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The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

The Reason Innovation is Dead in Bahrain

7 Nov, '151 Comment

A 300MB movie takes ALL EFFIN’ MORNING TO UPLOAD. Tell me how this is helping innovation in Bahrain? The slow speed and high cost of broadband Internet here ensures that innovation is dead in Bahrain. Shouldn’t someone pay attention to this? Isn’t knowledge capital the only thing we could have in Bahrain as every other resource is either depleted […]

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My favourite apps

My favourite apps

9 Oct, '132 Comments

I can’t live without my iPhone. It has become an invaluable business and personal communication tool. Like most, I use the computing functionality of the device much more than the telephone. I suspect that I do most of my internet usage through it, rather than my laptop or iPad. Like most, I suspect, I must […]

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Bye VIVA, it’s not been fun

Bye VIVA, it’s not been fun

30 Jul, '127 Comments

After a year of painfully using Viva’s mediocre but much over-hyped internet offering in Bahrain, I’ve terminated both contracts for my home and office. The best speed I could get out of Viva was something like 4mbps and that was flaky. As far as the uploads are concerned, I don’t think I got much more […]

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The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

6 Apr, '1116 Comments

Thanks Robert!

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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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