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Own an iPhone? No Aliyah to the Torah for you!

Jerusalem rabbi issues religious ruling barring people who possess smartphones with unfiltered internet access from Torah readings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 10:12 PM

Are haredim embracing the internet revolution?

New research reveals the mysterious world of haredi internet users - what do they do online, and how does it influence them?Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/8/2016, 5:31 PM

Dubai religious authorities ban stealing WiFi

Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department says it's against Islamic law to use neighbor's WiFi without permission.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 12:43 PM

Israel to tax global online companies

Tax Authority to charge VAT on local sales by international-based online firms such as Google and Facebook. Fair, or bad for business?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 4:54 PM

Likud seeks to restrict 'inappropriate' websites

Internet providers will filter access to harmful content unless the subscriber provides proof of age.Shoshana Miskin, 12/10/2015, 2:06 PM

Poll: Israeli Teens Seek Jobs in High-Tech

More than a quarter of Israeli teens see a future for themselves in the high-tech sector, a poll shows.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 9:56 PM

ISIS Bans Private Internet in its 'Capital'

Islamic State only allows internet at monitored cafes, to create 'news blackout' on what's happening in Raqa and prevent defectors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 2:03 PM

Expert: 'Smartphone Culture' Kills Personalities

'Smartphone culture' hindering children from learning building blocks of communication, psychologist Dr. Michael Abulafia argues.Moshe Cohen, 7/16/2015, 9:21 AM

Project "Bomb Shelters Online" Underway

Bomb shelters in the line of Hezbollah rocket fire, outfitted with WiFi, will be more user-friendly during attacks.Hillel Fendel, 6/1/2015, 6:57 PM

Internet Black List Aims to Take Down Anti-Semites

An activist fighting anti-Semitism in France has established a “blacklist” of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel public figures.Moshe Cohen, 5/21/2015, 12:34 PM

New App Allows Surfin' the 'Net with Peace of Mind

Today the world really is at our fingertips - with 75% of children using smartphones, how can we protect them from harmful content?Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 5:09 PM

Sites in US, Canada and Ireland Hacked by ISIS

FBI investigates how ISIS imagery and music were placed on sites associated with car racing, Goodwill center, and rape crisis center.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2015, 10:47 AM

'FCC 'Net Neutrality' Vote Influenced by Obama'

Decision to regulate internet will lead to 'gov't control of the internet,' directly influenced by Obama, Republican lawmaker warns.Tova Dvorin, 2/26/2015, 10:18 PM

Fighting ISIS on the Online Battlefield

How do you counter ISIS propaganda recruiting jihadists? You make your own propaganda, experts say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 10:36 PM

Cautious Jihadists Scaling Back Social Media Use

ISIS, Nusra Front recruits concerned intelligence agencies gleaning crucial data from Facebook to use against them, pinpoint locations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2015, 6:50 PM

US, EU Ministers: Web, Border Monitoring Needed

Increased Internet surveillance and tighter border checks are 'urgently' needed to foil jihadist attacks, officials meeting in Paris said.Arutz Sheva, 1/11/2015, 7:54 PM

North Korea's Internet Back Online

Pyongyang's network back after hours of outage; cause of cyber-blackout still unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2014, 8:21 AM

Suit Over Iran's Internet Could Make Legal History

For years, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has been battling terrorists and their sponsors in the courts - has she just found her trump card?Ari Soffer, 6/29/2014, 1:19 PM

US Terror Victims Seek to Seize Iranian Assets

Victims look to seize US-provided internet resources belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran, sparking debate on internet and politics.Tova Dvorin, 6/25/2014, 5:57 PM

Phone, Internet Down in Judean Town

Car hits Bezeq phone tower in Mitzpe Yericho, knocks out entire phone system; repairs may take a while.Nir Har-Zahav, 5/20/2014, 3:18 PM

US, UK Warn Against Using IE Until Bug Fixed

Windows XP users warned to steer clear of popular internet browser - or severely compromise their internet security.Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2014, 10:51 PM

Anti-Semitism A Major Problem for Jews Everywhere

Arutz Sheva discussed Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Memorial Day with Carol Nuriel, a senior researcher at the Anti-Defamation League.Moshe Cohen, 4/27/2014, 10:49 PM

Yeshiva Boys Succeed with Judea, Samaria Alert App

Yeshiva students create successful project giving Judea, Samaria residents information on attacks, crime in real time.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2014, 5:48 PM

Google Buys Israeli Startup SlickLogin

Security startup uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification at websites.Gil Ronen, 2/16/2014, 9:31 PM

Protests Rage in Turkey over Internet Censorship

Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against invasive Internet laws.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 8:39 AM

Netanyahu Opens CyberTech 2014 Conference

Netanyahu announces cyber defense facility in Be'er Sheva. IBM senior vice president reveals cooperation with Ben Gurion University.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2014, 7:27 PM

Law: ISP Must Provide Free Filtering Software

The government authorized for a vote a law that would require ISPs to provide internet filtering programs to their customersDavid Lev, 12/22/2013, 4:58 PM

Google: Bennett the Most-Searched Politician

Naftali Bennett is Israel’s most-searched politician. Ayelet Shaked, Shelly Yechimovich make search list, too.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2013, 12:15 AM

Dangerous Trojan Horse Virus Hits Israel

Trojan horse viruses on Facebook are among the top threats to Israeli computer users for November.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2013, 2:06 PM

UWI's 'Stop Iran' Initiative Hit by Cyber-Attack

Successful 'Stop Iran' petition site targeted in internationally coordinated cyber-attack, 1 year after UWI Pillar of Defense site attacked.Ari Yashar, 11/22/2013, 10:37 AM

The Internet - Fertile Ground for Jew/Israel- Bashing

An Australian writer comments on a major cause of the growth of anti-Semitism in places where it was uncommon. David Singer, 11/4/2013, 8:57 AM

American Jews and the Internet

Interview with Prof. Ira Sheskin, Director of Jewish Demography Project at Miami U.: "Significant percentages of singles have used a Jewish Internet dating service..but the most important Jewish use of the Internet is in education."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 8/4/2013, 5:53 PM

Embattled Assad Opens 'Instagram' Account

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has officially opened a new Instagram account in an effort to bolster his image.Rina Tzvi , 7/31/2013, 6:37 PM

Poll: Most Parents Don't Know What Kids Do Online

A poll showed only a third of parents were filtering or tracking their children's online activities.David Lev, 7/28/2013, 4:33 PM

'Halalgoogling' Blocks Anti-Muslim Content

A new online search engine is blocking web content deemed “haram,” or forbidden in Islam.Rina Tzvi , 7/21/2013, 3:09 PM

Facebook 'Deserves Credit' for Hate Speech Removal

Anti-Defamation League today praises Facebook for removing the page the leading Hungarian purveyor of anti-Semitic hate speech.Rina Tzvi , 7/21/2013, 2:51 PM

Rowhani Welcomes Facebook, Rejects Segregation

Iran's president-elect expresses progressive views about civil liberties, freedom of expression and the internet.Elad Benari, 7/3/2013, 5:12 AM

Facebook: Over Six Million User Details Exposed

Facebook revealed that due to a bug on site, roughly six million phone numbers and e-mail addresses had been inadvertently exposed.Rina Tzvi , 6/24/2013, 4:44 AM

Experts Join Forces in New Book to Combat Hate

'Viral Hate' lays out a blueprint to take steps to stem tide of hate speech on Internet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2013, 10:33 AM

U.S. Allows Sales of Comms Equipment to Iranians

U.S. eases some of the sanctions on Iran in order to give Iranians access to Internet services and social media.Elad Benari, 5/31/2013, 5:42 AM

Coming Soon: Smartphones for Haredi Community

A smartphone catering to the haredi community and approved by a rabbinical committee to launch in coming months. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/20/2013, 9:44 AM

Iran Tightening Control of the Internet

Iran is tightening control of the Internet ahead of next month’s election, being mindful of street protests organized the last time around.Elad Benari, 5/20/2013, 6:46 AM

Syria Cut Off from the Internet

Syria cut off from the Internet, say U.S. tech firms. Internet blackout may be an indication of an impending military offensive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2013, 6:13 AM

Iran Launches 'Islamic Google Earth'

Tehran is planning to launch its own 3D mapping service, after accusing Google Earth of being a spying tool used by western agencies.Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/12/2013, 9:16 AM

Saudi Arabia: 'WhatsApp' Breaks Rules

Saudi Arabia warns that it will implement "suitable measures" if providers of Internet messenger apps fail to comply with regulations. Arutz Sheva staff, 3/31/2013, 8:22 PM

Egypt Arrests Divers Accused of Cutting Cables

The Egyptian military has arrested three scuba divers accused of cutting an undersea Internet cable off coast of Alexandria. Arutz Sheva staff, 3/29/2013, 3:35 AM

'Hacktivists' Vow to 'Erase Israel From Internet'

“Hackers Anonymous” vows to “erase Israel from the Internet” in coordinated attack. Arutz Sheva staff, 3/27/2013, 10:05 PM

Internet Slowed by 'Biggest Cyber-Attack Ever'

Experts worry the attack could escalate to affect banking and email systems.Gil Ronen, 3/27/2013, 8:49 PM

Syria, China, Iran: 'Enemies of the Internet'

Syria, China, Iran are flagrantly spying online, media watchdog RSF said Tuesday.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/12/2013, 7:26 PM

Authors Oppose Amazon Control of .Book Websites

US publishers have called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deny Amazon exclusive rights to websites names , 3/12/2013, 3:39 PM

UN: Mobile Phones to Match Globe's Population

The number of mobile telephones worldwide is set to catch up to globe's population next year, according to the United Nations. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/28/2013, 10:39 PM

Hackers Access Thousands of Twitter Accounts

Twitter revealed that "extremely sophisticated" hackers may have gained access to information on thousands of its users. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/3/2013, 10:01 AM

'Anonymous' Hacks US Government Website

Activists from the infamous hacker group 'Anonymous' have disabled US government website and have vowed to release classified information. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 12:36 PM

Iran Launches Islamic YouTube Rival Website

Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete with Google’s YouTube, whose content is deemed inappropriate by Islamic regime.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/10/2012, 10:08 PM

What Israelis Seek on Google: Lower Phone Prices

Google's Israel office released statistics on how Israelis used the company's search engine in recent weeks. David Lev, 12/6/2012, 2:46 AM

Hareidi School Teaches Smartphone Apps

Hareidi women in Bnei Brak learn to create smartphone applications in a new course.Maayana Miskin, 11/13/2012, 7:24 PM

Report: A Third of 'Tallbacks' Racist, Hateful

A study said that a large number of the “talkbacks” on Israeli news and opinion sites are hateful, racist, and just plain mean.David Lev, 11/4/2012, 7:41 PM