Bahrain to consider restrictions on internet telephony services
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Bahrain to consider restrictions on internet telephony services

Bahrain to consider restrictions on internet telephony services

Bahraini communications minister has said the kingdom is to study whether to restrict internet-based telecom services, although no final decision was imminent, Reuters has reported. The decision to study the use of VoIP was motivated by a variety of risks posed by the technology, Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed al-Khalifa, told the news service. "There are examples of VoIP technology being used for pornography, which naturally clashes with our values in the kingdom," said Sheikh Fawaz. "We also would not want technology being used to subvert state security, or be used in fraudulent enterprises like phishing and identity theft," he said.

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