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Screenshot A group of top mobile phone distributors from across the Kingdom held a press conference on Sunday 28th July, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman. Attended by a group of prominent local media representatives, the press conference was aimed at discussing the recent increase on the special tax imposed on mobile phones, based on law no. 64 for the ...
Screenshot Wamda the entrepreneurship platform that has been founded by Dubai Abraj Capital which acts as a media arm covering entrepreneurship in the Muslim world, a VC fund and entrepreneurial event organizer chaired by Aramex founder and vice chairman Fadi Ghandour and is run by its CEO Habib Hadad who is also the cofounder of Yamli- has been organizing ...
Screenshot Tech Mahindra Limited, a specialist provider of information technology (IT) solutions and services to the telecommunications industry and Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, recently announced the formal amalgamation of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra. The merged entity, which has been ranked among the top fiv...
Screenshot Here is the official Wikileaks Statement on American whistleblower Edward Snowden: "Mr Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by US and UK intelligence agencies, has left Hong Kong legally. He is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and i...
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 Facebook has blocked log-ins via the encrypted and anonymous browser TOR. This will lead thousands of political activists to login via their own IP address, unlike when they log-in via TOR at a different IP. This means that their identities might be revealed to tyrant regimes in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq Saudi Arabia and elsewhere,...
Screenshot   Free Syrian movement -Haraket Ahrar Al Sham- which is one of the revolutionary groups fighting Bashar Al Asad regime in Syria has announced that it hacked the pro government hacker's website of Syrian Electronic Army. The movement said over facebook that its technical office in Al Raqa provenance has destroyed the official website ...
Screenshot Jordanian authorities have been in blocking spree, they blocked 216 local websites yesterday. And today I just noticed that GoDaddy.com is blocked too! Update: the blocking was brief the site is back now in Jordan. GoDadday.com provides domain name registration, website hosting and other web tools. We do not know why did the regime in Jo...
Screenshot Jordan authorities for press and publications have decided to block 216 websites using the excuse that those sites did not accommodate the new press and publications law. In his part Jordan telecom regulatory commission (TRC) has sent a letter to ISPs in Jordan Albawaba has received a copy of, asked the ISPs to block those websites by the end...
Screenshot It is very well known that Syria has the worst profile in blocking websites world wide, but who are these websites that are blocked? Syrian online magazine the-syrian.com/ has received a leaked document about the blocked web sites in Syria by one of the ISPs and they are 634  sites: . The blocking in Syria goes like this: security offici...
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