Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
Middle East / Technology

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human rights activist, didn’t take the bait. Instead, he reported it to Citizen Lab, an internet … Continue reading

Dubai police: Exposed wiring likely sparked NYE tower fire
Business / Middle East

Dubai police: Exposed wiring likely sparked NYE tower fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Exposed wiring likely sparked the New Year’s Eve blaze that engulfed a 63-story skyscraper in Dubai just hours before a nearby fireworks display at the world’s tallest building, police said Wednesday, Jan. 20. Dubai’s police chief Maj. Gen. Khamis Mattar al-Mazeina said investigators ruled out any criminal cause for … Continue reading