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It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

14 Aug, '1013 Comments

Hate to say that I told you so, but indications are now heating up to target any secure platform with demands of open access by the so called security services: As Research In Motion faces an increasingly public dispute with several countries over the ability to monitor communication on its BlackBerry devices, virtually all other […]

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The Blackberry Ban

The Blackberry Ban

6 Aug, '1025 Comments

Bahrain started it. UAE happily followed, and of course Saudi rushes headlong into the gap and slaps an apparent full ban on the Blackberry services. Now, one country after another is announcing or at least mulling how they too can find an excuse to apply their band on a service that has revolutionised how people […]

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WTF? YouTube banned in Turkey?

WTF? YouTube banned in Turkey?

22 May, '104 Comments

And it appears that it has been blocked since March 2007 due to: A court in Istanbul has issued an order denying access to the video-sharing website YouTube. The state owned Turk Telecom implemented the ban today after an escalating dispute between Greek and Turkish users of the site. The court order was issued yesterday […]

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Blocking sites gains momentum

Blocking sites gains momentum

21 May, '106 Comments

and Pakistan (as well as Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iran I suspect) are going frantic over blocking websites they find… uh… offensive to their delicate sensibilities: “Before shutting down (YouTube), we did try just to block particular URLs or links, and access to 450 links on the Internet were stopped, but the blasphemous content […]

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Bahrain shuts down Al-Jazeera

Bahrain shuts down Al-Jazeera

19 May, '105 Comments

Bahrain on Tuesday evening said that it had temporarily shut down the office of Al Jazeera television station for “violating professional conventions.” “The Ministry of Culture and Information has made the decision to freeze the activities of Al Jazeera Satellite Channel office in Bahrain

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