Ever get annoyed waiting for your internet browser to start up? That's what spurred two brothers in Nigeria to program a better browser for mobile phones. Nothing very unusual about that? Well, these two brothers are just 13 and 15 years old.
Most journalism discussions today include a debate on the merits and disadvantages of social media. The inaugural day of DW's Global Media Forum was similarly steeped in a discussion about social networks.
It was undoubtedly a technological breakthrough. The introduction of Apple's iPhone 10 years ago revealed how under Steve Jobs' leadership a simple cell phone turned into a complex, multipurpose mobile device.
The German Interior Ministry has officially opened ZITiS, a surveillance agency independent of both the police and the secret service. Critics say anyone with a smartphone is now vulnerable to state snooping.
Rainforest Connection, a small NGO, is using a network of old cell phones to catch illegal loggers in rainforests around the world.
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