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Newsmotion - Technology http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/39/all en President Obama Honors America’s Top Scientists and Engineers, Launches New Steps to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Innovators http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-honors-america%E2%80%99s-top-scientists-and-engineers-launches-new-steps-culti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Honors America’s Top Scientists and Engineers, Launches New Steps to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Innovators </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMC3qefVktc">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p class="p1">Today, in the East Room of the White House, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/20/president-obama-presents-national-medals-science-national-medals-technol">President Obama awarded National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation</a> to 19 of our nation&rsquo;s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators -- marveling both at the amount of brainpower packed into the room and the magnitude of the laureates&#39; achievements.</p> <p class="p1">&ldquo;The results of the work of the people we honor today have transformed our world,&rdquo; <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/20/remarks-president-national-medals-science-and-national-medals-technology">President Obama said</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/20/president-obama-honors-america-s-top-scientists-and-engineers-launches-new-steps-cul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/20/president-obama-honors-america-s-top-scientists-and-engineers-launches-new-steps-cul" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/20/president-obama-honors-america-s-top-s...</a> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama California Chuck Kennedy David Blackwell Eli Harari Kumar Garg Kumar Garg Neekta Hamidi Obama Official Pete Souza Technology The President White House Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:41:24 +0000 feed 354393 at http://newsmotion.org More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/more-1200-school-superintendents-take-future-ready-district-pledge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPJoYue0sOI">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Earlier today, speaking to more than 100 school superintendents in the East Room of the White House, President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the <a href="http://tech.ed.gov/pledge/?src=fbusedgov">Future Ready Digital Pledge</a>.</p> <p>The Future Ready Digital Pledge is part of the President&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/connected">ConnectED initiative</a>, which empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content. ConnectED also seeks to connect 99 percent of America&rsquo;s students with high-speed broadband internet in their schools and libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/more-1200-school-superintendent-take-future-ready-district-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/more-1200-school-superintendent-take-future-ready-district-pledge" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/more-1200-school-superintendent-take-f...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Cameron Brenchley District of Columbia Education Official Pete Souza Technology The President White House Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:05:04 +0000 feed 353791 at http://newsmotion.org Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_498483" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Telephone_Networks#mediaviewer/File:Uganda_-_ad_on_van_in_Kampala.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-498483" alt="An MTN vehicle in Uganda, November 28, 2005, CC 2.0" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/800px-Uganda_-_ad_on_van_in_Kampala.jpg" width="800" height="600" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">An MTN vehicle in Uganda, November 28, 2005, CC 2.0</p></div> <p>Eight million people use <a href="http://www.mtn.co.ug/">MTN Uganda</a>, making it the country&#39;s undisputed mobile telecom giant. According to <a href="http://chimpreports.com/uganda-rises-up-against-mtn-exploitation/">Chimpreports.com</a>, customers have grumbled for years about unreasonable extra charges and unexplained reductions in service. For a long time, these complaints fell on deaf ears.</p> <p>Earlier this month, however, Ugandans decided to pool their influence and launch a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">hashtag campaign</a> against MTN.</p> <div id="attachment_498373" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 218px"><img class="size-full wp-image-498373" alt="A screenshot of MTN customer's phone Belinda Kyomuhendo saying the service request was unsuccessful. Image used with permission. " src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MTN-UGanda.jpg" width="218" height="388" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A screenshot of MTN customer&#39;s phone Belinda Kyomuhendo saying the service request was unsuccessful. Image used with permission.</p></div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/amanya.wisdom">Justus Amanya</a>, a local journalist, <a href="http://chimpreports.com/uganda-rises-up-against-mtn-exploitation/">told</a> reporters:</p> <blockquote><p>This week starting tomorrow 17th Nov 2014, we are going to officially hand in our dissatisfaction note and complaint to the Minister of ICT Hon George William Nyombi Thembo at his office on Parliament Avenue,” announced Justus Amanya who is leading efforts to pressure government to crack down on MTN’s “undemocratic and 24/7 robbery.</p></blockquote> <p>A staff blogger at Willappsug, a technology blog, <a href="http://www.willappsug.com/2014/11/dissatisfied-customers-to-protest-against-mtn-uganda-this-week/">summarised</a>&nbsp;MTN customers&#8217; anger as follows:</p> <blockquote><p>It is believed that Uganda is falling victim to multinational corporations who are now controlling politicians, media, government officials and pattern of consumption thus the misconduct of such big brands.</p> <p>Ugandans who have always complained about the country’s leading Telecom Company, MTN Uganda, of charging their humble customers abnormal rates and unjustifiably deducting their airtime and internet bundles through Justus Amanya who is leading the protests for the government to crack down on MTN’s undemocratic exploitation have come out to say “This week, we are going to officially hand in our dissatisfaction note and complaint to the Minister of ICT Hon George William Nyombi Thembo at his office on Parliament Avenue.”</p></blockquote> <p>On Twitter, one Kampala resident asked:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#8220;<a href="https://twitter.com/danielnuwe">@danielnuwe</a>: Q: What defines MTN? a)Poor service b)poor customer care c)bundle eating crocodiles d)all the above <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a>&#8221; ✋</p> <p>— Agaba Emma♚ (@ArcherSeamus) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArcherSeamus/status/534298227735265280">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Qwenga, a blogger and public relations professional, noted the horrible publicity this campaign makes for MTN:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PR Nightmare &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a></p> <p>— Qwenga (@bkyeyune) <a href="https://twitter.com/bkyeyune/status/534271303482892288">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Samson Tumusiime, a social media manager and co-founder of Veritas Interactive, had no kind words for the telecom:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What&#39;s the point of splashing billions on CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] and events when you can&#39;t spend just a fraction of that on R&amp;D? [Reasearch and Development] <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> — (Name Goes Here) (@Samwyri) <a href="https://twitter.com/Samwyri/status/534254342564757504">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Bob Muheebwa, meanwhile, simply wanted his money back:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yes they must refund <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/occupymtn?src=hash">#occupymtn</a> RT “<a href="https://twitter.com/sbadnose">@sbadnose</a>: @MTNUGANDACARE I have not given up on my money, even if u ignore me. I want my money!!!” — Bob Muheebwa (@tijo5) <a href="https://twitter.com/tijo5/status/278100146481422337">December 10, 2012</a> Hot Kitakuli to emphasize the point said</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MTN looking at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> tweets like. <a href="http://t.co/JWESC4sWkX">pic.twitter.com/JWESC4sWkX</a> — hot kitakuli (@thedewjosh) <a href="https://twitter.com/thedewjosh/status/534273948591329280">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Others online turned there minds to larger questions. Mwine Edgar, a political commentator, floated a conspiracy theory, for instance:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MTN must have paid UMEME [Uganda's electricity company] to loadshed my area so that I can run out of battery and stop tweeting about MTN&#39;s poor services <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> — Mwine (@mwineedgar) <a href="https://twitter.com/mwineedgar/status/534292012045205505">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>The ranting from dissatisfied customers goes on:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mtnug">@mtnug</a> customer relations: Rule No.1 Sell a crappy product expensively to our customers. Rule No. 2 Never break rule No. 1 — Klaus Kamanzi (@Nickle_las) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nickle_las/status/534296340415938560">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#8220;Sorry Operation Is Failed&#8221; should be MTN&#39;s new slogan. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a></p> <p>— hot kitakuli (@thedewjosh) <a href="https://twitter.com/thedewjosh/status/534301201924640769">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>There were some voices of support for MTN, however.&nbsp;Akampa Aaron, one apparently satisfied customer, had some kind, albeit brief, words for the corporation:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This outrage at <a href="https://twitter.com/mtnug">@mtnug</a> is unfair. Their network quality has greatly improved, mobile money is much better, and they have free calls now.</p> <p>— Akampa Aaron (@akampaaaron) <a href="https://twitter.com/akampaaaron/status/534294280232505345">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/prudence-nyamishana/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Prudence Nyamishana'>Prudence Nyamishana</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant/#comments" title="comments">comments (4) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F&#038;text=Ugandans+Launch+Hashtag+Campaign+Against+Telecom+Giant&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F&#038;title=Ugandans+Launch+Hashtag+Campaign+Against+Telecom+Giant' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-agains...</a> </div> </div> </div> Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Economics & Business English Kampala Prudence Nyamishana sub-Saharan Africa Technology Uganda Uganda Weblog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:11:24 +0000 feed 353295 at http://newsmotion.org Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_498483" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Telephone_Networks#mediaviewer/File:Uganda_-_ad_on_van_in_Kampala.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-498483" alt="An MTN vehicle in Uganda, November 28, 2005, CC 2.0" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/800px-Uganda_-_ad_on_van_in_Kampala.jpg" width="800" height="600" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">An MTN vehicle in Uganda, November 28, 2005, CC 2.0</p></div> <p>Eight million people use <a href="http://www.mtn.co.ug/">MTN Uganda</a>, making it the country&#39;s undisputed mobile telecom giant. According to <a href="http://chimpreports.com/uganda-rises-up-against-mtn-exploitation/">Chimpreports.com</a>, customers have grumbled for years about unreasonable extra charges and unexplained reductions in service. For a long time, these complaints fell on deaf ears.</p> <p>Earlier this month, however, Ugandans decided to pool their influence and launch a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">hashtag campaign</a> against MTN.</p> <div id="attachment_498373" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 218px"><img class="size-full wp-image-498373" alt="A screenshot of MTN customer's phone Belinda Kyomuhendo saying the service request was unsuccessful. Image used with permission. " src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MTN-UGanda.jpg" width="218" height="388" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A screenshot of MTN customer&#39;s phone Belinda Kyomuhendo saying the service request was unsuccessful. Image used with permission.</p></div> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/amanya.wisdom">Justus Amanya</a>, a local journalist, <a href="http://chimpreports.com/uganda-rises-up-against-mtn-exploitation/">told</a> reporters:</p> <blockquote><p>This week starting tomorrow 17th Nov 2014, we are going to officially hand in our dissatisfaction note and complaint to the Minister of ICT Hon George William Nyombi Thembo at his office on Parliament Avenue,” announced Justus Amanya who is leading efforts to pressure government to crack down on MTN’s “undemocratic and 24/7 robbery.</p></blockquote> <p>A staff blogger at Willappsug, a technology blog, <a href="http://www.willappsug.com/2014/11/dissatisfied-customers-to-protest-against-mtn-uganda-this-week/">summarised</a>&nbsp;MTN customers&#8217; anger as follows:</p> <blockquote><p>It is believed that Uganda is falling victim to multinational corporations who are now controlling politicians, media, government officials and pattern of consumption thus the misconduct of such big brands.</p> <p>Ugandans who have always complained about the country’s leading Telecom Company, MTN Uganda, of charging their humble customers abnormal rates and unjustifiably deducting their airtime and internet bundles through Justus Amanya who is leading the protests for the government to crack down on MTN’s undemocratic exploitation have come out to say “This week, we are going to officially hand in our dissatisfaction note and complaint to the Minister of ICT Hon George William Nyombi Thembo at his office on Parliament Avenue.”</p></blockquote> <p>On Twitter, one Kampala resident asked:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#8220;<a href="https://twitter.com/danielnuwe">@danielnuwe</a>: Q: What defines MTN? a)Poor service b)poor customer care c)bundle eating crocodiles d)all the above <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a>&#8221; ✋</p> <p>— Agaba Emma♚ (@ArcherSeamus) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArcherSeamus/status/534298227735265280">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Qwenga, a blogger and public relations professional, noted the horrible publicity this campaign makes for MTN:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PR Nightmare &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a></p> <p>— Qwenga (@bkyeyune) <a href="https://twitter.com/bkyeyune/status/534271303482892288">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Samson Tumusiime, a social media manager and co-founder of Veritas Interactive, had no kind words for the telecom:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What&#39;s the point of splashing billions on CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] and events when you can&#39;t spend just a fraction of that on R&amp;D? [Reasearch and Development] <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> — (Name Goes Here) (@Samwyri) <a href="https://twitter.com/Samwyri/status/534254342564757504">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Bob Muheebwa, meanwhile, simply wanted his money back:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yes they must refund <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/occupymtn?src=hash">#occupymtn</a> RT “<a href="https://twitter.com/sbadnose">@sbadnose</a>: @MTNUGANDACARE I have not given up on my money, even if u ignore me. I want my money!!!” — Bob Muheebwa (@tijo5) <a href="https://twitter.com/tijo5/status/278100146481422337">December 10, 2012</a> Hot Kitakuli to emphasize the point said</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MTN looking at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> tweets like. <a href="http://t.co/JWESC4sWkX">pic.twitter.com/JWESC4sWkX</a> — hot kitakuli (@thedewjosh) <a href="https://twitter.com/thedewjosh/status/534273948591329280">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Others online turned there minds to larger questions. Mwine Edgar, a political commentator, floated a conspiracy theory, for instance:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MTN must have paid UMEME [Uganda's electricity company] to loadshed my area so that I can run out of battery and stop tweeting about MTN&#39;s poor services <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> — Mwine (@mwineedgar) <a href="https://twitter.com/mwineedgar/status/534292012045205505">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>The ranting from dissatisfied customers goes on:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mtnug">@mtnug</a> customer relations: Rule No.1 Sell a crappy product expensively to our customers. Rule No. 2 Never break rule No. 1 — Klaus Kamanzi (@Nickle_las) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nickle_las/status/534296340415938560">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#8220;Sorry Operation Is Failed&#8221; should be MTN&#39;s new slogan. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyMTN?src=hash">#OccupyMTN</a></p> <p>— hot kitakuli (@thedewjosh) <a href="https://twitter.com/thedewjosh/status/534301201924640769">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>There were some voices of support for MTN, however.&nbsp;Akampa Aaron, one apparently satisfied customer, had some kind, albeit brief, words for the corporation:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This outrage at <a href="https://twitter.com/mtnug">@mtnug</a> is unfair. Their network quality has greatly improved, mobile money is much better, and they have free calls now.</p> <p>— Akampa Aaron (@akampaaaron) <a href="https://twitter.com/akampaaaron/status/534294280232505345">November 17, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/prudence-nyamishana/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Prudence Nyamishana'>Prudence Nyamishana</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant/#comments" title="comments">comments (3) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F&#038;text=Ugandans+Launch+Hashtag+Campaign+Against+Telecom+Giant&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F&#038;title=Ugandans+Launch+Hashtag+Campaign+Against+Telecom+Giant' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F18%2Fugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-against-telecom-giant/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/ugandans-launch-hashtag-campaign-agains...</a> </div> </div> </div> Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Economics & Business English Kampala Prudence Nyamishana sub-Saharan Africa Technology Uganda Uganda Weblog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:11:24 +0000 feed 353714 at http://newsmotion.org Secure Tools for Activists: When to Make Designs and When to Make Demands http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/secure-tools-activists-when-make-designs-and-when-make-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secure Tools for Activists: When to Make Designs and When to Make Demands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What tech tools should human rights defenders use when balancing efficacy and safety - open source secure tools or insecure mainstream platforms? Morgan Hargrave unpacks the pros and cons of each and discusses the WITNESS strategy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.witness.org/2014/11/make-designs-make-demands/">Secure Tools for Activists: When to Make Designs and When to Make Demands</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.witness.org">WITNESS Blog</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://blog.witness.org/2014/11/make-designs-make-demands/" target="_blank">http://blog.witness.org/2014/11/make-designs-make-demands/</a> </div> </div> </div> digital security Morgan Hargrave Technology Technology / Equipment technology companies Unofficial Video for Change Youtube youtube policy Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:09:32 +0000 feed 353020 at http://newsmotion.org Activists Discover Evidence of St. Petersburg's River of Poop http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/activists-discover-evidence-st-petersburgs-river-poop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists Discover Evidence of St. Petersburg&#039;s River of Poop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_498307" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-498307" alt="poopriver" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/poopriver-800x528.jpg" width="800" height="528" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The mysterious fragrance of St. Petersburg&#39;s waterways. Images edited by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>There’s a river of shit running through St. Petersburg. It starts in a little town called Novoye Devyatkino and flows into the Neva, where it empties into Neva Bay and then the Gulf of Finland. Locals for some time have sniffed with suspicion at the waterways from Novoye Devyatkino, but a group of ecologists now says it has proof that human feces are sailing unfiltered through St. Petersburg.</p> <p>Two weeks ago, a group of St. Petersburg ecologists&nbsp;conducted a test in Novoye Devyatkino, a suburb about 12 miles outside the city, of the local sewer system. In a study they titled “<a href="http://koprotravel.info/">Feces Travel</a>,” the activists dropped <a href="http://www.kp.ru/daily/26308/3186725/">ten miniaturized, waterproofed GPS-tracking units</a> down the toilet of a single apartment home and began mapping the devices’ signals. On their website, the ecologists claim the trackers spilled out directly into the open-air waterways outside the building, without encountering even the most rudimentary sewage filtration. From Novoye Devyatkino, five of the devices reached the open waters of Neva Bay, where the units’ batteries appear to have died.</p> <div id="attachment_498318" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://koprotravel.info/"><img class="size-large wp-image-498318 " alt="Map of the GPS-trackers' paths. Via koprotravel.info." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2014-11-17-at-5.06.03-PM-800x360.png" width="800" height="360" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Map of the GPS-trackers&#8217; paths. Via koprotravel.info.</p></div> <p>Some on the Internet have questioned the ecologists’ results, doubting that GPS units would be able to broadcast a signal from underground. Many of these <a href="http://www.yaplakal.com/forum1/topic965745.html">objections</a> are based on the misunderstanding that the ecologists were tracking GPS units in sewer lines. According to those behind the experiment, however, the trackers—along with anything else one tends to flush down the toilet in Novoye Devyatkino—never made it underground to the sewers: they spilled into the streams directly outside, without slipping through so much as a net.</p> <p><iframe width="650" height="488" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-gYahJlb18?start=30&#038;feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Some questions, however, do remain about the experiment. On October 29, the ecologists published a video explaining what they did, featuring a woman who identifies herself as Evgenia Dolgova. In the video, Dolgova displays a small gumball-sized item when explaining the use of GPS-trackers (see photo below). The video then flashes a few stock photographs of two different types of waterproof GPS-trackers: the <a href="http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/new-tk-star-gps-tracker-gprs-gsm-gps-network-Quadband-Waterproof-TKSTAR-GPS-Tracker-with-SOS/1087481_1887004821.html">TKSTAR LK109</a> and the <a href="http://gps-tracker-review.toptenreviews.com/twin-mask-mini-gps-tracker-details.html">Twin Mask MT-90</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_498310" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-498310" alt="Evgenia Dolgova shows off one of the GPS-trackers supposedly used in &quot;Feces Travel.&quot;" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2014-11-17-at-4.47.08-PM-800x443.png" width="800" height="443" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Evgenia Dolgova shows off one of the GPS-trackers supposedly used in &#8220;Feces Travel.&#8221;</p></div> <p>Both these devices have a battery life of about 160 hours, making it possible to receive signals for almost a week, but the units’ faces are almost four square inches, making it hard to believe that either of these two trackers was the object between Dolgova’s fingers in the YouTube video.</p> <p>On November 17, after learning about the experiment in Novoye Devyatkino, some of the area’s residents started <a href="http://ochta-service.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&amp;t=148">posting complaints</a> on the local utility company’s <a href="http://www.ochta-service.ru/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=53:2011-04-29-11-58-33&amp;catid=35:2011-04-28-07-51-46&amp;Itemid=27">webpage</a>, uploading photographs of their utility bills and circling in red the 200-ruble (about $4) fee for sewage service. The ecologists’ <a href="http://koprotravel.info/">website</a>, which has been experiencing temporary outages that they attribute to hackers, now includes a link to these complaints.</p> <div class="notes"><strong>Update (November 18, 2014):</strong> RuNet Echo was able to contact the ecologists responsible for this experiment, and we learned that the trackers they used were not the same devices displayed in their YouTube video. According to the group, they customized their own Chinese-made GPS/GLONASS units, which they enclosed in small waterproof containers. The containers were each filled with a small air bubble, to make them float. Each unit was also covered in a salt mixture, which apparently allowed the devices to sink initially. After that mixture dissolved, the trackers began floating again, making it possible to emit a signal. The ecologists say the units&#8217; batteries are set to economize power, sending a single signal once an hour, meaning that some of the trajectories shown on the map above are based on guesswork.</div> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps/#comments" title="comments">comments (1) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F&#038;text=Activists+Discover+Evidence+of+St.+Petersburg%27s+River+of+Poop&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F&#038;title=Activists+Discover+Evidence+of+St.+Petersburg%27s+River+of+Poop' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps...</a> </div> </div> </div> Citizen Citizen Media Eastern & Central Europe English Environment Finland Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russian Technology Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:02:55 +0000 feed 353131 at http://newsmotion.org Activists Discover Evidence of St. Petersburg's River of Poop http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/activists-discover-evidence-st-petersburgs-river-poop-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists Discover Evidence of St. Petersburg&#039;s River of Poop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_498307" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-498307" alt="poopriver" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/poopriver-800x528.jpg" width="800" height="528" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The mysterious fragrance of St. Petersburg&#39;s waterways. Images edited by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>There’s a river of shit running through St. Petersburg. It starts in a little town called Novoye Devyatkino and flows into the Neva, where it empties into Neva Bay and then the Gulf of Finland. Locals for some time have sniffed with suspicion at the waterways from Novoye Devyatkino, but a group of ecologists now says it has proof that human feces are sailing unfiltered through St. Petersburg.</p> <p>Two weeks ago, a group of St. Petersburg ecologists&nbsp;conducted a test in Novoye Devyatkino, a suburb about 12 miles outside the city, of the local sewer system. In a study they titled “<a href="http://koprotravel.info/">Feces Travel</a>,” the activists dropped <a href="http://www.kp.ru/daily/26308/3186725/">ten miniaturized, waterproofed GPS-tracking units</a> down the toilet of a single apartment home and began mapping the devices’ signals. On their website, the ecologists claim the trackers spilled out directly into the open-air waterways outside the building, without encountering even the most rudimentary sewage filtration. From Novoye Devyatkino, five of the devices reached the open waters of Neva Bay, where the units’ batteries appear to have died.</p> <div id="attachment_498318" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://koprotravel.info/"><img class="size-large wp-image-498318 " alt="Map of the GPS-trackers' paths. Via koprotravel.info." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2014-11-17-at-5.06.03-PM-800x360.png" width="800" height="360" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Map of the GPS-trackers&#8217; paths. Via koprotravel.info.</p></div> <p>Some on the Internet have questioned the ecologists’ results, doubting that GPS units would be able to broadcast a signal from underground. Many of these <a href="http://www.yaplakal.com/forum1/topic965745.html">objections</a> are based on the misunderstanding that the ecologists were tracking GPS units in sewer lines. According to those behind the experiment, however, the trackers—along with anything else one tends to flush down the toilet in Novoye Devyatkino—never made it underground to the sewers: they spilled into the streams directly outside, without slipping through so much as a net.</p> <p><iframe width="650" height="488" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-gYahJlb18?start=30&#038;feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Some questions, however, do remain about the experiment. On October 29, the ecologists published a video explaining what they did, featuring a woman who identifies herself as Evgenia Dolgova. In the video, Dolgova displays a small gumball-sized item when explaining the use of GPS-trackers (see photo below). The video then flashes a few stock photographs of two different types of waterproof GPS-trackers: the <a href="http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/new-tk-star-gps-tracker-gprs-gsm-gps-network-Quadband-Waterproof-TKSTAR-GPS-Tracker-with-SOS/1087481_1887004821.html">TKSTAR LK109</a> and the <a href="http://gps-tracker-review.toptenreviews.com/twin-mask-mini-gps-tracker-details.html">Twin Mask MT-90</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_498310" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-498310" alt="Evgenia Dolgova shows off one of the GPS-trackers supposedly used in &quot;Feces Travel.&quot;" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screen-Shot-2014-11-17-at-4.47.08-PM-800x443.png" width="800" height="443" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Evgenia Dolgova shows off one of the GPS-trackers supposedly used in &#8220;Feces Travel.&#8221;</p></div> <p>Both these devices have a battery life of about 160 hours, making it possible to receive signals for almost a week, but the units’ faces are almost four square inches, making it hard to believe that either of these two trackers was the object between Dolgova’s fingers in the YouTube video.</p> <p>On November 17, after learning about the experiment in Novoye Devyatkino, some of the area’s residents started <a href="http://ochta-service.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&amp;t=148">posting complaints</a> on the local utility company’s <a href="http://www.ochta-service.ru/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=53:2011-04-29-11-58-33&amp;catid=35:2011-04-28-07-51-46&amp;Itemid=27">webpage</a>, uploading photographs of their utility bills and circling in red the 200-ruble (about $4) fee for sewage service. The ecologists’ <a href="http://koprotravel.info/">website</a>, which has been experiencing temporary outages that they attribute to hackers, now includes a link to these complaints.</p> <div class="notes"><strong>Update (November 18, 2014):</strong> RuNet Echo was able to contact the ecologists responsible for this experiment, and we learned that the trackers they used were not the same devices displayed in their YouTube video. According to the group, they customized their own Chinese-made GPS/GLONASS units, which they enclosed in small waterproof containers. The containers were each filled with a small air bubble, to make them float. Each unit was also covered in a salt mixture, which apparently allowed the devices to sink initially. After that mixture dissolved, the trackers began floating again, making it possible to emit a signal. The ecologists say the units&#8217; batteries are set to economize power, sending a single signal once an hour, meaning that some of the trajectories shown on the map above are based on guesswork.</div> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps/#comments" title="comments">comments (19) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F&#038;text=Activists+Discover+Evidence+of+St.+Petersburg%27s+River+of+Poop&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F&#038;title=Activists+Discover+Evidence+of+St.+Petersburg%27s+River+of+Poop' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F17%2Frussia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/17/russia-sewers-poop-river-petersburg-gps...</a> </div> </div> </div> Citizen Citizen Media Eastern & Central Europe English Environment Finland Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russian Technology Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:02:55 +0000 feed 353425 at http://newsmotion.org The Google Bus Is Bringing Internet Skills to Half A Million Students in Bangladesh http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/google-bus-bringing-internet-skills-half-million-students-bangladesh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Google Bus Is Bringing Internet Skills to Half A Million Students in Bangladesh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_497795" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg2oXlj03eE"><img class="size-featured_image_large wp-image-497795" alt="Screenshot of Google Bus from the Intro Video on YouTube" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Google-Bus-800x450.jpg" width="800" height="450" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Screenshot of Google Bus from the Intro Video on YouTube (click to watch the video)</p></div> <p>A team from tech giant Google is&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/12/google-is-driving-a-bus-across-bangladesh-to-help-500000-students-learn-about-the-internet/">driving across Bangladesh</a>&nbsp;to teach half a million college and university students throughout Bangladesh how to make the most of the Internet. The specially retrofitted <a href="http://googleasiapacific.blogspot.sg/2014/11/google-bus-takes-internet-for-ride.html">Google Bus</a> powered with 3G mobile Internet will visit 500 campuses in 35 locations across the South Asian country.</p> <p>More and more people in Bangladesh are going online, thanks to 3G mobile Internet. In last two years, Internet penetration jumped to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessnews-bd.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=8860:internet-users-reach-to-3343-million-in-bangladesh">20 percent</a>&nbsp;from just <a href="http://www.internetworldstats.com/asia/bd.htm">5 percent</a>&nbsp;in 2012. These new users, especially young people, do not have adequate training to harness the potential of Internet and new media.</p> <p>The Google Bus initiative seeks to change that, not only allowing students to connect to the Internet but also learn about new tools that aid their education and development and attend instructor-led training sessions. Students involved in the project will also be able to use a number of Internet-connected Android devices.</p> <p>The bus has <a href="http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/nov/12/google-bus-bangladesh-launches-journey">already visited</a> several colleges and universities in the capital Dhaka. In the coming months, it will start its journey towards academic institutions in and around Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Barisal and other major cities.</p> <p>Netizens have expressed their enthusiasm for Google&#39;s initiative:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Google?src=hash">#Google</a> is <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/driving?src=hash">#driving</a> all over <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bangladesh?src=hash">#Bangladesh</a> to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/teach?src=hash">#teach</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/college?src=hash">#college</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/students?src=hash">#students</a> about the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/internet?src=hash">#internet</a> <a href="http://t.co/MvMCMhz74M">http://t.co/MvMCMhz74M</a></p> <p>— Kadeer Arif (@Kadeer1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kadeer1/status/533176011060690944">November 14, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/google">@google</a> Bus begins its journey in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bangladesh?src=hash">#Bangladesh</a> <a href="http://t.co/WpimpOe7bx">http://t.co/WpimpOe7bx</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/bdnews24com">@bdnews24com</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoogleBus?src=hash">#GoogleBus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoogleBusBD?src=hash">#GoogleBusBD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Google?src=hash">#Google</a> <a href="http://t.co/xSY8RYWsyl">pic.twitter.com/xSY8RYWsyl</a></p> <p>— Nurunnaby Hasive (@nhasive) <a href="https://twitter.com/nhasive/status/532865886328061952">November 13, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Google?src=hash">#Google</a> is betting on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bangladesh?src=hash">#Bangladesh</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ICT?src=hash">#ICT</a>&#8230;too&#8230;! Google u&#39;re welcome! :) <a href="http://t.co/9zZphMwi6e">http://t.co/9zZphMwi6e</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/googlebusbd?src=hash">#googlebusbd</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/business?src=hash">#business</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/internet?src=hash">#internet</a></p> <p>— Hamidul HUQ (@EMADSWISS) <a href="https://twitter.com/EMADSWISS/status/533202115205005313">November 14, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Many students have shared their experience on the <a href="https://plus.google.com/communities/105749255351962606092">Google Plus community page</a>. <a href="https://plus.google.com/114714602085891352685/posts/isHzsVL4Tam">Murad Hossain</a> from Adamji Cantonment College posted:</p> <blockquote><p>The Google bus team came to our #ACC college Campus..It&#39;s just great :) Though it&#39;s new to me but feeling excited. Hope in Bangladesh it will spread soon and gain popularity&#8230;</p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://plus.google.com/103976943456723978841/posts/DhNaLg9Rdxy">Orpita Ahmed (Bristy)</a> wrote:</p> <blockquote><p>Hi, I&#39;m bristy from tejgaon college. I like Google Bus. It is very essential for our daily life. So I like it very much.</p></blockquote> <p>On Bangladeshi blog Jhalmoori,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jhalmoori.com/google-bus-project/">Ahmed Rabib Towsif</a>&nbsp;explained the significance of the Google Bus:</p> <blockquote><p>Google as we all know by their search engine is a multinational company with a mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. With the Google Bus Bangladesh initiative it would not only benefit the youth from today, but benefit the whole country tomorrow.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/rezwan/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Rezwan'>Rezwan</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/14/the-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F14%2Fthe-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh%2F&#038;text=The+Google+Bus+Is+Bringing+Internet+Skills+to+Half+A+Million+Students+in+Bangladesh&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F14%2Fthe-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F14%2Fthe-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh%2F&#038;title=The+Google+Bus+Is+Bringing+Internet+Skills+to+Half+A+Million+Students+in+Bangladesh' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F11%2F14%2Fthe-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/14/the-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-skills-to-half-a-million-students-in-bangladesh/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/14/the-google-bus-is-bringing-internet-ski...</a> </div> </div> </div> Bangladesh Bangladesh Chittagong Citizen Citizen Media Development Dhaka Digital Activism Education English Good News International Relations Rezwan South Asia Technology Weblog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:02:20 +0000 feed 352115 at http://newsmotion.org What They're Saying About the President's Plan to Protect Net Neutrality http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-theyre-saying-about-presidents-plan-protect-net-neutrality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What They&#039;re Saying About the President&#039;s Plan to Protect Net Neutrality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p>More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilites we could barely fathom a generation ago and has provided an equal platform for new generations to define our future. That is why President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the strongest set of rules that will <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/10/free-and-open-internet-what-you-need-know-about-net-neutrality">protect the principle of net neutrality</a> and ensure an open and free Internet for all.&nbsp;</p> <p>Americans across the country -- and the world wide web -- were quick to express strong support for the President&#39;s plan. Here&#39;s a look at what just a few people -- from congressmembers and reporters to technology experts and Internet platforms like Netflix and Tumblr -- have to say about the President&#39;s support for net neutrality:&nbsp;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/what-theyre-saying-about-presidents-plan-protect-net-neutrality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/what-theyre-saying-about-presidents-plan-protect-net-neutrality" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/what-theyre-saying-about-presidents-pl...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Kinzinger Alan Grayson Anil Dash Anna G. Eshoo Barack Obama Barbara Lee Ben Cardin Bill de Blasio Elise Hu Elizabeth Warren Jay Inslee Lance Ulanoff Matt Yglesias Nancy Pelosi Niki Tsongas Official Ron Wyden Sheldon Whitehouse Suzanne Bonamici Tanya Somanader Technology The President Tim Wu White House Wil Wheaton Zoe Lofgren Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:51:28 +0000 feed 351520 at http://newsmotion.org Yo: 'Utterly pointless' or the future of communication? http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/yo-utterly-pointless-or-future-communication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yo: &#039;Utterly pointless&#039; or the future of communication? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The app that was launched on April Fool's Day is no joke, says co-founder Or Arbel<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/406ec82c/sc/5/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/210977919649/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/406ec82c/sc/5/a2t.img" border="0"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/406ec82c/sc/5/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Ctechnology0Cnews0C112268170CYo0EUtterly0Epointless0Eor0Ethe0Efuture0Eof0Ecommunication0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/406ec82c/sc/5/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> app Camilla Turner Silicon Valley Technology Unofficial Yo app Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:15 +0000 feed 351164 at http://newsmotion.org