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Apple Inc. (AAPL) No Longer Banned From Selling To Iranian Market - ValueWalk

Apple Inc. (AAPL) No Longer Banned From Selling To Iranian Market - ValueWalk | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) No Longer Banned From Selling To Iranian Market
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The Iranian government has often cracked down on the free flow of information through technology.
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Iran's New President Hints At Easing Internet Controls : NPR

Iran's New President Hints At Easing Internet Controls  : NPR | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Iran's President-elect Hasan Rowhani says his country should be more engaged with the world. While analysts are not expecting radical change, they say Rowhani could tackle pragmatic issues like increasing Internet broadband speed.
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Syrian Electronic Army implicated in Twitter, New York Times attacks

Syrian Electronic Army implicated in Twitter, New York Times attacks | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
The hacker group gets administrator privileges for Twitter's domain name record and also appears involved in a New York Times' Web site outage. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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Exclusive: UK’s secret Mid-East internet surveillance base is revealed in Edward Snowden leaks

Exclusive: UK’s secret Mid-East internet surveillance base is revealed in Edward Snowden leaks | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, telephone calls and web traffic on behalf of Western intelligence agencies, The Independent has learnt.
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Google Offers Iranians ‘Play Store’ Access

Google Offers Iranians ‘Play Store’ Access | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Google Inc. became what experts believe is the first company to extend technology services to Iranians under an authorization issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.
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Journalist arrested, another believed to be held in Bahrain - Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, August 1, 2013--A Bahraini blogger has been detained and a photographer is missing amid signs that Bahraini authorities are trying to crack down on critical voices ahead of protests planned for August 14, according to news reports....
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Journalist Held Incommunicado, Netizens Arrested, Censorship - AllAfrica.com

Journalist Held Incommunicado, Netizens Arrested, Censorship - AllAfrica.com | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
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A senior editor with the MBC media group, Fouda works with various news media including Al-Arabiya and Al-Aswaq.net and keeps a blog on Egyptian politics.
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Syria, Iran armed for cyberwar with U.S.

Syria, Iran armed for cyberwar with U.S. | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Syria and its ally Iran have been building cyberattack capabilities for years and soon might have a chance to use their skills in a hot war for the first time.

Via Enrique Ferro
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See also: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/tech/syria-cyberattacks/

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Hackers deface Google Palestine, demand Israel removed from maps

Hackers deface Google Palestine, demand Israel removed from maps | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Google’s local Palestine domain was defaced by hacker-activists, with its homepage being replaced with a message calling for the removal of “Israel” from Google Maps and its being renamed “Palestine.” (Hackers deface Google Palestine #MENACW
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Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die - Reporters Without Borders

Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die - Reporters Without Borders | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Reporters Without Borders condemns the deadly indifference of Iran's most senior judicial authorities for refusing to release Hossein Ronaghi Malki, a jailed blogger who is gravely ill and who today began his 20th day on hunger strike in protest...
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Syrians vow to “burn America's skies” on Obama's Facebook - Washington Times

Syrians vow to “burn America's skies” on Obama's Facebook - Washington Times | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Washington Times Syrians vow to “burn America's skies” on Obama's Facebook Washington Times During the 2011 uprising, social media feeds documented egregious government abuses and organized protests, allowing revolutionaries to circumvent Assad's...
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Operation Molerats: Middle East Cyber Attacks Using Poison Ivy

Operation Molerats: Middle East Cyber Attacks Using Poison Ivy | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Don't be too hasty to link every Poison Ivy-based cyber attack to China.
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FireEye, a corporate digital security company, has found an instance of Poison Ivy, a remote access tool, linked to Middle East-based attackers. Poison Ivy-based attacks were previously thought to originate solely in China. 

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Mapping laws affecting Internet users in the Arab region | SMEX: Channeling Advocacy

Mapping laws affecting Internet users in the Arab region | SMEX: Channeling Advocacy | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
RT @IFEX: Mapping laws affecting #Internet users in the #Arab region http://t.co/DcL9FMKgYg via @SMEX
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Activist: Bahrain lawyer for blogger detained

Activist: Bahrain lawyer for blogger detained | Middle East and North Africa | Scoop.it
Activist: Bahrain lawyer for blogger detained (#MENACyberWatch Bahrain lawyer for blogger detained http://t.co/PSKzK0o7pK)
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