Middle East has a big problem: It loves tech but can’t stop blocking it

ZDNet | Jun 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  • It’s easy to take for granted the online freedoms that users in many Western countries view as normal.
  • Research from Northwestern University in Qatar, published in 2017, charted a rising concern among Arab internet users about governments and companies monitoring their online activity.
  • All the trends suggest that concerns about freedom of expression, increased government monitoring, continued restricted access to certain content types, and a clamping down on people breaking cybercrime laws, are set to continue.