Arab Today, arab today saudi arabia prepares app ban
Last Updated : GMT 05:27:23
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

STC demands censorship

Saudi Arabia prepares app ban

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia prepares app ban

Skype, Viber, WhatsApp face bans
Riyadh - Arabstoday

Skype, Viber, WhatsApp face bans Riyadh - Arabstoday Internet messenger applications such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp face being banned in Saudi Arabia if operators fail to allow authorities in the kingdom to censor them, industry sources said. Local telecommunication providers have been told to ask the operators of the services to furnish means of control, an official at the kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission said, requesting anonymity. Another source at telecom operator Saudi Telecommunications Co (STC) said the commission gave service providers one week ending on Saturday to respond, warning it would "take measures to ban them" if they failed to comply. An industry source said telecom operators were behind the move, accusing the STC, along with Mobily and Zain, of asking the commission to impose censorship due to the "damage" caused by the free-of-charge applications. In the neighbouring United Arab Emirates (UAE), most Skype applications and Viber are blocked but WhatsApp messenger remains accessible. The two countries in 2010 threatened to ban BlackBerry instant messaging and demanded installing local servers to censor the service. The services remain uninterrupted but it was not clear how far the RIM Canadian maker did comply.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today saudi arabia prepares app ban Arab Today, arab today saudi arabia prepares app ban

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today saudi arabia prepares app ban Arab Today, arab today saudi arabia prepares app ban

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 09:20 2017 Thursday ,04 May

Facebook profit jumps as user base nears 2bn

GMT 11:51 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Twitter, Bloomberg team up

GMT 09:52 2017 Saturday ,29 April

Umma Party Interviews President Al-Bashir

GMT 12:46 2017 Friday ,28 April

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem

GMT 09:59 2017 Tuesday ,25 April

A chaotic discovery of power

GMT 06:36 2017 Monday ,24 April

Umma Party Interviews President Al-Bashir

GMT 15:05 2017 Sunday ,23 April

Iraqi channel ends contract with TV host
View News in Arabic - Media: وسائل الإعلام أخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday