Un-Conferencing and Re-Censoring: The Tuesday Round Up
Following the holiday weekend, and subsequent Monday off, here's what you may have missed in tech news:
- Ars Technica delves into how activists are using technology to fight back against repression
- EFF calls for corporate accountability for spy tech companies in the first of a three-part series
- Reports of blocked SSL connections in Iran have raised fears about increased censorship ahead of the election. Even Ahmadinejad has fell victim to the ramped up censorship techniques
- Our friends at Internews and Development Seed in coordination with USAID have mapped the media landscape in Afghanistan
- Internet censorship in Thailand appears to be getting worse as the Internet seems to be deliberately slowed
- The Wall Street Journal explores why the Internet should not be regulated by the ITU
- Syria is incorporating the use of spyware to monitor dissidents
- To help mitigate the effect of attempts to censor or eradicate content posted online, Reporters without Borders has begun a project to mirror websites under threat
- China Digital Times has translated a series of comedic anecdotes from netizens on the impact of censorship
- The 3rd annual Bar Camp Yangon took place last week, with a kickoff speech from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
- Ushahidi has published a report on how to verify information in crowdsourcing projects
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