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Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

Feb 7, 2014
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Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the “true costs” of the Olympic preparations in Sochi. Read More »

New Website Collects Reports and Data About Bribes in Hungary

New Website Collects Reports and Data About Bribes in Hungary

Dec 20, 2013
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Hungary, like many other countries in the region, has an on-going corruption problem on almost every level of governance. A new project created by investigative website Átlátszó.hu and Transparency International, Fizettem.hu, has taken on the task of collecting reports from citizens about cases of bribery and corruption in the country. Read More »

Russian bust nabs alleged mastermind of Blackhole cyber scam

Russian bust nabs alleged mastermind of Blackhole cyber scam

Dec 13, 2013
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Russia’s Interior Ministry says it has arrested the creator of the infamous Blackhole tool used to install malware on computers around the world and steal login information, IDG News Service reports. Read More »

New Russian smartphone launches as iPhone-phobia mounts

New Russian smartphone launches as iPhone-phobia mounts

Dec 12, 2013
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Amid spying concerns after the revelation of U.S. security agencies’ wiretaps of foreign leaders, Russia is considering making its officials give up their iPhones in favor of a new smartphone made by the Russian firm Yota, RIA Novosti reports.

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Moscow to track subway riders’ mobile phones

Moscow to track subway riders’ mobile phones

Aug 5, 2013
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Moscow’s metro system will soon be equipped with devices able to read data off people’s mobile phones.

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Picturing a budget, one color at a time

Picturing a budget, one color at a time

Aug 2, 2013
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An independent think tank in Moldova is trying to start debate about public money, and they are hoping to spark it with some very pretty pictures. Read More »

Digitalization wraps up in Poland: Bad news for broadcasters, good news for viewers?

Digitalization wraps up in Poland: Bad news for broadcasters, good news for viewers?

Jul 18, 2013
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As Poland has gradually switched from its antiqued analogue television system to a more updated digital system, four of the largest TV channels have experienced a sharp drop in viewers, while at the same time, the number of digital television users continues to grow. Read More »

Hungary: Government limits FOIA transparency law

Hungary: Government limits FOIA transparency law

May 10, 2013
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In an unexpected move last week, Parliamentarians in Hungary took action to change the country’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in an effort to limit the scope of data accessible to the public under the law. Read More »

Mapping Czech open data (and dangerous food)

Mapping Czech open data (and dangerous food)

One of the biggest topics we cover at Net Prophet is the growing acceptance of open government data. At least in some sectors, many countries are beginning to see the benefits of opening up their wealth of information to their citizens and journalists. Some interesting platforms have been developed in the process, but we have noticed that even the best examples really only go so far in truly opening up their data. Yes, a ministry may make a document or database available online, but often they are too difficult for average citizens – and even journalists – to use.
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Hunting black swans with big data

Hunting black swans with big data

Dec 6, 2012
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In times of worldwide economic crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, one often wonders if such events couldn’t have been mitigated or avoided altogether with the help of the latest technological developments. The United Nations Development Programme offers a potential answer in the form of a software that allows better data visualization and detection of irregular patterns.

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