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Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries
It hopes to beat Facebook and Google to the punch.
Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban WhatsApp
Though who exactly wants the ban and why isn’t clear.
Afghanistan will soon have free mobile access to Wikipedia
Wikipedia Zero will roll out thanks to a partnership with regional telecom Roshan.
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.
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.
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.
Government testing smart parachutes that stay on target
New system relies on mechanical eyes instead of GPS.
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)...