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Gulf states step up policing of online media

Fearful of Arab Spring-inspired unrest, Gulf monarchies have stepped up efforts to monitor and control the media, particularly online, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday.

Feb 12, 2014
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UAE developing drones for citizen services

The United Arab Emirates hopes to start using drones to fly government documents to citizens and is offering a $1 million international prize for unmanned aircraft that can improve the quality of life in ...

Feb 12, 2014
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Apple sets iPhone launch for 50 new markets

Apple's new iPhone models, coming off record opening sales, will be launched in more than 50 new markets by November 1, including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company said Wednesday.

Oct 09, 2013
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Indonesia, India named as biggest shark catchers

Indonesia and India on Tuesday were named as the world's biggest catchers of sharks in an EU-backed probe into implementing a new pact to protect seven threatened species of sharks and rays.

Jul 30, 2013
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UAE: Egypt-based computer hackers foiled

(AP)—Officials in the United Arab Emirates say they have thwarted an attempt by Egypt-based hackers to bring down UAE government websites in apparent retaliation for backing the forces that ousted Islamist President Mohammed ...

Jul 22, 2013
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SKorea fosters startups as it seeks economic shift

Kwon Sunbeom's future was mapped out. Talented in math and science, he attended a specialized high school and majored in electronic engineering at a prestigious university. Lifetime employment at one of South ...

May 30, 2013
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Hackers stole $45 million in bank card breach (Update)

A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said—and ...

May 09, 2013
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