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Voices from the Arab press: Kuwaiti vs Japanese morals

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
14/10/2021

How did the WhatsApp outage affect Orthodox Jews and Israelis?

WhatsApp is essential in the communication infrastructure for most of the world’s Jews.

By Julia Gergely/JTA , SHIRA HANAU/JTA
08/10/2021

My Word: Facebook outage and outrage

The last thing Facebook deserves this week is its ubiquitous thumbs-up emoticon.

Facebook's six-hour outage - what was the price?

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is estimated to have lost $7 billion in less than 12 hours.

Whatsapp also returns after 6-hour crash, Facebook apologizes

The social media giant blames configuration changes on its routers as source of outage.

05/10/2021
Jan Koum

From rags to riches: The Jewish mind behind WhatsApp

No. 20 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2021: WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum.

'WhatsApp reform' to require customer service via chat for telcoms

The purpose of the move is to improve the quality of customer service provided by the companies under the Communications Ministry's control.

30/06/2021
Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) party holds a press conference in Jerus

Itamar Ben-Gvir files criminal complaint after wife's WhatsApp suspended

Also blocked was the account of his longtime ally Benzi Gopstein, chairman of the far-Right group Lehava.

WhatsApp helps Gaza border communities lead normal life amid conflict

Apps like Facebook and Twitter have become a valuable resource during emergencies, allowing quick and reliable communication when needed and used as a communal coping mechanism.

A man sits in a coffee shop next to the main Israeli Newspapers in Jerusalem

Journalists urge A-G, Facebook to fight incitement

During Operation Guardian of the Walls, journalists received numerous threats of violence, with some reporters receiving security details due to the threats.

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