Cloud system music player put to the testWho should rule the Internet? Around a thousand participants from some 90 countries met in Brazil this week to determine the future of the web. Plus: a test of cloud system player,...
Hackers and Whistleblowers: Bad boys or heroes?In this week's edition of #TECH24 we talk to Gregg Housh, former founding member of Anonymous, about online activism: are Hackers and Whistleblowers becoming the new heroes of...
Saudis put the brakes on women driving protestSaudi authorities have warned that protesters or online backers of a planned October 26 protest against a ban on women’s driving face arrest. If many powerful Saudis believe women...
Mobile-tracking bins slammed by UK officialsUK officials have called on an advertising company to stop tracking Londoners using a Wi-Fi network embedded in high-tech dustbins. The technology has drawn unflattering comparison...
British teen suicide puts spotlight on ‘cyber-bullying’Advertisers in the UK are pulling out of social networking website ask.fm, and British Prime Minister David Cameron called for a boycott on Thursday after bullied 14-year-old Hanna...
Smartphone 4AfrikaUS President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order designed to heighten cyber-security standards, while the EU is releasing its own directive on network and informat...
Social media helps free jailed Ecuadorian bloggerEcuadorian web users help free a jailed blogger. Kate Middleton’s pregnancy sets the web abuzz. And American footballer Tim Tebow lends support to a grieving high school student.
Gaffes a go-go with Mitt RomneyAfter "Amercia", Mitt Romney gaffes again spelling Ronald Reagan's name wrong. The Republican candidate is not having a good time in cyberspace. Reports say someone...
Poland backtracks on ACTA treatyThe wave of protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has reached Poland. Activists say it is an attempt by governments to take control of cyberspace, and a t...
Syria’s cyber war against the regime’s opponentsSyria’s cyber war against the regime’s opponents. Ramy Essam, the singer of the Egyptian revolution, back in Tahrir Square. An anti-PowerPoint party is formed in Switzerland.
The Week In The Middle East
THE WEEK IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Syria's cyber activistsThe Syrian opposition is fighting online as well as in the streets, via cyber activism. Next, arms dealers in Lebanon witness a boom in business thanks to ongoing protests in neigh...