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In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

Turkey hits Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans

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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.

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid <em>cyber</em>-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched ...

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Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and borrowers.

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Egypt court sentences ex-student in #MeToo case

Zaki, a former student of the American University in Cairo, was arrested on July 4 and confessed to assaulting and blackmailing six complainants.

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US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

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Iran-linked hacking group infiltrates Israeli cyber security firm

Just days earlier, the Pay2Key group breached the systems of Israel Aerospace Industries.

US blames Iran for 'Enemies of the People' website

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US blames Iran for 'Enemies of the People' website

A website reportedly created to sow discord and division in the US during the presidential elections may be been created by Iranian ...

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Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Israel's ambassador to Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, said he welcomed more active involvement of Germany in Middle East diplomacy.

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a ...

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 ...

Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

US Secretary of State Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack on several US government agencies.

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Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

A man reportedly broke into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account after 'guessing' his password.

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Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, which has been criticised for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian states, says it can now hack into ...

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US government confirms cyberattack

The US government confirmed that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments ...

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Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt has commenced a trial for the acting Muslim Brotherhood leader.

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Yousra Samir Imran

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Comment: Aden's choice to quit fashion unleashed a torrent of opinions on Muslim twitter about the hijab, showing a shocking lack of respect for ...

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Instagram 'censors' Iranian support for assassinated nuclear scientist

Iranian social media users say the social media network has removed posts supporting Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold War.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

The three countries have forged close ties amid regional tension in the Eastern Mediterranean over offshore gas exploitation rights.

Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

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Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

A delegation of Israeli settlers visited Dubai to forge business ties.

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