26 January, 2010 - 12:05
Firefox isn’t supporting the H.264 video standard because it’s patented and the patent owners want fees: it’s not free. But if Google and YouTube make it ubiquitous, will users have a real choice? Should they care?
15 January, 2010 - 17:38
Fifty years ago, in the aftermath of World War Two, a group of pacifists opened Housmans radical bookshop at its current address at 5 Caledonian Road, in London’s Kings’ Cross. Ever since, Housmans has worked hard to continue its mission of promoting ideas of peace, human rights and a more equitable economy by which future wars, and all their inherent suffering, might be avoided.
13 January, 2010 - 11:48
stopandsearch graffitiLiberty has won a landmark case against the government’s recent enthusiastic use of Stop and Search powers. The court found that current law is not “subject to adequate legal safeguards against abuse”.
13 January, 2010 - 11:22
After discovering cyber-attacks targeted at Chinese human rights activists, Google has said it’s not prepared to carry on with its complicty with Chinese government content censoring.
26 November, 2009 - 15:38
Join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence by taking control of technology.
19 November, 2009 - 15:14
– especially on World Toilet Day. CLTS is using the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable and safe sanitation systems around the world.
17 November, 2009 - 17:33
YENEGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria has yet to begin the process of educating and reintegrating thousands of former militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta, prompting some to question their decision to lay down arms for clemency.
14 October, 2009 - 18:33
Trafigura, a London-based oil trader connected with dumping toxic waste in Ivory Coast in 2006, was the most used word on micro-blogging site Twitter this morning. After the Guardian was banned from reporting the contents of a parliamentary question relating to the toxic dumping scandal yesterday evening, the topic was widely picked up and aired on Twitter.
18 September, 2009 - 15:41
Mandelson’s law would mean that the government could disconnect anyone they suspect of downloading anything copyrighted. Only in June this year the government had ruled out draconian measures like this but now it appears Mandelson has caved in to the wishes of the music and film industry. His change of heart comes just days after a dinner with an industry lobbyist in Corfu.
16 September, 2009 - 18:26
The launch of the government-backed East African Marine System (Teams) comes as providers face a backlash over slow connection speeds and high prices. Internet providers have increased speeds and lowered costs since the Seacom cable went live in August. But users say services still remain too expensive for most ordinary Kenyans.

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