• Oct 6, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible

Qatar is still blocking popular Voice over IP (VoIP) apps such as Skype, Facetime, Duo, Viber, and WhatsApp. In September, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on Skype and WhatsApp. The VoIP issues were first reported on WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, Facetime, and Skype months ago by Qatari internet users. Qatar only has two internet service providers … Continue reading “Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible”

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Use a VPN to bypass the VoIP ban in the UAE and you could get fined up to $544k

The vast number of United Arab Emirates (UAE) residents that use a VPN to bypass the VoIP ban could soon be in incredibly hot water. The VoIP ban means that the phone calling features in popular apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, and SnapChat are inaccessible from within the UAE when using a UAE IP address. … Continue reading “Use a VPN to bypass the VoIP ban in the UAE and you could get fined up to $544k”

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