Tag: internet censorhip

How and Why Governments Control Information

Controlling the flow of information has become a priority for many governments around the world in the age of digital communication. Just look at the recent events in Egypt which serve as an example of how digital information is parsed out in a crisis. It is important to understand how governments seek to control information,…




Egypt is a Strong Argument for a VPN Account

The recent political turmoil in Egypt has been a hot topic in recent days as tensions escalated during the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. As you consider the implications of events like these around the world, you should realize that the events in Egypt are a strong argument for using a VPN. Internet freedom is…




The Top Five Reasons to use a VPN

If you’re thinking about using a VPN account for your web browsing, chances are it’s because of a specific reason.  Even so, there may be some people who have heard about VPN’s but really don’t understand the primary benefits of using one. We’ve put together a list of the top five reasons you should start…




Bahrain Internet & how to Bypass Internet Restrictions in Bahrain with a VPN

Bahrain boasts one of the most long-standing ISP’s in the Arab Region, having begun making the Internet available in 1995. This should come as no surprise given the fact that Bahrain supports strategic military bases for many countries including the United States and the United Kingdom. About 55% of Bahrain’s population uses the Internet regularly,…




KSA Internet & how to Bypass Internet Restrictions in Saudi Arabia with a VPN

Saudi Arabia, also known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or KSA, has a significant Internet presence, and it is one of the few Arab regions to allow more than one government-owned ISP to provide Internet service. Even though there are several companies licensed to offer Internet service in the KSA, only a few have…




Qatar Internet & how to Bypass Internet Restrictions with a VPN

Qatar is one of the most highly-connected areas of the Arab region when it comes to the Internet, with roughly 86% penetration throughout the country. Despite the widespread use of Internet service, however, the Qatar government heavily monitors Internet activity and engages in blocking websites that are considered a threat to the Qatar telecom industry…




Skype & Viber Could Get Blocked in Bahrain Soon

Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to consider blocking Skype and other communications services like Viber and Whatsapp. Several other countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia and Oman, have already blocked some of these applications, citing security concerns and a loss of telecom revenue as their primary reasons for taking action. The blocking of…




Viber Banned in Saudi Arabia! Are Whatsapp & Skype Next?

The banning of Viber by Saudi Arabia is just the latest in an ongoing attempt by countries in the region to limit or block the usage of communication applications. The UAE only recently lifted a ban on Skype, and that service is still blocked in Oman. The Saudi regulator of telecom services contends that Viber…




Beijing seeking to hire internet censors

Source June 17 2009 FT The city of Beijing is planning to hire thousands of internet censors in a fresh sign of the authorities’ attempts to tighten their grip on cyberspace. The city will seek to employ at least 10,000 “internet volunteers” before the end of this year to monitor “harmful” websites and content, said…




Egypt to Block Adult Sites

Censorship of the internet is a forgotten fear within every internet users mind. They may rarely think of it, but the second you mention it, wheels of panic begin to turn. Censorship of the internet? Isn’t that illegal? Not according to the Administrative Court in Cairo. A recent ruling has been issued banning pornographic websites from being viewed in Egypt entirely. The…