Unblock Everything launches
October 14, 2013
The Technology for Change foundation are delighted to announce the launch of our latest project to promote internet freedom. A free service unblock-everything.com allows discrete, fast and easy navigation of websites not normally accessible via restricted internet connections.
In many parts of the world access to services such as Twitter and Facebook are routinely blocked by the state. Actions such as these are a direct attack on freedom of speech and we are proud to be able to deliver a soluti...
May 15, 2013
Welcome the the Foundation!
After many years of work all over the world with various projects, people and organizations, it is our sincere pleasure to announce the Technology for Change Foundation. As you can read on the home page, we aim to bring together the resources and expertise of these individual efforts together with those of our membership under one umbrella, lowering bureaucratic overhead, duplicate work and cost.
Our aims are simple:
To work with our members to extend access to techn...
Mobile payments of water bills cut inefficiency and corruption in Africa
April 26, 2013
Oxford: An Oxford University study shows how mobile technology in Africa has dramatically increased the amount of money that water companies actually receive from the customers they bill. According to World Bank data, water companies across Africa have been losing around US $500million a year due to ineffective billing and petty corruption. A new Oxford study shows how the amount paid by customers in Tanzania rose by between five per cent and 69 per cent in 2011 after mobile money services were ...
UK man guilty of selling fake bomb detectors
April 26, 2013
A millionaire businessman who sold fake bomb detectors to countries including Iraq and Georgia, knowing they did not work, has been convicted of fraud. (courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk/news)
James McCormick, 56, of Langport, Somerset, is said to have made £50m from sales and sold more than 6,000 in Iraq, the Old Bailey heard. Police said the devices, modeled on a novelty golf ball finder, are still in use at some checkpoints. One Iraqi bomb victim described him to the BBC as a “morally bankrupt&...