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Try out Star Citizen for free through the new Free Fly events

Star Citizen is more of a space travel simulation than an ordinary game. The impressive graphics it has surpasses all other games about space. The developer Cloud Imperium Games has been working on the game for years and they recently published two videos about...

Summer sale of games on GOG – Witcher 3 with 80% discount

Two times a year (around New Year's Day and during the summer) there are big sales of games on most platforms. The summer sale of GOG.com started and it will last from the 9th to the 28th of June. The summer sales are excellent chance...

‘Thousands of cameras’ – documentary exposes the dangers of mass biometric surveillance in Serbia

A civic initiative, #hiljadekamera , composed of concerned citizens, experts and digital rights organisations, has been vocal about the deterioration of privacy in Serbia resulting form massive introduction of video surveillance system with advanced face recognition in the capital Belgrade. Government of Serbia in cooperation...

Cryptocurrency Scammers flood European Facebook users with geo-targeted ads for fake Forbes.com articles

Scammers using fake Forbes articles and anti-EU disinformation as bait continue to target Facebook users across Europe, Metamorphosis Foundation warned in a statement issued in Skopje on May 28. Metamorphosis is a civil society organization from North Macedonia promoting digital rights and media literacy. Its...

With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference

Ukrainians will head for the polls on Sunday 31 March in what will be the first regular national elections since the country's 2014 Euromaidan revolution. With its Crimean peninsula still occupied by Russian forces, an ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine, and rising activity of far-right groups, the...

Facebook deletes thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran

Facebook today announced that it has deleted thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran, which had showed "unauthentic coordinated behavior". Of the social networks Facebook and Instagram, 2,632 profiles, pages, and groups were deleted for various reasons. Of the total number, 1,907 profiles...

Open Data Portal is a good step forward, but for full transparency there is still a lot of work to be done

The creation and launch of the new Open Data Portal for the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is a good step forward, which gives a clear signal of commitment to transparency. However, in order to identify the real potential benefits, it is...

Metamorphosis Foundation and Ministry of Information Society and Administration mark the Safer Internet Day with new video

More than 140 countries mark the Safer Internet Day on 5 February under the motto “Together for a better Internet”. The celebration of this day is an action call to all stakeholders to jointly help create a better Internet for everyone, especially the youth. On...

GDPR Today, a website for statistics, news and tools for protection of personal data launched

Today marks the launch of GDPR Today – an online hub for staying up-to-date with the (real) life implementation of the new EU data protection law the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The project will monitor the implementation of the law across Europe by publishing statistics and...

This week the European Parliament votes on whether to-save the internet or kill it

This week, on September 12, the European Parliament is going to vote on a bill that threatens to irreparably damage the Internet as we know it. Under the guise of copyright reform, there are are a number of “reforms” that are going to cripple...

“Freedom and the Internet in Macedonia”: Privacy, Fake News and Hate Speech are the new challenges

The "Freedom and the Internet in Macedonia" conference, organized by the Foundation for Internet and Society "Metamorphosis", as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM) - was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) today.#ФООМ25 The...

“Freedom on the Internet”: Larger need for Education, Greater Awareness & Transparent Law Practice

At the second public event "Freedom on the Internet" organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation and implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering – FINKI and the "Internet Governance Forum Macedonia", it was concluded that there is a larger need for...

Security and Confidentiality – Main topics from the Internet Governance Forum

The security and confidentiality of the Internet, as well as the influence of fake news and the use of digital technologies for the manipulation of public opinion, along with the problem of diminished confidence in the media and state institutions, were the main topics...

WHO to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest edition of its International Compendium of Diseases, adding “gaming disorder” and “hazardous gaming” to the updated version. According to WHO's definition, the disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or...

“Microsoft” donates 5000 dollars to the non-government sector

“Microsoft Day” which was dedicated to the civil sector on the subject “Technology in the cloud is helping the society” took place today at Skopje Fairs Congress Center. Representatives from the civil sector had the opportunity to learn more on how to receive software donations and a donation...

Symantec entered the Balkans: Get your software donation on TechSoup Balkans

Тhe Symantec donation program is now available in the Balkans through our software donation platform TechSoup Balkans. The Symantec donation program at TechSoup provides Symantec Enterprise and Symantec Norton products to eligible nonprofits and charities throughout the Balkans including Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia,...

Save the Internet – Campaign For Preserving Internet Neutrality

The European Commission and Council want to adopt a regulation that would allow internet service providers (ISPs) to discriminate among customers and charge extra for different types of online services. Only those who pay more will have easy access to an audience online –...

Indian police to use drones with tear gas on protests

Police from Lucknow, a city in northern India, uses a new weapon to deal with rioters - drones with tear gas. Jashavi Yadav, chief of police in Lucknow, said his officers successfully carried out a test flight of the drones, which were obtained to more...

“MIT Technology Review” reviews a study of Macedonian scientists

Student Verica Lazova and her professor Lasko Basnarkov from the Faculty of Information Science and Computer Engineering (FINKI) found a new way to harness popular algorithm for ranking websites on "Google", this time making the rankings of the best football teams of all times. The...

Abu Dhabi: This year’s awards for best mobile applications in the world awarded

Forty international teams that won on the last year’s event "World Summit Award" (WSA) and eight of this year's championship WSA global mobile content championship, received awards for pioneering innovations in the field of mobile content during the three-day event "ICT knowledge sharing", which...