What are you thinking?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

Dubai Police has been cracking down on social media accounts for quite some time. The reasons provided by the authorities are varied, from online harassing and blackmailing to defamation. During the course of this year, Dubai police has shut down a total of 15 Twitter and Facebook accounts so far. These accounts were reported to the respective social networks who then had them removed.


The problem with this kind of action is that it not always clear why the police is taking action. Authorities may do so for purely political or religious reasons and this may directly affect the freedom of speech online.

According to head of Electronic Crime Division in Dubai, “One major case involved hackers who broke into girls’ accounts and emails and downloaded their pictures. They then used them to blackmail them for money or sexual favours.”

Whereas cracking down for such reasons is definitely desirable, it is not so in many other cases. It has been revealed in the past that Dubai police monitors social media to keep tabs on any such activity which may be contrary to the wishes or likeness of the present regime. And if they find any such activity online, the involved users are punished.

When this was first known, Dubai police tried to play ignorant and stated, “We are not concerned with people’s private lives and we do not routinely monitor people’s accounts. We respect people’s freedoms.” But later, a Twitter user was arrested simply because he criticized some unjust practices by the country’s security forces. Dubai Chief of Police has personally been involved in silencing a number of critics.

Source: The National

Courtesy: The Next Web

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Google Chrome Becomes The World’s Most Used Browser

Samsung Galaxy Note And Galaxy Y Olympic Games Editions Announced By O2
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On May 21, 2012(2 years, 6 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

This tutorial is about showing you how to turn off location in Facebook of your Android devices.
My tutorial is for those who wants to delete those history partially or fully or to disable those if they want.
This tutorial will show you how to stop those videos in your Android mobile not to play automatically.
This tutorial will help you to Disable Auto-Update Of Android Apps in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial will help you to clear search history from your Google Play Store in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial is about restoring your deleted WhatsApp chat history in Android for at most 7 days data.
Today I am going to show you how to save places in Android Google Maps and then retrieving those places in Google Maps from any devices.
Do you know that you can turn a shoe box into a phone projector? Don't believe this? See for yourself inside.
Apple has published a new guide detailing how Android users will be able to switch their contents from Android to iPhone.
The trick will let you to check your Facebook messages in the original app without downloading Messenger and it works with both iPhone or Android phone.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook