Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia's government, after banning Viber
within the kingdom, is poised to prohibit at least two other such communication apps
: Skype and WhatsApp. Says the article: "Conventional international calls and texts are a lucrative earner for telecom operators in Saudi Arabia, which hosts around nine million expatriates. These foreign workers are increasingly using Internet-based applications such as Viber to communicate with relatives in other countries, analysts say." With fewer legal options, a wide-scale Internet censorship regime
would be easier to implement, too.