Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tech & Telecoms

Latest updates on the implementation of new tech and telecom projects in and around the GCC region and global updates on social networking platforms and computers.

UAE man abuses woman on Whatsapp, faces DH5,000 fine and deportation

A man who was convicted of abusing and insulting a woman through WhatsApp messages has had his Dh5,000 fine sentence confirmed on appeal. The Federal...

How it works: Dubai’s new smart check-in

New biometric facial recognition and new-generation smart gates will streamline check-in and immigration clearance at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, said authorities on Tuesday.New-generation...

UAE: ‘temporary glitch’ unblocks WhatsApp voice and video calls

When it comes to the list of smartphone apps that people use the most, we’d guess that instant messaging client WhatsApp ranks pretty high, which...

Kuwait to monitor social media users

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: A governmental committee will be formed soon to deal with social media users who spread rumors, attack other countries or...

Innovation and Intellectual Property

A way to fast-track economic and intellectual growth. The Bahrain Economic Development Board, in association with Tamkeen, locally based IT company Technobay, and Silicon Valley...

How to capture shared photos and videos on Snapchat without anyone...

Snapchat frowns upon user’s taking screenshots of snaps and retaliates by alerting the other party with an icon in their inbox. However, Apple's just-released developer iOS...

Saudi king earns more retweets than Trump

Donald Trump may be lighting up Twitter with strange new words (like "covfefe") and attacks on allies, but in the battle for most attentions...

Bahrain minister reclaims hacked Twitter account

The Twitter account of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa was reclaimed hours after it was hacked. His account was hacked early...

Cyber attacks to intensify, warn experts in Oman

Oman should brace for more ransomware attacks; the Sultanate’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and specialists in the country have said. “The reason cyber-attacks will...

Oman temporarily shuts down global services amid cyber attack

A number of Omani government institutions have temporarily suspended all their electronic services on Sunday as precautionary measures, following massive global cyber attacks. The...
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