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Anonymous lists sites blocked in the UAE

another random user (2645241) writes | about 2 years ago

Censorship 3

another random user (2645241) writes "A group of Anonymous-affiliated hackers claims to have gained access to the servers in charge of filtering Internet traffic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the hackers, they have identified a number of domain categories that are currently being blocked.

These include websites that host adult content, VPN providers and any other site that could help users bypass censorship mechanisms, social media networks and dating sites, and ones that promote other religious views than Islam.

The most “shocking” discovery, as described by the hackers, is the fact that many websites that offer Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services are also on the list.

“A large part of UAE’s population is made of migrant workers and the telecom industry made a lot of profit by overcharging them for international phone calls. But with the raise of VOIP and internet communication they were afraid that this would take away their profits and thus went ahead to block VOIP,” they explained."

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Interesting (1)

Hyperhaplo (575219) | about 2 years ago | (#40564657)

Makes me wonder what sites are being actively blocked by other counties around the world

No problem with Skype though (1)

Orga (1720130) | about 2 years ago | (#40565367)

A little exaggeration of the problem I think.

what's an ALOTT? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40565737)

"There were ALOTT of pornographic, sexual related (even Sex ED!!)."

If it is good porn please share.

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