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Israel prohibits anonymous online political content ahead of April election; General attorney to charge Netanyahu, Israeli media reports

CTech 14:4328.02.19

Israel prohibits anonymous online political content ahead of April election. A new decree requires online content paid for or solicited by Israeli political parties and candidates to be identified as such. Read more


General attorney to charge Netanyahu, Israeli media reports. Avichai Mandelblit is set to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three cases Thursday, according to news reports. Read more


Wikimedia is so sorry for taking historical photos from Israeli archives without permission. Apologizing for previous quarrels with Israeli archivists, Wikimedia announced it will be collaborating with the local archives to expand the selection of copyright-free historical materials publically available online. Read more
ArmorMe's backpacks. Photo: ArmorMe ArmorMe's backpacks. Photo: ArmorMe
This company markets bulletproof backpacks and will donate proceeds to school safety activists. Israeli company ArmorMe has developed a normal-looking backpack with not-so-normal capabilities: it comes with one or two kevlar panels, making it bulletproof on one or two sides. Read more


India strike used Israeli-made weapons, report says. The Indian Air Force fired multiple missiles utilizing Israeli-made Spice-2000 guidance kits, Indian news outlet The Print reported. Read more


Itamar Medical starts trading ADS on Nasdaq. The Tel Aviv-listed medical diagnosis company received SEC approval for listing its ADS on the American exchange. Read more


Genetic crop design company Evogene sets up agricultural biology subsidiary. LaVie Bio will focus on the fields of food quality and agricultural sustainability and productivity, through the introduction of microbiome-based biological products. Read more


Thai 7-Eleven operator looking for tech in Tel Aviv. CP All, which operates around 12,000 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, is looking for new technologies in the domains of retail, automotive, and telemedicine. Read more


Cybersecurity startup Morphisec appoints new VP of business development. Prior to joining Morphisec, Andrew Homer served as director of business development at Massachusetts-based RSA Security, a Dell subsidiary. Read more


Low-cost airlines EasyJet and RyanAir launching new Israel-France routes. EasyJet will be offering three weekly flights to Nantes, and Ryanair will be offering three weekly flights to Marseille. Read more




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