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Gary R. Bunt

AI Virtual Ifta Initiative

The 'Virtual Ifta' service launched in Dubai. I've collected some of the coverage, and made a few observations. I took a quick look, but didn't try the WhatsApp element. Android/Apple apps are planned for this service, which is still in the early stages, which will improve ease of use. Question options are restricted at the moment. At this point, it is very much in launch mode. I will continue to monitor developments. Discover More…

Lebanon Protests - Roundup - updated

Collected links on the Lebanon Protests #لبنان_ينتفض

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Indonesia WhatsApp Issues

SCMP, Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that? Discover More…

Israeli Tech Allegations

The Wire, Israeli Tech Companies Target Rights Activists With Tailor-Made Cyber Threats
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China Surveillance

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in fight against misinformation

The Verge, WhatsApp limits message forwarding in fight against misinformation

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'Fake News', WhatsApp and India

Wired, How WhatsApp Fuels Fake News and Violence in India
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