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TECH 12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM

New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes

A new digital mapping system will help aid groups respond more quickly when earthquakes strike, a UN official said.

TECH 25 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM

Access for all, provided by many

Nearly three billion people don’t have reliable access to the Internet. This is being addressed though.

TECH 13 May 2015 | 10:56 AM

Phone and web companies race to reconnect quake-hit Nepal

Buildings wrecked by the May 12 earthquake in Nepal, already weakened by last month's huge quake which killed over 8,000, will take years to rebuild. But another type of infrastructure will bounce back much sooner: communication networks.

TECH 03 Jun 2015 | 7:05 PM

India launches "Lost and Found" website to find missing children

The government has launched a "Lost and Found" website to help families trace the tens of thousands of children in the country who go missing every year – often abducted for forced labour or sexual exploitation – and are never found.

Google 20 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM

Google gives nonprofits a break

Google launches Google for Nonprofits, a programme offering free or discounted use of Google apps for qualifying organisations in Malaysia.

TECH 10 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Smile! Emoji is taking over advertising

Everyone speaks emoji, and now advertisers do too.

TECH 01 Dec 2015 | 4:00 AM

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.

TECH 25 Feb 2016 | 9:21 AM

US Justice Dept, Silicon Valley discuss online extremism

The US Justice Department convened a meeting with social media companies and other groups on Feb 24 to discuss ways to counter the use of cyberspace by militant extremist groups like Islamic State and support strategic counter-messaging campaigns.

TECH 25 Feb 2016 | 11:30 PM

The dark side of world’s lucrative mobile industry

As the world’s largest mobile phone fair hosts the “crème de la crème” in Barcelona, activists slam the dark side of a sector accused of ignoring rights abuses in Chinese factories and Congolese mines.

TECH 01 Mar 2016 | 9:25 AM

Major powers team up to tell China of concerns over new laws

The United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Union have written to China to express concern over three new or planned laws, including one on counterterrorism, in a rare joint bid to pressure Beijing into taking their objections seriously.