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Gary R. Bunt

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Oscar Schwartz, Guardian, Could ‘fake text’ be the next global political threat?
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CollabDeen Mosque Networking Product

Yahoo Finance/Accesswire, CollabDeen: The World's First Muslim-Friendly Social Technology Platform ['advertorial'/press-release]
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Extension for Arabic & Persian

Alpheios Reading Tools Version, December 2018
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Israel's software helps KSA - allegation

NYT, Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says
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SalamBrowser in Malaysia

I discuss Islam-friendly apps and browsers in 'Hashtag Islam', and here's a new option: The Star Online, Syariah compliant web browser aims to make the Internet a better place, Sep 28 2018 "… SalamBrowser, touted as the world’s first syariah-compliant web browser, which Salam Web claims will eliminate inappropriate content from the search results." There have been several attempts at this kind of browser product before, so it will be interesting to see how effective it is compared with mainstream products.


Sam Jackson, Vox-Pol, FlockWatch: Tracking Changes in Language in Text Datasets Over Time, 26 Sep 2018

Important research tool discussed by its developer, which allows for language flexibility in data capture. I haven't tried FlockWatch yet.
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