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Israel live-tweets assault on Gaza, provides video of assassination

arstechnica.com
Israel launched a major assault on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip today—and the Israeli military tweeted much of the action, including the assassination of a Hamas military leader. It seems like an unusual tactic for a nation to flood Twitter with details of a military campaign while it’s happening. But perhaps...
Israel live-tweets assault on Gaza, provides video of assassination

No 'Arab Spring' in Saudi Arabia anytime soon

news.cnet.com
Thanks to social networks and the Internet, blogger Ahmed Al Omran predicts during a speech at CNET, the Saudi people will eventually demand freedom and democracy. Just not yet. [Read more]...
No 'Arab Spring' in Saudi Arabia anytime soon

AMD Adds Second Director From Abu Dhabi Investment Firm

allthingsd.com
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it had added a new director to its board. It is Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi, the second representative from Mubadala Development Company, an investment company funded by Abu Dhabi. Mubadala owns a stake amounting to 19.4 percent of AMD’s shares stemming in part...
AMD Adds Second Director From Abu Dhabi Investment Firm

Pan-Islamic Facebook Competitor Salamworld To Launch In November

www.fastcompany.com
Facebook's latest competitor is a pan-Islamic social networking site with unique special sauce: Differing censorship settings for countries with different religious restrictions. Russia- and Turkey-based Salamworld wants to build themselves up as a religion-oriented, family friendly social networking alternative where discussion of sex or risqué matters is strictly forbidden. The...
Pan-Islamic Facebook Competitor Salamworld To Launch In November
Game of Dungeons & Dragons with 8 sci-fi authors auctioned on eBay

UK Student Charged For 'Grossly Offensive' Facebook Post

www.techdirt.com
Just in case anyone needed another reminder that Britain's "Free Speech" laws are more about what's not included than what is, a UK citizen has just been found guilty of "sending a grossly offensive communication," a crime under the Malicious Communications Act of 1988. Azher Ahmed posted a message on...
UK Student Charged For 'Grossly Offensive' Facebook Post
Anonymous attacks Israeli websites in response to attacks in Gaza

Altered Tweets: What Happened to the Ahmed Jabari Assassination Video?

allthingsd.com
Since early Wednesday morning, all eyes have been on the developing digital landscape of the Middle East. Israel Defense Forces have launched a full-scale social media assault on Hamas in conjunction with a tactical military campaign. The IDF’s Twitter account has received the most attention, especially after the group tweeted...
Altered Tweets: What Happened to the Ahmed Jabari Assassination Video?

Walkie talkies are the future of communication, according to TiKL

venturebeat.com
Where much of technology tries to push new ideas into the hands of consumers, TiKL is putting an old stand-by on smartphones: the walkie-talkie. “We created TiKL with the vision of redefining the way we communicate,” said co-founder Zafir Ahmed on stage at the Y Combinator Demo Day today....
Walkie talkies are the future of communication, according to TiKL
The startup, the lawyer, the Quora question, and the $1.2M seed round

Video chat startup Lutebox dumps plan A, goes shopping

gigaom.com
What do you do when you realize that everyone else is doing what you want to do, but they’re doing it better? That’s the problem that that Ali Ahmed, the CEO of London-based video chatting startup Lutebox has been staring straight in the face for the past few months. The...
Video chat startup Lutebox dumps plan A, goes shopping

Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for his tweets reportedly to be released

thenextweb.com
Hamza Kashgari, a journalist deported from Malaysia back to his native Saudi Arabia, where he was wanted on charges of apostasy, is reportedly expected to be freed in the coming weeks. Kashgari had posted a series of poetic tweets, sharing an imaginary conversation he was having with the Prophet Mohammed. The...
Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for his tweets reportedly to be released
Microsoft enters Iraq with official Baghdad distributor

Facebook and Twitter could be asked to better police their networks

www.guardian.co.uk
Keir Starmer keen to persuade social media companies to improve moderation after series of online abuse casesThe director of public prosecutions is exploring whether Facebook and Twitter should take more responsibility for policing their networks for abuse and harassment in an attempt to reduce the number of cases coming to...
Facebook and Twitter could be asked to better police their networks

Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

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Since the death of Aaron Swartz, there’s been an outpouring of anger directed at the Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann, the federal prosecutors whose aggressive case against Mr. Swartz is widely believed to have led the Internet pioneer to take his own life. On the other hand, supporters of the...
Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Sony adds high-end MDR-1 series over-ear headphones

www.ipodnn.com
Sony has added the MDR-1s, a new premium over-ear headphones series to its lineup. Sony designed the new headphones in collaboration with Katy B, Magnetic Man and audio engineer Naweed Ahmed, in a hat-tip to the success of the Beats by Dre Dre range. The MDR-1 range comprises three models,...
Sony adds high-end MDR-1 series over-ear headphones

A Bloody Friday Night: 3 Fatal Shootings

www.pheedcontent.com
On Friday night gunmen were firing all over the city. Police reported three fatal shootings over the course of just five hours, the first stemming from an argument at a Crown Heights party. Ahmed Hoyt, a 31-year-old from Queens, was out in Brooklyn when a fight inside the Troy...
A Bloody Friday Night: 3 Fatal Shootings

Sony releases Xperia flash tool in beta, lets unlocked devices return to stock ROMs

www.engadget.com
There's no denying that of all the Android OEM's, Sony's the most consumer-friendly. With a track record encompassing consistent and transparent software updates, easily unlocked bootloaders, a former flagship that's been in and out of AOSP and now this -- an Xperia flash tool -- the company's on a...
Sony releases Xperia flash tool in beta, lets unlocked devices return to stock ROMs
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