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  • South African mobile company investigated for aiding Iran

    June 5, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    South African police are investigating allegations of corruption and aiding Iran against the country’s largest mobile supplier, MTN.

    The company is suspected of aiding the Iranian authorities with eavesdropping on political activists. It also is accused of promising defense...

  • Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

    “Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

    “It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

    More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

  • A Moveable (Kosher) Feast

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    You've just spent the morning shooting a television commercial on location, and you're famished. The rest of the cast and crew are chowing down on hamburgers, but you adhere to the Jewish dietary laws. Will you have to go hungry?

    Not to worry. Now Mohammed brings the mountain to...