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Screenshot Updated. There is no doubt that here at ArabCrunch we were big fans of Twitter since the day it was launched. We favored it over its Arab clone WaWet, for many reasons on top of them international adoption rate and a large applications ecosystem. We were happy that Twitter opened a new platform for the world to communicate on 1 to 1 and ...
Screenshot “Hillary Clinton and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public.” This is what US army intelligence analyst Private Bradley Manning allegedly wrote to the former hack...
Screenshot US official has been repeatedly attacking Wikileaks and its founders, Julain Assang, reports before the release of the 90,000 secret logs of the Afghan war suggested that US officials were looking to assassinate Julain. According to UK newspaper Guardian, Wikileaks said that the whislteblowing website's funding has been blocked, moneybookers a...
Screenshot Iran has banned one of the oldest tech news websites, Arstechnica reported that Iranian users are no longer able to access the site. Arstechnica says this happened after the site published second piece of coverage about the Stuxnet malware which hit Ithe workers of Iranian power plant. Iran said it had some evidence that "Israel" is behind the a...
Screenshot For the first time in our history a technology event refuses to issue a media pass to ArabCrunch! No event from Dubai to London to Washington to Silicon Valley have ever refused to issue us a media pass before. But folks at MENA ICT Forum in Jordan did not issue one for us! The tech event coined as the region's ICT forum is organized by Inform...
Screenshot Defense Research and Development Organization (DROD) of India is putting a dedicated team of 50 software professionals in the Bangalore and Delhi software development centers to develop an operating system (OS) of its own. Dr V K Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the Defense Minister of India told India times that he just set up a software center...
Screenshot The US State Department entered into competition against ArabCrunch with very "fair terms" under the pretext of "helping Muslims." As part of the Obama's Promise and engagement plans for entrepreneurship and tech innovation in the Muslim world as a new pillar to fight “extremism” or “terrorism”. And After we posted about a leak from so...
Screenshot Update: RIM replied to our question whether its agreement with TRA offers UAE authorities ways to monitor the service in the country, with the following statement: RIM cannot discuss the details of confidential regulatory matters that occur in specific countries, but RIM confirms that it continues to approach lawful access matters internationall...
Screenshot This is not new, humiliation of Palestinians and Muslims men and woman around the world is not very recent. What is new is that social media and YouTube has made these footage public rather than hidden behind bars. Last August an Israeli female soldier posted her pausing in-front of humiliated Palestinian prisoners. This time Israeli sol...
Screenshot The Arab world is one of Microsoft strong holds, the education system is Microsoft centric while open source solutions has very little presence, if any . As for companies that develop software, Microsoft technologies are the most used, in governments Microsoft products are the mains choice for many. If they were not selected then the choic...
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