Saudi orders telcos to ensure Skype, Whatsapp meet local laws

A page from the Skype website is seen in SingaporeRIYADH (Reuters) – Some Internet-based communication tools such as Skype and Whatsapp flout Saudi Arabia's telecom laws, the regulator said on Sunday, instructing telecom operators to quickly ensure these services comply. The announcement from the kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) follows local newspaper reports last week that claimed the government had asked telecom companies to look at ways to monitor or block these services. …



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