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What if technology were being developed that could enhance your mind or body to extraordinary or even superhuman levels -- and some of these tools were already here? Wouldn't you be curious?

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Indian Whistleblower Website Exposes and Stamps Out Corruption

The BBC is reporting on IPaidABribe.Com, an Indian website which allows visitors to report on bribes they have been forced to pay by local officials. The pressure this site has brought to bear has already been notably effective in the State Transport Department of Karnataka, where the commissioner in charge was able to use the reports to gather support in his office for an anti-corruption drive.

Text reports and uploaded videos enable individual Indians who want their voices heard on what is reportedly one of the most vexing aspects of life in their country.

Readers of this blog may remember a February article on Future Imperative entitled "How Facebook and Cell Phones Can Stop Street Crime and Corruption in Egypt, and Everywhere Else...," which discussed how some simple cell-phone photos and an out-of-country website could enable citizens to report crimes even in countries which lack India's civil rights and longstanding democracy.


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