Communications and Information Technology Commission (Saudi Arabia)

Communications And Information Technology Commission (Saudi Arabia)

Communications and Information Technology Commission (Saudi Arabia)

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Communications and Information Technology Commission, CITC (, Hai'at al-Itisalat wa Taqniat al-Ma`lumat) is the Saudi communications authority. It was first established under the name of Saudi Communications Commission in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers. The name was changed after the Commission was assigned new tasks related to information technology. Since October 2006, CITC has been handling the DNS structure and filtering in Saudi Arabia in the place of KACST .

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Access to Megaupload has been intermittently blocked by the internet authorities in Saudi Arabia. This information is current as of May 23, 2010. Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission is responsible for regulating the internet and for hosting a firewall which blocks access to thousands of websites, mainly due to sexual and political content. Megavideo has also been blocked in the United Arab Emirates due to pornographic content being accessible through the service.

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