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Screenshot Unemployed Khalil Shtreateh the Palestinian IT security expert who posted on facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wall to bring attention to a security bug he found has found a new job as he was hired by crowed investment platform Eureeca. Shreateh became somewhat of a hero for security experts and the Arab and Palestinian geek community. A crowdfundi...
Screenshot Facebook released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, detailing the number of times governments around the world asked for information on its users and how many times the facebook turned over the data requested. The report reveals that Egypt have asked for the data of 11 users but those request were denied by facebook. Qatar h...
Screenshot In collaboration with Discover Digital Arabia, Startappz released Videographic recapping changes in the tech industry in the Middle East for the year 2012. Highlights of the videographic include: • Facebook & Linkedin opening offices in the Middle East. • New incubators and investment funds launching in different parts of the Middle East ...
Screenshot The Palestinian security researcher who posted into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to bring in attention to a bug he discovered on facebook that allows users to post in the walls of non friends will get at least $11,000 as a reward — but not from Facebook, it will come from an online donation crowdsourced campaign. The reward was collected ...
Screenshot Palestinian information system expert says he was forced to post a bug report on facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page after the social network’s security team failed to recognize that a critical vulnerability he found allows anyone to post on someone's wall even if they were not friends on facebook. The vulnerability, which was ...
Screenshot This is a guest post by Alaili Abdallah who is the founder and CEO of advertising company MediaO2, and runs a Viral marketing & consultancy service you can follow him on Twitter @alaili1. The truth about viral marketing, what you probably won’t hear anywhere else, is that viral advertising did not appear out of the blue, publicity stunts have ...
Screenshot We published back in November 2012 that bayt is venturing into professional social networking today the careers site has officially announced the launch of Bayt.com Specialties, a new, socially-enabled platform that reinvents the hiring process. Bayt.com Specialties is Bayt.com’s latest and biggest move to transform its portal into an open and so...
Screenshot I posted yesterday that facebook has blocked Tor putting thousands of political activists at risk. because now they have to login via their normal browser which means revealing their real identity via their IP. The post went viral on Reddit and news.ycombinator. However facebook told us that they are not deliberately blocking tor and that some...
Screenshot Facebook has blocked log-ins via the encrypted and anonymous browser TOR. This will lead thousands of political activists to login via their own IP address, unlike when they log-in via TOR at a different IP. This means that their identities might be revealed to tyrant regimes in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq Saudi Arabia and elsewhere,...
Screenshot This is a guest post written by Shadi Halloun from Palestine. if you want to contribute to ArabCrunch pitch us at newsATArabCrunchDOTcom Hello everyone, so this is my second post on ArabCrunch. I hope you’ll like it and I promise I’ll be contributing more and more to this great community in the future. So let’s get straight to the poin...
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