Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Syria Bans the iPhone

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This is bad news for freedom in Syria … (but maybe good news for Syrians who enjoying eating in a restaurant without a phone conversation going on in the background.)

The internet, social networking and in particular smartphones have caused many problems for regimes around the world.  Twitter and Facebook were widely used in the Egyptian uprising earlier in the year, Saudi Arabia has had many an argument with Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) about being unable to access data for security reasons and the Blackberry Messenger service was widely blamed for this summer’s riots in London and across the UK.