Cellphone and Internet access helps and hinders accurate reporting in Kenya: An online mapping project depicts violence reported by ordinary Africans. But inaccurate or biased reports can serve to inflame tensions.
Iraq’s flag redesign erases one of the last public symbols of the Hussein regime: Some see the move by parliament as an encouraging sign of unity and compromise.
New focus on undersea Internet cable security after cuts: Recent damage caused some to question the need to better protect undersea communication cables from attack.
Europeans see higher terror threat: A new tape by Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for reprisals in Europe, where officials see increasing terrorist activity and anger over provocative depictions of Islam.