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REALLY COOL---U.N. Launches App to Feed Hungry With a Simple Tap
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, NewTechnology, technology to fight hunger, activism, donations, world hunger, children, society, philanthropy )

Cal
- 318 days ago - takepart.com
Instead of costly mailers, return envelopes, and stamps, a new app called Share the Meal is billing itself as the first mobile crowdfunding app to end global hunger. U.N. leaders hope to use this low-overhead means to help Syrians fleeing the current con
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Children Become Literate: Tell the UN To Put Technology on the Global Education Agenda
Society & Culture  (tags: children, education, literacy, technology, tools, ethics, rights, world )

Cal
- 326 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
There are 740 million illiterate people in the world and 250 million children who lack basic reading and writing skills. Books are required for the development of these skills, yet 50% of schools in Africa have few or no books at all.
5 Mobile Technologies Help Level the Playing Field for People With Disabilities
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, rights, humans, ethics, freedoms, mobile, technology, disability, American’s with Disabilities Act, smartphones, tablets, mobile, gadgets, help )

Darren
- 418 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The American's with Disabilities Act has influenced development of smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets to help the disabled
The Gadget That Lets India's Women Fight Sexual Harassment in Real Time
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, humans, news, women, safety, media, government, culture, americans, crime, law, rights )

Cal
- 584 days ago - takepart.com
Women are using their smartphones to shoot video of their harassers and shame them on social media.
Stop Supporting Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! PETITION!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, safety, society, obama, government, democrats, republicans, economy, technology, corporate, investments, labor, HumanRights, environment, healthconditions, health )

Robert
- 585 days ago - petitions.whitehouse.gov
Why, Mr President, won't you release the full text of the TPP now? Is it because the American people would strongly object to this blatant takeover of American sovereignty by international corporate interests?
GOOD NEWS! Play It By Ear: Baseball for the Blind
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, science, humans, society, sports, goodnews, freedoms )

Cal
- 697 days ago - cbsnews.com
Not your usual regulation baseball. It's called a "Beep Baseball" It announces its location, speed and direction with its every beep, allowing some very determined lovers of the game to "play it by ear."
Why We're Addicted to Online Outrage
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, online behavior, technology, anger issues, humans, society, safety, culture )

Cal
- 931 days ago - theweek.com
The internet is angrier than ever. And that suggests something deeper than mere prickliness.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Say No to Internet Censorship
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, technology, law, internet, government, freedoms, ethics, culture, politics, news, media, rights, education, society, usa, world, safety, TPP, activists )

Cal
- 1085 days ago - openmedia.org
For the first time, actual Presidents and Prime Ministers of 12 powerful countries will meet behind closed doors to seal an extreme Internet censorship plan called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).1
There's An International Plan to Censor the Internet in the Works -- Let's Stop It in Its Tracks
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, technology, law, internet, government, freedoms, ethics, culture, politics, news, media, rights, education, society, usa, world, safety, TPP, activists )

Cal
- 1086 days ago - alternet.org
How the Trans Pacific Partnership making its way through Washington seriously undermine citizens' rights to participate in a free and open Internet.
A Few Takes On How To Fix The Tech Industry's 'Bro' Problem
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, sexist culture, science, environment, humans, society, women, rights, culture, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 1111 days ago - npr.org
The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus at least , making it as good a time as any to highlight the running conversation about how to constructively change the systemic, entrenched issues that allow for offensive apps lik
Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving
Society & Culture  (tags: health, Body-Mind-Spirit, texting and driving, protection, society, safety, usa, rights, technology, ethics, movies, media, society, sadness, rights, death )

Cal
- 1140 days ago - npr.org
For decades, acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog has introduced audiences to subjects that stick in one's mind long after the credits have rolled...He created the haunting documentary, From One Second To The Next, after AT&T Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile app
TAKE ACTION NOW! Prohibit the Use of Cellphones While Driving
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, politics, freedoms, technology, celll phone use, no exting, ethics, transportation, society, culture, government, law )

Cal
- 1142 days ago - forcechange.com
Although statistics show that driving while using a cellphone is extremely dangerous, many states have yet to take action to restrict the use of handheld devices while driving. Demand Congress take action to implement a law prohibiting the use of cellphon
The World Is Going Digital -- Are We Doomed?
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, design, society, rights, culture, education, news, freedoms )

Cal
- 1294 days ago - alternet.org
Two new books, about the effects and implications of the Internet, suggest a scary digital dystopia awaits us
Web Activists Celebrate 'Internet Freedom Day'
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, technology, law, internet, government, freedoms, ethics, culture, politics, news, media, rights, education, society, usa, world, safety, activists )

Cal
- 1349 days ago - washingtonpost.com
One year ago, Web activists were celebrating the end of two Internet piracy bills. This year, while they're taking time to remember a victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP (Intellectual Property) Act, they've also got their eyes on a
 

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