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Google Reports Spike in Government Requests for Online Data

Josh Smith | NextGov | October 26, 2011

The 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act on Friday prompted a range of tech companies to call for new rules to guide how the U.S. government gains access to personal information online, and lawmakers in Congress have vowed to revise the law by the end of the year. Read More »

Harness Phone Potential: RAS

Business Reporter | The Zimbabwean | September 14, 2011

Ken Banks, who invented a cell phone messaging service which has revolutionised how people communicate with one another in developing countries, said: “People are using mobile phones to lift themselves out of poverty by creating small businesses.” He spoke about how entrepreneurs, from cities to rural areas, were using cell phones in ingenious ways, to transfer money, deliver important pub Read More »

Health Impact Fund—Raising Issues of Distribution, IP Rights And Alliances

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Proochista Ariana | Intellectual Property Watch | September 26, 2011

In this piece, the authors raise several issues with the public health financing proposal called the Health Impact Fund. It questions the relative distribution of costs and benefits; the persistent issue of intellectual property rights; as well as a lack of alliance with existing efforts to increase innovation of and access to essential medicines for the poor. Read More »

Should Your NGO Go Open Source?

Catherine Cheney | Devex | February 26, 2016

The open source model of universal access and collaborative intelligence has extended from Web development to global development. NGO leaders can maximize the impact of their organizations either by taking their models to scale or opening the books on their projects and programs and allowing peer organizations to take them and run with them. Whether proprietary information belongs in the business of fighting poverty is open to debate. On one hand, intellectual property can drive competition and innovation, but on the other hand, collaborative models can lead to greater success stories.

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The digital revolution in sub-Saharan Africa

Laila Ali | Aljazeera | October 12, 2011

Much has been written about the role technology played in bringing social and political change across much of the Middle East and North Africa, but less is known about the technological revolution that is taking place and transforming people's lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »