Afghanistan

11.23.19
Recommended Reading: The making of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
11.23.19

Recommended Reading: The making of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.

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01.15.18
Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries
01.15.18

Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries

It hopes to beat Facebook and Google to the punch.

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11.03.17
Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban WhatsApp
11.03.17

Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban WhatsApp

Though who exactly wants the ban and why isn’t clear.

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10.09.17
Afghanistan will soon have free mobile access to Wikipedia
10.09.17

Afghanistan will soon have free mobile access to Wikipedia

Wikipedia Zero will roll out thanks to a partnership with regional telecom Roshan.

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09.13.17
Afghanistan team digitizes films saved from Taliban destruction
09.13.17

Afghanistan team digitizes films saved from Taliban destruction

The team, who risked their lives to preserve the footage, hopes to give hope to future generations.

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06.30.17
Afghanistan’s all-girl teen robotics team denied entry to US
06.30.17

Afghanistan’s all-girl teen robotics team denied entry to US

Their robot will be able to compete, but they’ll have to watch from home.

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09.22.16
Library of Congress repatriates 163,000 files to Afghanistan
09.22.16

Library of Congress repatriates 163,000 files to Afghanistan

Many of the included artifacts don't exist in Afghanistan any longer, having been destroyed in wars and natural disasters.

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01.15.16
Government testing smart parachutes that stay on target
01.15.16

Government testing smart parachutes that stay on target

New system relies on mechanical eyes instead of GPS.

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10.21.15
America's drone strike program needs a low-tech fix
10.21.15

America's drone strike program needs a low-tech fix

Last week, The Intercept released a trove of classified documents (provided by an unnamed source)...

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