MobileMe blocked in Saudi Arabia

No official announcement has been made as to why the site is unavailable

Tags: Apple IncorporatedCITC (www.citc.gov.sa)Saudi Arabia
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MobileMe blocked in Saudi Arabia Apple's MobileMe service has apparently been blocked in Saudi Arabia.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  January 4, 2011

Apple's MobileMe service has apparently been blocked in Saudi Arabia, with users who try to gain access to the service reporting that instead they receive a message that the page is unavailable.

Many Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users use the cloud-based site to access and manage their email, contacts, calendar, photos, and files on the web. MobileMe also allows users to sync their information across all their Apple devices.

Hundreds of Twitter users were up in arms at the news of the site being blocked with many proclaiming their annoyance. One Tweeter said "blocked! Are you kidding me?!"

There has been no official word yet from Saudi Arabian regulators as to why the site has been blocked.

In August Saudi Arabian mobile providers began suspending BlackBerry messaging services after the government raised fears over security issues. The ban was removed after negotiations between Research in Motion and the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

Saudi Arabia had complained that encrypted security used by RIM for the BlackBerry network prevented it from monitoring communications channels that could be used by groups who may want to threaten national security.

Update: As of Wednesday, the MobileMe site has now been unblocked in Saudi Arabia and is available to all subscribers. Authorities could not be reached for comment as to why the site was blocked earlier.

2411 days ago
Raj

Another "Block" in the long list of blocks...

2412 days ago
Longtimer

Does anybody know why Android Market is blocked in UAE?

2412 days ago
Bob Edited by ITP.net

Communication and Information Technology Commission hires the biggest morons who have no clue of technology but instead usually end up screwing up peoples lives with their stupidity.

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