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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 Minister of Telecom and information technology in Egypt has decided to form a committee to study how online instant messaging services work and how legal it is and what level of threat does it pause to Egypt’s national security. Of course in tyrant regimes use the term national security of a country not as actually meaning the wellbeing of t...
Screenshot Anonymous hacker group is commemorating the 12th anniversary of the great 911 events by attacking "Israel" the main party responsible for those attacks against the Pentagon, Twin tours and Capital hell. The operation started today by a coalition of anonymous hacker groups around the world, bringing major Israeli websites down. http://www.isra...
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 Alajzeera English lgog[/caption] A new leak by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that NSA has spied and hacked into Qatar-based news TV broadcasting station Al Jazeera. In a document dated March 23, 2006, the NSA described hacking into Al Jazeera's communications as a 'notable success' and listed that it and Aeroflot, as targets with 'hig...
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 On August 4th, Ideavelopers and Vodafone Egypt signed a new EGP 6 million (858,630 US Dollar) investment deal with Swipe'n'tap, a Cairo-based technology startup. In a time when Egypt is facing immense challenges, young ambitious Entrepreneurs provide a beacon for hope. This is Ideavelopers’ 22nd investment in a technology startup since 2004....
Screenshot Jordan has been debuted as silicon valley of the Arab world excluding the occupation state of “Israel”. Many well known regional and global IT and Internet brands came from Jordan: Maktoob which was acquired by Yahoo! Jeeran, TeleFinity, Globetel, Ketab Technologies, Optimiza and Rubicon to name a few. But that might be changing as represent...
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 ...
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