Tag: internet

Bahrain redefines the WWW

5 Sep, '102 Comments

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. A new information Tzar at the helm of the “Information Authority” (or if you prefer, the Misery of Information redux); hence, the very first thing which happens is…. yes, you guessed it: ban some web sites, blogs and even political society websites. All that just ahead of […]

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The Blackberry Ban

The Blackberry Ban

6 Aug, '1025 Comments

Bahrain started it. UAE happily followed, and of course Saudi rushes headlong into the gap and slaps an apparent full ban on the Blackberry services. Now, one country after another is announcing or at least mulling how they too can find an excuse to apply their band on a service that has revolutionised how people […]

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Blocking sites gains momentum

Blocking sites gains momentum

21 May, '106 Comments

and Pakistan (as well as Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iran I suspect) are going frantic over blocking websites they find… uh… offensive to their delicate sensibilities: “Before shutting down (YouTube), we did try just to block particular URLs or links, and access to 450 links on the Internet were stopped, but the blasphemous content […]

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Toward a cleaner internet

14 May, '100 Comments

Maybe our lovely Ministry of information and our parliamentarians can take heed of this and ban even more sites in their quest to keep us from ourselves….

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Continued frustration with throttled connections, solved?

Continued frustration with throttled connections, solved?

11 Jul, '0918 Comments

I’ve done everything I could to limit the use of the internet in the house just so that at least we go past two weeks before I get the dreaded “you’re it” message from our beloved Batelco. The record was 12 days. Since they upgraded the package to 4MB, which is just a few weeks […]

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