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Women-only taxi service Pink Taxi just launched in Egypt

Pink Taxi, a women-only car service that was recently launched in the African nation in hopes keeping women safe and curtailing the high rate of assaults against them. Because getting in a car shouldn't be seen as an opportunity for rape.
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Egypt has developed a game-changing low-power water desalination technique

Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have bypassed traditional power-hungry methods of desalination, creating a simple filtration technique that purifies water quickly and affordably.

Egyptian divers arrested for cutting underwater Internet cables, that’s not how you phish

It seems three Egyptian criminals have given a whole new meaning to the term Internet "phishing." Three divers were arrested Wednesday after coastguards found the men attempting to cut underwater Internet cables.

Egyptian court bans YouTube over anti-Islam film

An Egyptian court has banned YouTube - for the next thirty days, at least, as a judge seeks to punish the site for allowing the controversial video 'The Innocence of Muslims' to exist without intervention. But will such a ban have any…

Australia backs down on Internet porn filter plan, while Egypt pushes ahead

Australia has decided against introducing a mandatory, all-encompassing Internet porn filter, while in Egypt, the government has taken the opposite decision and will introduce just such a scheme soon.

Stunning “Around the World” time-lapse video created with over 6,000 photos

While many Americans worry about their job during uncertain economic times, photographer Kien Lam decided to ditch his job as a finance analyst to follow his passion for photography.
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Study confirms social media’s revolutionary role in Arab Spring

A study from the University of Washington shows that social media, like Twitter and Facebook, did, indeed, play a major role in sparking the Arab Spring revolutions that engulfed the Middle East and Northern Africa this year.

U.S. funding Internet censorship workarounds for repressive countries

The U.S. State Department is helping fund efforts to create "shadow" digital and phone networks so dissidents can bypass state-controlled censorship.

UN declares Internet access a human right

A new report says Internet access is a human right, and one that states need to use policies to enforce.