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Internet users in the Arab world expected to rise to 226 million by 2018
After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey’s government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country – and how Turks react to it.
Priced high to begin with, Line shares shot up even further in value in its first day of trading. The chat app’s emojis have made it a hit in Asia, and investors seem confident that it’s success will spread.
Brazil’s top court has frozen millions of dollars in WhatsApp’s funds. The company is accused of obstructing a federal investigation related to drug trafficking.
With little support from his government or people, one Indian activist is challenging the popular messaging app’s use of encryption. Though the Supreme Court just dismissed his case, he is determined to push on.
The service is operating normally and the NTRA did not notify us about cutting the service, says Hegazy
Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt
Internet use is high in Iran, partly because many young Iranians turn to it to bypass an official ban on Western cultural products, and Tehran occasionally filters popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Deloitte’s annual technology predictions report published shows that in the UK at least one of the world’s most mature mobile markets the number of text messages sent over the course of 2013 fell by some 7 billion to 145 billion messages.
The Kingdom stated that in fact, the California-based application refused to comply with the regulator’s request, which led to the suspension of the application.
WhatsApp, Viper, Blackberry, and new forms of test fraud keeping pace with advancements in technology
“NTRA has been formed to oversee these mobile applications and will decide whether to ban, allow free usage or restrict them somehow,”
Phone targets lower income users in developing markets such as the Middle East and Africa
Telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia request restrictions out of fear the free mobile applications could put pressure on available bandwidth