Latvia

Teen suicides put Latvia’s Ask.fm under scrutiny

Aug 14, 2013

The parents of the Latvian founders of a social media platform involved in a British suicide row are defending their sons, the Daily Mail writes. Latvian entrepreneurs and founders of Ask.fm, Ilja Terebin, 34, and Mark Terebin, 29, have come under fire from relatives of teens who have committed suicide after being cyber-bullied. Read More »

Latvia whizzes in as Wi-Fi wonderland

Apr 23, 2013

Estonians often boast that free wireless Internet access is available throughout their country — even in remote forests and along deserted beaches. And now neighboring Latvia will be able to tout the same thing. Read More »

Estonia decodes IT future

Dec 12, 2012

The European Union launched an information technology agency in Estonia last Saturday, just months after the Baltic country announced it would begin teaching computer programming to first-graders. Read More »

Space race in the Baltics in full swing

Dec 7, 2012

Latvia recently stole the lead in the Baltic space race, stating it would launch its first satellite into orbit early next year.

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Wiretapping increases across the EU and beyond

Jul 27, 2012

Wiretapping and retention of users’ data by government agencies has increased across Europe in the last years. The trend has been thoroughly analyzed in a report by the European Commission. Read More »

Latvian schools try out surveillance system to monitor attendance

Feb 15, 2012

A few Latvian schools are experimenting with an electronic monitoring system to keep track of students’ attendance, but some are uneasy about the innovation in a country with its own Soviet-era history of surveillance and repression. Read More »

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