Monthly : February 2012

29 Feb

FOSI Conference Aims to Make the Online World Safer for Qatari Families

by Sarah Spendiff

Smartphone usage and Internet access have never had a higher saturation rate in Qatar than they do today. More and more young people are accessing the Internet and sharing their own personal information online. With this free flow of information how can we best protect families, and children in particular, in this global cyberspace. On […]

27 Feb

Young Gifted and Arabic – Why the Connect Arab Summit 2012 matters

by Nadim Rifai

Why? Well to start with here are three good reasons… 1 Our social and political landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace 2 New media and technologies are at the heart of the change we are witnessing 3 The region could do well with innovation and novel entrepreneurship On a sad and gloomy day, those […]

23 Feb

Promoting Online Safety and Cyber Ethics in the Middle East

by Sarah Spendiff

On March 6-7 ictQATAR is partnering with the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to host a conference focusing on key online safety issues affecting the Middle East region. Here their CEO speaks out on why these events are important. Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute How do we harness the extraordinary potential of the […]

21 Feb

Einstein of his Day to Speak at QITCOM

by Denise Mc Manus

If there is a speaker that you should see in your lifetime, Dr. Michio Kaku would be it.  The theoretical physicist, best-selling author, radio and television presenter, and ‘popularizer’ of science will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming QITCOM 2012 conference in Doha, Qatar on March 5-7. Kaku was born in San Jose, California […]

15 Feb

Google Making It Simple?

by Denise Mc Manus

For most of us terms and conditions, privacy, security and insurance documents are long, tedious and uninteresting. At the moment Google has over 60 different privacy policies but from March Google’s privacy policies are changing. What will this mean to you as a user? The good news is that Google is replacing them with one […]