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Myanmar or Burma? Apple's dictionary had an opinion

Language Log notes that Apple's Dictionary program (v. 1.02 running in Tiger) gave an interesting pronunciation for "Myanmar:" It's pronounced "Burma."

By Jun. 7, 2008

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Amid political protests, Net shut off in Burma

Military government is suspected of restricting access and disconnecting cell phone lines, as gun-toting troops seek to suppress ongoing demonstrations by civilians and monks.

By Sep. 28, 2007

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Cisco to open tech training academies in Myanmar

After joining Google, HP, Intel, and Microsoft in a delegation to the Southeast Asian country, Cisco pledges to set up training centers to help teach locals tech skills.

By Mar. 7, 2013

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Solar Impulse 2 aims for round-the-world flight

The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.

By Apr. 9, 2014

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Google's Schmidt to preach Internet gospel in Myanmar

His controversial North Korea junket behind him, Eric Schmidt heads to a country that Reporters Without Borders last year listed as an "enemy of the Internet."

By Mar. 15, 2013

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Gmail of journalists in Myanmar said to be hacked

Google warns reporters in the Southeast Asian country that "state-sponsored attackers" possibly spied on their e-mails. The Myanmar government denies the allegation.

By Feb. 11, 2013

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Meet the 'Corporate Enemies of the Internet' for 2013

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.

By Mar. 11, 2013

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Technology's impact on similar crises, two decades apart

The current anti-American tensions in the Middle East shows how much digital media impacts such crises when compared to the time of Salman Rushdie's Iranian fatwa in 1989.

By Sep. 18, 2012

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SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth after station visit

In the final phase of its first operational flight, the commercial cargo ship returns safely to Earth, carrying nearly a ton of supplies and experiment samples.

By Oct. 28, 2012

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Meet the 'Enemies of the Internet' 2012

Reporters Without Borders issues its annual compilation of bad actors--of which there are many--but also notes the positive impact of the Arab Spring.

By Mar. 12, 2012