StumbleUpon blocked by UAE largest ISP Etisalat

6 Jul, 2008

StumbleUpon the social media web site was reported on a blog post being blocked by the largest ISP and telecom company in UAE, Etisalat

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The blog post is found here. StumbleUpon that has currnelty 5,483,186  members is owned by eBay, is a user generated reviewing and rating of websites, where people can share them with their friends and all other members. It is a great way to discover websites based on anyone’s interests, where Stumbling (finding) website can be filtered to certain tags. Stumbling and other features can be accessed through StumbleUpon browser toolbar and its web site. You can find my StumbleUpon profile here While the StumbleUpon is blocked to Etisalat customers, those connecting through rival operator du are still able to access the site. The site joins other social networking services which are banned by Etisalat, including micro-blogging service Twitter, social networking site Orkut owned by google, and photo sharing site Flickr owned by Yahoo! Sites can be blocked in the UAE for ‘inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates’, according to Telecom Regulation Authority (TRA) rules. These rules can be enforced if a deal between Etisalat and StumbleUpon is made, where StumbleUpon would not show content violating to TRA rules to any UAE resident. Etisalat is an Arabic word that means communications.

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  1. Josh  |  January 25th, 2009 at 2:56 PM #

    If u have seen the racist comments and websites that attacks the UAE in Stumbleupon you would understand their decision.

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