Saudis to surf Internet by year-end
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 18:13:47 +1000
At 17:03 13/08/98 +1100, you wrote:
>And you thought we had it tough here in Australia!.
>DUBAI, (Reuters) - Saudis should finally be able to get local access to the
>Internet by year's end now that the authorities have put in place
>"firewalls" barring access to sites they deem offensive.
These will be about as effective as the ones tried in Singapore, and soon
after abandoned. Replaced by a team on the look out for "bad" sites.... or
to accept telephone complaints. About 30 sites banned isn't it in
Singapore? And most of them out of date and mirrored elsewhere. Why do they
bother and waste time and money? At the same time as reducing the
efficiency of their Internet services for everyone. To be seen to be doing
something no doubt... to appease the censorious types. This is basically
what the Singapore Broadcasting people who monitor the Web admitted.