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Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Government Seeking Workaround To Intercept Tweets

Twitter does what it can to protect users’ privacy, requiring governments to go through legal channels to obtain private information – but some governments aren’t fond of rules.

If you live in Saudi Arabia, it seems your tweets aren’t being intercepted yet – but it’s really only a matter of time. And if you don’t live in Saudi Arabia, don’t be fooled into thinking your safe. Just because other governments aren’t as (unwisely) attempting to recruit folks to intercept tweets and getting publicly busted for it, doesn’t mean they’re NOT doing it.

Yes, I took my paranoia pill today.

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Saudi Arabia May End Anonymous Twitter Use, Require Official ID To Monitor, Control Access

Saudi Arabia is considering ending anonymous use of Twitter in the country, restricting access only to citizens who register their identification documents, reports Al Jazeera, citing Arab News.

With more than three million active Twitter users, Saudi Arabia not only leads the Middle East, but, with a 300 percent year-on-year growth rate, actually ranks number one in the world as the fastest-growing Twitter nation.

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“Festival Of Insults” For Saudi King On Twitter

Did you hear about the festival of insults directed at Saudi’s King on Twitter? Well, even if you can’t read Arabic (Twitter will translate as best it can) – check THIS out.

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Saudi Prince Goes On The Record About $300M Twitter Investment [VIDEO]

Late last year, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi Arabian businessman and the founder and CEO of Kingdom Holding, invested $300 million in Twitter. And he spoke to CNN this week about why he chose Twitter to add to his growing portfolio of tech companies.
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Saudi Arabia Twitter Use Boomed in 2010

While Twitter as a whole saw massive growth in 2010, conservative Saudi Arabia’s Twitter use positively skyrocketed: new users from Saudi Arabia grew 240% over the course of the year.
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