UAE Bans Facebook, MySpace

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UAE Bans Facebook, MySpace

Postby snwmark » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:24 pm

ARABIAN BUSINESS -- Feb 21 -- Facebook and MySpace will be banned in
the UAE. The new regulations regarding access to the internet currently
being considered by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
will also apply to Dubai\'s Media Free Zone, which presently has
unrestricted internet access. Last July, the TRA said it had no plans
to ban Facebook, but also said websites that offended morals, ethics
and values would be targeted. Facebook is the second most popular
website in the Emirates and has more than 64 million active users
worldwide.

Mark Brooks: The Dubai Internet City and Media City were excluded from
such filtering in the past. Many dating sites are also blocked.



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