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An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to partake in discussions that may not always be accessible.

Taiwanese student in Turkey develops Muslim prayer <em>app</em>

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Taiwanese student in Turkey develops Muslim prayer app

The app allows Muslim worshippers to invite friends to pray with them.

US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, ...

Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

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Hamas court rules women need male guardian to travel

Critics accuse Hamas of attempting to roll back women's rights.

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In transient Dubai, expats struggle to find love

Expatriates in Dubai are failing to find love, with some put off by ostentatious displays of wealth.

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Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Chinese police database reveals large-scale monitoring of Muslim minorities

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Chinese police database reveals large-scale monitoring of Muslim minorities

A massive Chinese police database has shed further light on the close monitoring of Muslim minority groups in China's Xinjiang province.

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More Muslim apps selling data to US military-linked X-Mode

The apps now revealed to have links with X-Mode have been downloaded by millions of users around the world.

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

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Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

Iranian users of Signal messaging service say <em>app</em> blocked

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Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

Many Iranians migrated to the app after Whatsapp updated its privacy policy in January.

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

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Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

Emirates, Etihad to pilot virus 'travel pass'

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Emirates, Etihad to pilot virus 'travel pass'

Emirates and Etihad said they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests ...

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Turkey hits Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans

Turkey has hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to appoint a local representative under a new media law.

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Facebook to appoint Turkey envoy

Facebook will appoint a representative in Turkey to comply with a new social media law aimed at forcing platforms to quickly remove contentious ...

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Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected Republican congresswoman, has been temporarily suspended on Twitter for 'multiple violations'

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Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

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Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

Turkey probes WhatsApp following controversial privacy update

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Turkey probes WhatsApp following controversial privacy update

A controversial policy update by messaging service WhatsApp has prompted anger in Turkey where authorities are investigating a suspected breach ...

Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

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Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

Microsoft's President Brad Smith has warned that private companies engineering cybersecurity attacks, such as NSO Group, help proliferate ...

Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

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Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

President Hassan Rouhani's comments marked the first time he has directly accused Israel of carrying out the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh late ...

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