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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...
Screenshot Wonder why the U.S Government attacked Wikileaks? they claimed it is national security, but the truth is that they did not want the world to know about their crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries, whether it is the number of civilians including children and women the US army and the CIA killed, or to know about illegal torture and rap...
Screenshot Scapehouse is a new social media site that might a little bet late to the Google+ game. the startup comes with a new vision for online discussion, On facebook people share stuff with their friends only, on Twitter the game is different, people share with their followers who do not have to be their friends. Scapehouse brings both: users c...
Screenshot The “Israeli” army is banning its soldiers from using social media and networking sites such as Twitter and facebook for what it calls fears on national security leaks. In justifying the move the Israeli army noted that soldiers post secret photos of bases and compounds and would post future battle plans on social media sites which can ...
Screenshot 3 years old Jordan based Arabic microblogging platform Watwet has closed down, in a massage posted on the site the site admins says that they are pulling the plug on WATWET and All your information on WATWET will be deleted permanently. However they are offering microblogging service to organizations. Why did WatWet fail and close? I wrote ...
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