A fact-checking intervention – a joint effort by Macedonian and Bulgarian social media users – has helped independent journalists expose forged documents used as lure for suspicious humanitarian donations. Read More »
Bulgaria will start publishing daily data on government spending in August as part of the country’s Open Government Initiative. The Ministry of Finance will post .xls spreadsheets with information on fund transfers to ministries, municipalities, universities, and other public organizations. Read More »
It looks like Bulgaria is the next country for Google’s team to photograph for its Street View project. Read More »
The Czech and Slovak governments announced on 6 February that they are halting the ratification process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, an international anti-piracy pact that has attracted increasing controversy over the past few weeks. Read More »
There’s not a lot of good detective stories in the world these days. Whether in real life or in the movies, they seem to have been overshadowed by car chases, explosions and government-wide conspiracy stories. Read More »
Bulgaria announced that it’s Organized Crime Unit (CDCOC), have shut down two of the country’s largest torrent sites, according to Novinite. The anti-mafia police raided the homes and arrested the owners of the sites p2pbg.com and elit-bg.com, which officials believed to be responsible for illegally distributing copyrighted films and music . One of the owners was a minor, according to the article. The article reports that the two sites together have around 750,000 users.
After having been denied several times, Bulgaria is trying again to be able to register Internet domain names in Cyrillic. The country would like to be able to register websites with the suffix “.бг”, though the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has rejected because of its close resemblance to that of Brazil’s “.br” according to an article in the Bulgarian news agency Novinite. Read More »