ESCAP Launches E-Learning Platform To Help Build Resilience To Disasters In Asia-Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched an innovative new online e-learning platform to help countries in the region – the world’s most disaster prone – build their capacities to withstand, adapt to and recover from natural disasters. The Geo-referenced Information Systems for Disaster Risk Management (Geo-DRM) … Continue reading ESCAP Launches E-Learning Platform To Help Build Resilience To Disasters In Asia-Pacific

Technology In Education: Some Issues – OpEd

Technology touches every aspect of society and it is changing dramatically. Education, a very important and indispensable part of society, has also been tapped by new innovations and discoveries. Like all other areas, urban areas are influenced to a greater extent than rural in this field too. Much more could have been done to bring … Continue reading Technology In Education: Some Issues – OpEd

EU Officials Exposed In Ashley Madison Hack

(EurActiv) — European Union officials used their work email addresses to register with online adultery site Ashley Madison, EurActiv can reveal. The no-strings sex site, which has the slogan ‘Life is short. Have an affair’, was hacked and 36 million users’ personal data was published by a group calling themselves ‘The Impact Team’. The revelations … Continue reading EU Officials Exposed In Ashley Madison Hack

China’s New Cyber Security Policy: An Exercise In Control – Analysis

In recent months, China has become more assertive in its cyber security policies, asserting its right on its own “cyberspace sovereignty”. The motivations over the move towards more stringent cyber policies are examined in this commentary. By Eugene EG Tan* China, through its official newspaper, China Daily, announced on 28 May 2015 that it will … Continue reading China’s New Cyber Security Policy: An Exercise In Control – Analysis

Wikimedia Responds: Despite Headlines, Frequent Edits Don’t Cause Inaccuracy – Statement

By Katherine Maher and Juliet Barbara for Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit. This open, collaborative model is what makes it one of the world’s most popular sources of information. It is also what makes Wikipedia reliable and accurate, as everyone can review changes and additions to its articles. Although vandalism and … Continue reading Wikimedia Responds: Despite Headlines, Frequent Edits Don’t Cause Inaccuracy – Statement