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Screenshot Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter take down the accounts of what the U.S government thinks are terrorist groups, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and Somalia's al Shabaab Al Mujahed “Mujahdeen Youth Movement”. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) told in an email The Hill , “Allowing foreign terrorist organizations lik...
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...
Screenshot Muslim brotherhood official English Twitter account @Ikhwanweb , has been hacked also the account of the Freedom and Justice Party @FjpartyOrg (the Brotherhood's political arm) After the hack, the hacker started tweeting anti Muslim brotherhood and anti Husni Mubarak and the other presidential candidate Ahmed Shafek, who was prime minis...
Screenshot Edited Data analyzed by News Group, the region’s leading media intelligence group, shows that voting in Egypt will conclude in a run-off between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsy and the independent Islamist candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh. The findings are based on months of research, monitoring and analysis conducted by Soc...
Screenshot Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrests and trials of netizens in the United Arab Emirates, yesterday. It also listed the UAE as a country “under surveillance” in its 2012 report on “Enemies of the Internet.” “The Emirati authorities are cracking down harder on bloggers and netizens who criticize the regime,” Report...
Screenshot Twitter is now available in four new languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. This happened after Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe worked in translating and localizing Twitter into these languages. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world. Twitter says that it solved the issue when Tweets co...
Screenshot What might be worrisome for Arab online activists that Twitter might collaborate with Arab oppressive regimes after Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), announced today, Monday, December 19th 2011, a combined investment of $300 Million in Twitter. Prince Alwaleed has a strong presence and influence ...
Screenshot Twitter trending topics are the most discussed topics on Twitter, last year Twitter added local trending topics to some US cities and some countries around the world, where it buzzed the most discussed topic coming from a given location. However now we can see United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey were added to the list , where users can see trendi...
Screenshot Activists in Syria are reporting that hacker group "Syrian Electronic Army" which is affiliated with the Syrian regime is using phishing tactics on Facebook to steal users emails and passwords. The scam uses an interesting hot story with a fake link often like: http://facebook.com-video-php-v222423423.homsrev.webgoof.com/video/video.ph...
Screenshot Twitter finally has enabled right to left writing, which is great news for languages such as Arabic Hebrew and Farsi. Before this feature when writing in Arabic in Twitter, the tweeted message used to mixx words togather, in many times changing the meaning of the tweet. This case gets worse when adding an english word. Now, this problem...
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