The service had been banned because it failed to “comply with regulations”, an official told local news services.It threatened that any other app that fails to comply with those regulations will also be banned.
I should have put the phone down but I just wanted to see if she was going to have anything to say that I could understand – honest!
Anyway the moral of this little discourse it to just be careful as to what you keep on your Phone if you are likely to be in a situation where you may be checked for other problems.
Especially if you are a young woman in Saudi from a country which is often victimized by the Saudi males and seen as fair game!
Saudi Arabia, which had already blocked features of most chat apps, has moved to block Facebook Messenger.
Living in Saudi Arabia can be quite boring at times, especially if you are single or separate from family and friends.
The temptation to chat with the opposite sex via your phone or your computer can be very tempting, after all in most countries it is fairly common place.However in Saudi Arabia you have to take just that little extra care with what you share; especially in the form of images in this very strict Islamic state.In the news this week there is a case of a Saudi Man who supposedly managed to get hundreds of Saudi women to send him revealing photographs via their mobiles and then proceeded to blackmail them!Internet calling over Whats App and Viber were already blocked.Similar apps including Tango and Line are still available in the country.There are many bored people in Saudi that use the Phones as a form of release, I would usually get at least one random call each week.