Saudi Arabia is close to reaching an agreement with the operators of Whatsapp,
Viber and Skype in order to be able to monitor communications through these
platforms, according to a report on the Al Arabiya website on Tuesday. However,
if no deal is reached, Saudi Arabia may move to block the programs.
Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) requested that
the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) find a way for the government to
monitor these communication programs, according to a source quoted by Al