Riyadh-Abdul Aziz
    Riyadh  Abdul Aziz


    Riyadh Abdul Aziz is a blogger interested in the relationship between the web and society who works as a legal researcher for the government of Oman. He is interested in technology, intellectual property, and law. You can e-mail Riyadh at riyadh.aziz@apexmedia.co.om

Regulating social media influencers
    November 11, 2018

The use of social media influencers for marketing campaigns is now a common practice in Oman by small and large businesses alike, and it is now more necessary than ever for the activities of these social media influencers to have some guidelines.

The Risk of Blocking VoIP
    October 14, 2018

The restrictions that Omani ISPs impose on accessing VoIP services, such as WhatsApp calls and Skype, push users in Oman to seek unsafe tools to bypass the censorship that blocks these apps. Some of these circumvention tools might expose the personal data of Omani users to online criminals, hackers, and identity thieves.

The Open Omani Audio Library
    October 1, 2018

The Ministry of Heritage and Culture has recently launched a digital audio library of traditional Omani folk music on SoundCloud which allows members of the public to download and reuse Omani music free of charge.

National Open Data Symposium
    September 16, 2018

The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has announced an upcoming National Open Data Symposium that will be held at the beginning of next month. This event is another indication that the Omani government is taking open data seriously, but more has to be done to encourage ministries to make their data freely available on the Internet in a useful manner.

Nobody needs Arabic domain names
    August 26, 2018

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has been offering Arabic language domain names since 2012, but luckily, it does not seem that anyone in Oman has made the mistake of actually using one.