Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Saudi Authorities Threatens Banning 'Skype'
Encrypted massaging services like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp could be blocked in Saudi Arabia by Telecommunication Regulars, as reported. Saudi newspapers have reported that companies behind these applications have givenone week to respond. No explaination has been given as to why this demand has been made. A saudi blogger says that Saudi telecom companies may be tempted to go along with the request from the regulator, even though it will upset their customers. The exposion in social media networks has had a big impact in Saudi Arabia, which has the highest take-up of Twitter in the world.