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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 )

- 634 days ago -
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.
Video:A Hilarious New NSA Video for the Holidays
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- 663 days ago -
This new video is the perfect way to show your friends that while Santa's spying operation may be magical, the NSA's is very real--and why we should all care.
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 )

- 670 days ago -
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.
Accion's Venture Lab Closes Two New Investments
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, health, healthcare, society, world, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', africa, asia, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

- 677 days ago -
Both companies are focused on developing new technologies that promise pioneering developments in mobile money, microinsurance and delivery models for the poor.
2012: The Year in Pee and Poop Sami Grover Design / Bathroom Design January 3, 2013 Teenagers Invent a Pee-Powered Generator 20
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- 691 days ago -
"Derek posted on four teenage girls who presented a "pee-powered generator" at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, it generatored quite the discussion in our comments."
International Organizations Pressure Congress to Respect Human Rights
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, HumanRights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, china, ethics, europe, freedoms, GoodNews, government, middle-east, media, politics, society, usa, world, society, safety, investigation, discovery, news )

- 835 days ago -
a broad-based group of civil society organizations and individuals, sent a letter to the US Congress representing the international response to the massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program.
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 )

- 862 days ago -
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
WPFD: Recognizing An Ongoing Struggle
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, politics, media, society, usa, world, NewTechnology, internet, investigation, safety, technology, tech )

- 877 days ago -
World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of independent media. But WPFD is also an opportunity to pay attention to where press freedom is under attack around the world-and the increasing tendency of those attacks to occur on
The World Telecommunication Policy Forum: Issues to Watch
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- 904 days ago -
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
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- 908 days ago -
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
Debunking the Myth of a Digital Cold War, Before It's Too Late
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, news, middle-east, society, politics, world, usa, internet, investigation, interesting, technology, tech, NewTechnology )

- 913 days ago -
There is no digital Cold War. But perpetuating that myth could create one, and that's not a good thing, writes author.
How Agroforestry Schemes Can Improve Food Security in Developing Countries
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- 947 days ago -
Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential
Head Start for Critically Endangered Crocs
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- 950 days ago -
With 250 of their kind left in the wild, Siamese crocodiles are critically endangered--and getting a boost. A group of 19 captive-raised baby crocs are preparing for life in the Xe Champhone wetland complex of Savanakhet Province, in their native turf in..
Climate Conversations - Chickpea Genome Map to Benefit Poor Farmers
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- 978 days ago -
A team of agricultural researchers from Asia, Australia, Europe& North America, led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), has decoded the genome of the chickpea, a nutritious grain legume for many of the wor
A Wrist-Worn Answer to Sexual Attack?
Science & Tech  (tags: crime, violence, women, world, humanrights, HumanRights, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia )

- 981 days ago -
As part of a briefing about electronic innovations planned for this year by the department in charge of electronic innovations, the Indian government unveiled early plans for a new device it hopes will reduce crimes against women.It is a watch that can a

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