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Testing the process of requesting a CCTV video footage in the UK

Some months ago I read Fefe's notice in his blog, suggesting to use the massive camera surveillance in the UK in order to request CCTV images from institutions or companies, instead of being disturbed all the time by taking own photos on vacations in England. UK's Data Protection Act states that people are allowed to request CCTV footages of themselves.

How the once highly praised technology now become finally available for everybody

Some years ago there was a hype on the use of short message service (SMS) communication solutions especially in the IT for Development context and countries in Africa.

Four examples how Data can actually help us.

To share – it is that easy and very human, but less and less common practice. But with the Internet and New Technology humankind could rather leverage sharing to a new level which would imply progress and benefit for all.

Crowdsourcing geo information at the Carribean Coast

Last week Porifrio and myself, as members of the OpenStreetMap Nicaragua community, traveled to Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, the capital of the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast.

Second article in my column “Brave new digital world” in Confidential.com.ni

A life without mobile phones is almost impossible to imagine. People’s everyday life is highly influenced by these small communication devices. And even more in countries where big distances have to be covered, and/or economic interests would not be significant enough to build land lines.

First article in my column “Brave new digital world” in Confidential.com.ni

According to the Internet World Stats, Nicaragua is the second last of all countries in Latin America when it comes to Internet connectivity, after Haiti.

Start designing personal maps based on OpenStreetMap data

Do you know Tilemill? It is a wonderful Open Source program built on other libraries including Mapnik and node.js.

Net neutrality, surveillance, censorship and the ISPs
All over the world discussions are emerging on net neutrality, online censorship and surveillance as urgent topics. As we can see, companies try to sell the internet service by service or even the data a about their clients in order to make more money off of their clients.
Speaking at Nicaragua's local TEDx event

TEDxManagua is a independently organized TED event happening in Nicaragua.


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