Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

IS App Concerns

'Islamic State' app concerns Discover More…

Swipe Like An Egyptian: Harmonica

BBC News, The dating app built for young Egyptians
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'Instagram Slave Traders'

BBC News Arabic, Kuwait moves on Instagram slave traders after BBC investigation
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Doroob Navigator

Reuters, Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
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MENA Unicorns

Al Jazeera, From start-up to unicorn in the Middle East
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China Surveillance App

Raymond Zhong, NYT, China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App Discover More…

Islamic Apps

Deen Developers have an interesting thread on various app developments here Discover More…

Qibla Finder

Ilm Feed's Review of Google's Qibla Finder Discover More…

Xinjiang under Surveillance

aljazeera, HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs
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Yemen blood app

Al Jazeera, Phone app links patients to blood donors in war-torn Yemen This is a fantastic idea: Discover More…

Anti-Semitic Bots

i24News, Popular translation app gives example 'Hitler nicer to Jews than they deserved' Discover More…

Iran Messaging Apps Policies

Radio Farda, Iran To Tighten Grip On Cyberspace, Messaging Apps, 6 Dec 2018 Discover More…

"Smart Pakem" Blasphemy App

Independent/Reuters, Indonesian app that allows uses to report 'misguided' religious beliefs criticised by human rights groups, 28 Nov 2018
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Does not translate

BBC, How translation apps iron out embarrassing gaffes, 25 Sep 2018
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