Posts tagged “Oman”
Source :T. Ramachandran, The Hindu
Restrictions on access to Internet content through government action or court rulings in India seem to have affected not only netizens of the country but also those in faraway Oman.
OpenNet Initiative research has documented that web filtering applied by India-based ISPs is also filtering content for customers of an ISP in Oman. This “upstream filtering” is restricting access to news sites, political blogs and file sharing sites for customer’s of Omantel, who have limited opportunities for recourse. Combined with the significant filtering implemented by Omantel itself, this essentially puts users in Oman behind multiple layers of national-level filtering.
Source: Sunil K. Vaidya, Gulf News
Omani activists vocal during protests in Oman last year and subsequently demanding release of protesters held in prison are now faced with the problem of online hacking.