference.They don’t just provide money with some gene

The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads

What if someone had already figured out the answers to the world's most pressing policy problems, but those solutions were buried deep in a PDF, somewhere nobody will ever read them?

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