Hacking poverty through mobile tech and social entrepreneurship

 In Silicon Valley the term “hacker” has evolved to connote high praise for someone particularly creative, ingenious and adept at finding clever new ways to accomplish a difficult task. And … Continue Reading →


South Sudan Slides Closer to War as Gunfire Rumbles in Its Capital

Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed, and worries grew about the fate of civilians trapped in crowded displaced persons camps.


Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide

 It’s difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it’s downright impossible when the content isn’t even available in … Continue Reading →


UN agrees to adopt expanded resolution on online speech rights

 A vote today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to affirm an expanded resolution on online rights. Russia and China had tabled several amendments to the … Continue Reading →