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How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:45:30 +0000

Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?

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FBI Investigation Helps Uncover Latest Bribery Scandal In Greece

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:37:32 +0000

"I live in a country where an ex-Minister of Health of remarkable nerve threatens protected witnesses in a live TV broadcast".

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‘The Educational System Has Failed Us': The Grief and Frustration of Jordan's Unemployed University Graduates

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:35:59 +0000

"I thought that once I graduated I would be able to...make a better living," one graduate said "I now make the same amount as I did as a student."

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Uzbekistan and its Migrants: A Tale of Two Presidents

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:49:56 +0000

"People have to look for jobs in other countries because we have not created conditions for them."

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Veto Viber? Tax Telegram? Such Are Tajikistan's Tech Company Conundrums

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:16:23 +0000

Once asked why the government was raising a tax on mobile phone companies, the tax chief responded: "Now even barefooted ones have a mobile phone."

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Protests Underscore the Potential Power of Iran's Access to Information Law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:14:17 +0000

This is an opportune time to fully enforce efforts towards transparency after Iran's December-January protests. The first step must be a full implementation of Iran’s Access to Information law.

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Does a New Japanese Robotic Wheelchair Offer “Answers to Problems Disabled People Don't Have”?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:54:59 +0000

"Instead of developing new technologies that might prove unsuitable, why not at the very least also train more professional carers?"

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UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:12:43 +0000

Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.

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Is Taiwan a Country? What About Tibet? China Says They Aren't—and Wants Foreign Companies to Fall in Line

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:24 +0000

Multinational corporations have faced pressure to apologize for listing Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites, even if in reality it's a common practice.

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Gold Mining Threatens Communities in Macedonia's Agricultural Heartland

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:45 +0000

"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."

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Instagram in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: A Path to Celebrity and Scandal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:21:19 +0000

"Do not make yourself out to be married and decent! You've made a porridge that is not tasty and full of lumps!"

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India's Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won't Fix the Problem

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:32:40 +0000

Instead of improving the Aadhaar system, India's unique ID authority is going after journalists who write about its flaws.

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Amman's Yellow Taxis Compete for Passengers After the Arrival of Uber and Careem

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:15:50 +0000

For Yellow taxi drivers, the struggle for passengers is a real. Once Jordan's only private transportation option, they are totally overwhelmed by new competition.

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Despite Challenges, Jamaica’s Capital City Welcomes 2018 With a Dash of Optimism

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:08:25 +0000

While clouds linger, it appears that Kingston is determined to look on the sunny side of life in 2018.

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In 2017, Stories of Resilience, Creativity and Love Were Plentiful

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:56:23 +0000

Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.

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