Monthly Archives: May 2019

Moderating Saudi Islam: Government Proposes Tightening Fundraising Rules

A litmus test of the impact of the law, once adopted, will be how Saudi Arabia deals with people like Pakistani cleric Maulana Ali Muhammad Abu Turab. Mr. Abu Turab was identified last May as a specially designated terrorist by … Continue reading

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Moderating Saudi Islam: Government Proposes Tightening Fundraising Rules

Tighter rules will make it more difficult for the government to put a distance between itself and militant fundraising. Continue reading

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Germany Demands An End To Working Cryptography

Aaron Swartz’s words: “It’s not OK not to understand the internet anymore.” That goes double for cryptography: any politician caught spouting off about back doors is unfit for office anywhere but Hogwarts, which is also the only educational institution whose … Continue reading

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Germany Demands An End To Working Cryptography

If your Whatsapp or Google Hangouts has a deliberately introduced flaw in it, then foreign spies, criminals, crooked police (like those who fed sensitive information to the tabloids who were implicated in the hacking scandal — and like the high-level police who secretly worked for organised crime for years), and criminals will be able to use it to intercept all of our communications. That includes things like the pictures of your kids in your bath that you send to your parents to the trade secrets you send to your co-workers. Continue reading

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