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Screenshot In UAE posting photos or video without permission can bring up to six months in prison and fines as high as 500,000 dirhams, nearly $140,000. Authorities in UAE are warning social media user, that photos of individuals posted online without their consent could lead to jail. According to UAE’s Al Ittihad newspaper. The newspaper quotes Interio...
Screenshot Okay people the rumors are true, this is my first tweet ever using Iran's state cell phone internet service without VPN!!!— Thomas Erdbrink (@ThomasErdbrink) September 16, 2013 Access to Facebook and Twitter are restored back in Iran. It’s been four years since the government shut off access to most social media during protest...
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 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 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...
Screenshot Social media agency social Clinic has published an infographic about social media stats in Saudi Arabia. It shows that there is 3 million twitter users around 12% of the population growing 3000% with an average 50 million tweet per month, 840,000 linkedin users representing 4% of the population, and 6 million facebook users representing 23% of t...
Screenshot It is official Facebook is not a free speech platform, the company has put it self on the side of the American government in defining things, organizations and people. One facebook users posted an image of Osama Bin Ladin and Che Guevara to get facebook delete the image and block him from posting on facebook for 1 day with a warning of revoki...
Screenshot As we head into the end of 2012 social backers released an interesting infographic stating facebook status in the Arab world in date the ranges from October 28,2012 and November 26, 2012. “In many MENA countries, Facebook is doing remarkably well. Since the beginning of 2012, the region grew 29%, adding more than 10M new registered users. The ...
Screenshot SocialEyes the company that monitors and analyzes social media content from the MENA region and beyond has issued an infographic about how iPhone 5 launch was welcomed in UAE. The launch of iPhone 5 according to the infographic generated around 6,654 comments online 57% of them coming from Twitter. In September iPhone 5 was mentioned 15,950 ti...
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