Tag: privacy

FinFisher and the absence of morals

FinFisher and the absence of morals

8 Aug, '141 Comment

Some enterprising netizen took umbrage at the machinations and outright lies of Gamma FinFisher, the Anglo-German privacy-thieving and national-aspiration-crushing software supplier so he hacked their servers and walked away with 40GB of their crown jewels. To put it in perspective, 40GB means that “you could hold approximately: 10,000 High-Quality MP3 Songs -or- 25,000 High-Resolution Digital […]

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It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

14 Aug, '1013 Comments

Hate to say that I told you so, but indications are now heating up to target any secure platform with demands of open access by the so called security services: As Research In Motion faces an increasingly public dispute with several countries over the ability to monitor communication on its BlackBerry devices, virtually all other […]

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Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

12 Jun, '1013 Comments

The latest salvo in the depreciation of personal freedoms in Bahrain comes this time courtesy of the Ministry of Interior. No surprise there. It’s Traffic Department is introducing new number plates with tracking devices, unimaginatively justified to “fight crime” – and no one seems to care.

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The results of accountability surfacing?

The results of accountability surfacing?

7 Aug, '0710 Comments

Chapter 1: A botched up series of events starting with an inaccurate call to the emergency line alerting an operator that a woman was in trouble and needs immediate medical help led to a delay in dispatching an ambulance to the concerned area. Ultimately, it took the medical emergency personnel to arrive three hours after […]

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One more site blocked in Bahrain

26 Oct, '0632 Comments

It used to be just 9 that were blocked: Bahrain Online Montadayat al Bahrain Bahrain National Committee for Martyrs and Victims of Torture Sarah al Watani Ahrar al Bahrain Bahrain Times Al Saheefa Tubli.net Rezgar and now, it appears that someone who is really shaking in his boots and deems it very necessary to protect […]

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