The New York Times has written an important article, To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source Software, about the dangers of voter fraud and how using open-source software may provide protection against this very real threat to our democracy.
DRM stands for digital rights management. It is a way to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted digital content. Tobias Platen is NOT HAPPY with DRM, and has come up with a clever way to get around it. While not for novices or the technologically feint-of-heart, he presents an outline to his very workable strategy here on his blog at the Fellowship Of FSFE, which stands for the Free Software Foundation.
In Cuba, even though Android–based mobile phones are readily available, the cost of WiFi is prohibitively expensive for most ordinary people. Folks can still use their phones offline for purposes such as playing games, calendars, and other activities that don’t require an internet connection. But how can people download useful apps if they can’t afford the cost of the download?