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Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

There’s a rich tradition of defying censorship in America. Ban books, and you’ll inspire a week designated to reading them. Censor photos of period blood and nipples on social media, and they’ll be shared and re-posted more fervently than before. Banning is the fastest way to galvanize a movement. Now there’s research to illustrate the […]

Cote d’Ivoire: UNAIDS Piloting New Mobile Platform to Better Inform HIV Patients, Improve Health Care

Cote d’Ivoire: UNAIDS Piloting New Mobile Platform to Better Inform HIV Patients, Improve Health Care

Starting this month, a thousand people living with HIV in Côte d’Ivoire will receive additional health information through their mobile phones, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response announced today. The four-month pilot project in Abidjan is part of a collaboration between the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the telecommunications operator […]

International Women’s Day 2016: Tech inventions by women that we use in our everyday lives

International Women’s Day 2016: Tech inventions by women that we use in our everyday lives

Life today has been made so convenient thanks to the technology we use in our everyday lives. But did you know that many of these technological inventions were in fact pioneered by women? Some of them date back to a century when women did not even have suffrage rights in most countries. This International Women’s […]

Camara Zambia shows massive uptake in computer studies for girls

Camara Zambia shows massive uptake in computer studies for girls

Camara Zambia is one of the operations run by Camara Education, an Irish charity registered in six African nations, including Zambia, which provides education hubs for children in areas where access to technology isn’t readily available. For the past year, the Zambian operation, with support from Irish Aid, has been improving the learning environment for […]

Your Phone Can Save The World

Your Phone Can Save The World

Nonprofits are tasked with addressing the most urgent needs facing humanity, and I was initially drawn to the field of philanthropy out of a desire to help these organizations achieve their critical missions. But early on I saw that making personal donations – while important – was just a first step. The next step was […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]