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Shanghai and Small Mercies

Shanghai and Small Mercies

17 May, '1121 Comments

Just arrived in Shanghai this afternoon and checked in to a lovely hotel on the The Bund and overlooking the Huangpu river. You see the view from my room above. Quite nice. First impressions of Shanghai is nothing short of “wow” mixed in with “oh shit!” and an occasional “daaaaamn!”. Let me explain: From the […]

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Paranoia and Mobile Phones

Paranoia and Mobile Phones

21 Apr, '1124 Comments

Some friends have started to demand that before any conversation takes place, even when the chat is really about nothing but mundane and insignificant things, that all our mobile phones are not only switched off, but have their batteries removed too. Some go further by demanding that the offending instruments be placed outside of the […]

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The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

6 Apr, '1116 Comments

Thanks Robert!

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3 screens on a phone?

21 Jan, '111 Comment

Ok, fed up of politics at the moment so allow me to lighten it up a bit… have a look at this concept Android phone, absolutely sexy. And yes, I most definitely want! What is being creative? from Kristian Larsen on Vimeo.

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The efficacy of Internet filtering

The efficacy of Internet filtering

5 Jan, '113 Comments

If there ever was a reason not to trust Internet filters, even from a world authority like McAfee in this case, then the blocking of my friend Amira Al-Hussaini’s website is a case in point. For some reason, the “smart filter”, which is purportedly used by most telcos in the Gulf, has mistakenly categorised her […]

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