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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:46 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Egypt to Soon Launch Platform Similar to Facebook to Protect State Security.

In a step aimed at protecting “state stability,” the Egyptian government announced on Monday that it started taking measures to launch a social networking platform similar to Facebook.

“Egypt has taken steps in order to set up its own social media platforms, similar to several other countries around the world,” said Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser al-Kady.

Speaking during a workshop organized by the Egyptian Justice Ministry to face and combat extremism, al-Kady explained that the protection of data and information is very important and that the Egyptian state is keen on safeguarding the personal privacy of its citizens.

“We should be able to protect data and our citizens to help achieve stability in the country,” he stressed.

According to al-Kady, a new cybercrime bill was completed to combat terrorism and to prohibit terrorists from exploiting social media platforms to recruit members. He added that the bill has been approved by the cabinet and referred to parliament for discussion.

During 2016, the Interior Ministry's Department of Computer Crimes Control was able to close 1,045 Facebook pages for “inciting violence against police and army officers, calling for [protest] marches and obstructing roads.”

MP Yehya el-Kedwany told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday there is need for the Egyptian state to control social media networks in light of the increasing level of incitement, the spread of rumors and the recruitment of terrorist members.

“We hope we will be able to prevent terrorists from reaching social networks, such as Facebook and others. This will be a great solution.”

According to 2017 statistics, 45 to 48 million Egyptians have Facebook accounts.

Source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article ... e-security

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DJKeefy wrote:
the Egyptian state is keen on safeguarding the personal privacy of its citizens.


:lol: :lol: :lol: what a joke, more like they want to invade your privacy which they can not do while your on facebook if your security settings are set right.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:37 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Exactly, all they are planning is to ban Facebook in Egypt with the pretext of giving people an alternative. What they are really doing is controlling any free source of expression for Egyptian people and replacing it with something they can monitor and control for their own ends, people would have to be stupid to believe otherwise. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:52 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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I'm sure that the government will be mindful of the provision in the constitution protecting privacy and that, if Facebook is subsequently blocked, it will be in the best interests of all, even visitors cut off from their daily dose of chatting with friends.

Everyone knows that Facebook is an American invention whose sole purpose is the undermining of the Egyptian state by evil foreign actors.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:40 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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I suppose when you put it that way then it is understandable ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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Well lets Face it, you could write a Book on ways Egypt likes to keep its population safe and in a harmonious collective.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:55 pm  |  Posted from: Cyprus
  

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DJ is correct just basically a data gathering site to control peoples lives even more, I imagine there will only be a few unwary locals join.


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