Posts Tagged ‘Arab World’

Saudi supercomputer ranked as fourteenth most powerful worldwide

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) new super computer has taken 14th place in the global list of the top 500 supercomputers compiled by www.top500.org. The IBM Blue Gene/P System, named Shaheen, recorded a peak processing power of 185 Teraflops, ranking it among the top twenty high performance computing worldwide on its first [...]

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From Tunisia, UNCTAD to improve Internet security in North Africa

UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Petko Draganov reviewed the status of the Tunisian customs-modernization project — developed with UNCTAD and expected to enter service this summer — and expressed the wish that Tunisian expertise in cybersecurity will enable UNCTAD to establish a Centre of Excellence in the country to help nations in the region improve computer and [...]

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More than just social networking

Whether you “tag”, “poke” or “tweet”, or prefer a more “delicious” “digging” or “flickering” online experience, you are engaging in something more than just social networking. You are part of an e-revolution that is changing many of our core beliefs, assumptions and behaviors. The first comprehensive book written for a wide audience on the Web [...]

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Etisalat, du to block SMS spam

Mohamed Al Ghanim, director-general of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has said that spam SMSs that broadcast files to be downloaded by the mobile holder are considered a hacking tool, and that subscribers are advised not to accept such files. He said that Etisalat has already provided a service to block spam messages, while [...]

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ABB to strengthen Saudi Arabian power network

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth USD 100 million for substations to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s transmission and distribution network. ABB will design, supply, install and commission three 110 kilovolt substations that will serve the growing power needs of the Mecca region. Based on ABB’s gas-insulated switchgear technology, the substations [...]

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Kuwait, Interpol fight cybercrime

The State of Kuwait is closely coordinating with the Interpol at the level of fighting cybercrime, an official said yesterday. Director of the Security Information Department and official spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior Colonel Mohammad Al-Sabr, revealed that high level coordination was currently underway between the Interpol and Kuwait Interpol to address all [...]

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Yemen ranked high on hacking

An international report has put Yemen among the world’s top ten countries with highest rates of computer hacking, ranking it 8th. The report issued by the Business Software Alliance for 2008 on world programming companies noted that hacking rates in Yemen reached 89 percent. Georgia was top and Bangladesh, Armenia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Moldova [...]

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