A new frontier for clean power: the Middle East

It’s got dry, sunny climate and an addiction to fossil fuels, and it’s set to become a hot spot for renewable energy development, especially solar. It’s the Middle East, where countries such as Saudi Arabia subsidize electricity generation by using their own oil and where natural gas is the main source of power for United Arab Emirates.…

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Do we have a right to use Twitter and Facebook?

A Wall Street Journal columnist says that blocking access to social media during emergencies isn't a big deal, and that "techno-utopians" are over-reacting. But are they? Or are these kinds of moves a step on a slippery slope that leads to Chinese-style control over information networks?…

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Haystack Plays With Fire, Gets Badly Burned

The creators of a software project called Haystack claimed their software would allow Iranian dissidents to surf the web anonymously by encrypting their activity and hiding it among other web traffic, but the project has been shut down after security analysts said these claims were false.…

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