Recently I’ve been investigating the use of encrypted email – more to say on that in another post – but I have encountered two groups that create software specifically designed to help human rights workers document human rights abuse. In both cases, the information is entered by workers and is encrypted so it cannot be recovered except by the appropriate authorities.
I am experimenting with WAP (Wireless Access Protocol), or web browsing from my cellphone. Around the world, many countries are extending their wireless (mobile or “cell”) networks much faster than their wired networks. So, we expect people to begin searching for online (web) information thru their cellphones.
Blog software updated
Movable Type is the software behind this blog. We’ve not only upgraded our servers, but have also upgraded our MT software to version 3.01. This is a good step forward for us, as our blogs have recently been the victims of increasing volumes of spam.
Learning about ethics thru exploration – the LEARNING ETHICS GAME.
A bit of a challenge here. We have a remarkable new tool available to us – a software application that coordinates several media – phones, cellphones, email to cellphones, email, web pages and video – to allow us to weave an intricate tale through which a “player” makes their way in “real life.” The challenge is to figure out a way to work this “game” situation into a way kids can learn more about ethics.
Campus weblog use replaces email lists
The Diamondback the newspaper (online) of the University of Maryland, is the original source of the report of the phenomenon I referred to earlier today – that blog use may replace email list servers, at least in the university environment.