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Saudi Clerics Renew Fatwa Against Pokemon GO

Saudi Clerics Renew Fatwa Against Pokemon GO

Some people playing Pokemon GO today are probably too young to remember that Saudi clerics declared a fatwa, or Islamic religious ban, on Pokemon back in 2001. Unluckily for them, the resurgence of the augmented-reality version of the game has clerics renewing the ban to remind everyone that the pious…

The Insurgent Bloggers Of Iran

The Insurgent Bloggers Of Iran

Iran has long stymied political dissent by shuttering newspapers and intimidating journalists, so effectively applying the same methods of control to the Internet and Iranian blogs should be a piece of cake, right? Right?