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  • Resurgent Taliban bans music-playing cellphones in areas of Pakistan

    Resurgent Taliban bans music-playing cellphones in areas of Pakistan

    Guess there’s no VibeTonez in certain parts of Pakistan. A recent crackdown by the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal regions means that, among other things, men must grow traditional Islamic beards and music must not be played in vehicles or on cellphones. While I’m no moral or cultural relativist, at least people living in the affected areas won’t have to put up with the new… Read More

  • Taliban making good on promise to take down cell towers

    Taliban making good on promise to take down cell towers

    In the last month, the Taliban in Afghanistan have been targeting cell phone towers. Around 10 towers have been attacked causing nearly $2 million in damage. Service providers have been forced to shut down service across southern Afghanistan at night. This has angered hundreds of thousands of customers who have no other telephones. The Taliban is attacking certain towers because it believes that… Read More