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Old Jul 28th 2016, 12:20 pm
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just came across this


If you get caught using a VPN in the UAE, you will face fines of up to $545,000


Using a VPN in the UAE is now prohibited and you could face fines of up to $545,000
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Old Jul 28th 2016, 4:54 pm
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King El. Some companies' systems will only run on VPNs...presumably the threat's there only to deter terrorists (0.0001%) and people wanting to see tits and bums (99.9999%).
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Originally Posted by mission View Post
just came across this


If you get caught using a VPN in the UAE, you will face fines of up to $545,000


Using a VPN in the UAE is now prohibited and you could face fines of up to $545,000
Anything to get the cash in
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
King El. Some companies' systems will only run on VPNs...presumably the threat's there only to deter terrorists (0.0001%) and people wanting to see tits and bums (99.9999%).
more there to ensure Du and Etisalat keep up their profit levels
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
more there to ensure Du and Etisalat keep up their profit levels
Ah, yes. The Moroccan telcos (all 2 of them, I think) have banded together and banned Skype and the like. VPNs still work, though.
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The new law states that anyone who uses a VPN or proxy server can be imprisoned and fined between Dh500,000-Dh2,000,000 ($136,000-$545,000, £415,000, €495,000) if they are found to use VPNs fraudently.

Previously, the law was restricted to prosecuting people who used VPNs as part of an internet crime, but UK-based VPN and privacy advocate Private Internet Access says that the law has now changed to enable police in the UAE to go after anyone who uses VPNs to access blocked services, which is considered to be fraudulent use of an IP address.
So everybody using Whatsapp, or Chrome broswer on their Android phone, is now breaking the law and liable to a minimum fine of 500,000 AED.

Will Du just add this to my bill unannounced like they seem to do with various other random charges.?
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How do i bash the bishop then?
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Originally Posted by Kakawax View Post
So everybody using Whatsapp, or Chrome broswer on their Android phone, is now breaking the law and liable to a minimum fine of 500,000 AED.

Will Du just add this to my bill unannounced like they seem to do with various other random charges.?
no whatsapp is ok, just not the voice function
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Yes I heard some UAE ministries use Whatsapp for customers to contact them.

Well, that's it then.. I'm just going to have to go to the pub now to watch the football instead
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Originally Posted by Kakawax View Post
Yes I heard some UAE ministries use Whatsapp for customers to contact them.

Well, that's it then.. I'm just going to have to go to the pub now to watch the football instead
I hope that's not haram football.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
I hope that's not haram football.
Only if it goes in yanni
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According to the original Wam announcement (with my highlighting):

"Sheikh Khalifa also issued Federal Law No. 12/2016 amending Federal Law No. 5/2012 on combating information technology crimes.
Article 1 provides for replacing the text of Article 9 of Federal Law No. 9/2012 as follows:
Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than Dh500,000 and not exceeding Dh2,000,000, or either of these two penalties."

This implies it is only an offence to use a VPN to commit a criminal act. Now I'm not a lawyer, but is it a crime in the UAE to, for instance, watch the BBC online (for which one needs a VPN)? The ibtimes (original link) appear not to have actually read their own link to this announcement, because what they say does not appear to be accurate. Any telco lawyers here?
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Oh crap..I'm visiting for a month this November, I was hoping to still be able to place a few bets using my Paddy Power account.
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Oh crap..I'm visiting for a month this November, I was hoping to still be able to place a few bets using my Paddy Power account.
carry on and do not worry about it....VPN and gambling lol (only joking)
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