UAE internet blockage policy

The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed. This perception is possibly because there are some areas in …

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3G Mobile Internet unavailable in North Korea

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Foreigners in North Korea no longer have access to the country’s 3G network, the country’s mobile phone provider said in a message sent to its subscribers in the country. North Koreans are unable to access outside uncensored Internet, except for on rare occasions, but foreign residents and visitors to the …

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Iran Officials Fearing spying on smartphones

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Iranian officials with access to classified information will be forbidden from using smartphones in connection with their work because of fears of espionage, a security official said Saturday. Such phones are not secure as “data entered on to them is backed up, cannot be removed and can be accessed,” Brigadier …

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Snowden Revelations Costly for US Tech Firms

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US technology companies are getting hit harder than anticipated by revelations about surveillance programs led by the National Security Agency, a study showed Tuesday. The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, said the impact would be greater than its estimate nearly two years ago …

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Chinese Researchers Develop ATM With Facial Recognition Technology

Chinese researchers have successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology to reduce the risk of theft, media reports said. The developers include Tsinghua University and Tzekwan Technology, a Hangzhou firm in eastern China’s Zhejiang province that provides security protection for financial transactions, South China Morning …

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