The Monday Round-Up: Under the Radar
Today's round-up is looking at news about being undercover: whether it's sneaky viruses that impact networks, or how groups are able to continue their work online despite diverse obstacles; and much more:
- F-Secure's Chief Research Officer explains why their anti-virus company and others failed to catch Flame and Stuxnet.
- Wired explores how insurgents were able to counteract censorship and surveillance under the Qaddafi regime.
- In case you missed it, Vietnam has released a new decree on Internet censorship. In addition, researchers at Harvard have researched how the Chinese model of censorship allows goverment criticism but silences collective expression.
- Open Garden is a new mobile app project designed to create a mesh network across users. For more interest in mesh network projects, check out the Commotion Wireless project at the Open Technology Institute.
- A new report from the World Economic Forum provides a multistakeholder perspective on ways to deal with increasing cyber attacks and to improve corporate governance.
- Missed Rightscon? NDI Alum Katherine Maher has live-blogged the events throughout the conference.
- Access has partnered with Facebook to launch a Tech Innovation Prize to promote human rights.
- The New York Times has released an interactive collection of tech innnovations.
- The World Bank's infoDev program has published a new survey on mobile learning.
- Looking for a way to explain how open source works? How about using recipes as an analogy?
- The Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) aims to strengthen the use ICTs across the continent. The founding states are Nigeria, Gambia, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, and South Africa.
- Think you might be addicted to Facebook? Read this article from the Atlantic.
Democratic activists and human rights organizers aren't computer geeks — and now they don't have to be.
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