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Are brands at risk from the UAE’s new cyber-crime law?

Are brands at risk from the UAE’s new cyber-crime law?

Taking many media watchers by surprise, the United Arab Emirates President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved a new cyber-crime law for the UAE, Federal Legal Decree No. 5, this week. The online law was duly announced by the Emirates official news agency WAM yesterday evening (you can find the contents […]

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The future is important

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The future is important

There are few things more depressing than sitting in one of the Middle Eastern digital conferences listening to the Ministerial Keynote. The Internet, we are invariably told, is important. Now you count two seconds, one Mississippi two Mississippi as The Great Man scans the room, his arms held stiff and his hands grip the lectern. […]

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Who’s Afraid Of A Regulated Web?

Who’s Afraid Of A Regulated Web?

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has come out and said he wants a regulated web – “You need to hear our limits, our red lines” he told an audience at the two-day ‘e-G8’ conference. The AP report is linked here. His is not the first whiff of regulatory sulphur, of course – only the other day […]

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Can we say Twitter revolution now? Can we?

Can we say Twitter revolution now? Can we?

There‚Äôs already been quite a lot written about the role of social media in the ousting of Tunisia’s President Ben Ali. Here’s our 2 cents worth, plus a list of useful links for anyone interested in learning about the role of social media in Tunisia’s regime change.

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