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Indonesian Indigenous Groups Fight Climate Change With GPS Mapping
Science & Tech  (tags: asia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, violence, UnitedNations, society, politics, technology, world, science, NewTechnology, interesting, Gizmos, environment, climate, safety )

JL
- 247 days ago - irinnews.org
Indigenous communities in Indonesia are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands, a move many believe could also help mitigate the negative effects of climate change.
Take Action: End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, unitednations, usa, world, UnitedNations, politics, middle-east, HumanRights, study, technology, internet, Gizmos, discovery, society, safety )

JL
- 283 days ago - secure2.convio.net
A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.
United Nations Counterterrorism Official Launches Investigation Into NSA Surveillance
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, government, HumanRights, world, UnitedNations, unitednations, usa, europe, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, technology, internet, investigation )

JL
- 285 days ago - theverge.com
The United Nations senior counterterrorism official is launching an investigation into the surveillance activities of both the United States' and the United Kingdom's intelligence agencies.
U.N. Committee Calls for End to Excessive Electronic Spying
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, UnitedNations, usa, unitednations, world, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, GoodNews, government, HumanRights, technology, NewTechnology, discovery )

JL
- 288 days ago - reuters.com
A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday called for an end to excessive electronic surveillance and expressed concern at the harm such scrutiny, including spying in foreign states and the mass collection of personal data, may have on human rights.
Mobile - A Bridge Across The Gender Divide
Science & Tech  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, unitednations, world, UnitedNations, technology, safety, society, medicine, investigation, performance, concept, Gizmos, health, humans )

JL
- 475 days ago - forbes.com
Giving women access to mobile technology will allow them to better care for themselves & their children as well as reduce gender inequality, writes Patricia Mechael, executive director of the mHealth Alliance. "I can't help but wonder how much closer we
The World Telecommunication Policy Forum: Issues to Watch
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, blog, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, HumanRights, politics, society, world, technology, internet, UnitedNations )

JL
- 517 days ago - accessnow.org
its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years.
UN: Mobile Technology Essential in Conflict and Disaster Areas
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, government, ethics, conflict, africa, asia, middle-east, society, technology, tech, NewTechnology, investigation, interesting, humans )

JL
- 522 days ago - daynews.com
In a recent event in New York jointly organized by the United Nations and the Government of Turkey, mobile technology was put on the spotlight. Rebecca Grynspan, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme highlighted th
U.N. Foundation Offers a Challenge and a Lesson on Global Health
Science & Tech  (tags: UnitedNations, unitednations, world, health, disease, healthcare, safety, protection, treatment, study, prevention, technology, NewTechnology, Gizmos, health, tech, design, concept )

JL
- 551 days ago - philanthropy.com
The UN Foundation is raising awareness of global health threats through the Global Good Challenge game that can be played on smartphones. Players increase their understanding of health challenges & the UN programs that address them,& can show their s
How Agroforestry Schemes Can Improve Food Security in Developing Countries
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JL
- 560 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential
Internet 'Under Assault' By Censoring UN, Regulator Says
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, propaganda, republicans, usa, UnitedNations, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', technology, world, study, tech, safety, NewTechnology, internet )

JL
- 582 days ago - bloomberg.com
International proposals to control the Internet will continue after a United Nations conference in Dubai and the U.S. should be ready to fight such efforts, lawmakers and a regulator said.
UN Group OKs New Video Format to Save Bandwidth
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JL
- 592 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The U.N. telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files.
Local Software Can Spur Development, Says UN Report
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, humanrights, HumanRights, freedoms, government, humans, goodnews, GoodNews, world, UnitedNations, unitednations, society, ethics, computer, computers, concept, design, study, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

JL
- 609 days ago - scidev.net
Local software production and development can spur economic growth in Africa and other developing economies, says a report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development
U.N. Changes Hottest-Day-on-Record Date
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, climate-change, climate, weather, science )

JL
- 621 days ago - upi.com
The U.N. climate agency has changed the world's hottest day on record from Sept. 13, 1922, in Libya, to July 10, 1913, in California's Death Valley.
China Approves Tighter Rules on Internet Access
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, government, humanrights, media, politics, UnitedNations, world, computers, business, NewTechnology, internet, safety, technology, tech, society )

JL
- 622 days ago - bbc.co.uk
China has tightened its rules on internet usage to enforce a previous requirement that users fully identify themselves to service providers.
 

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