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TECH 15 Jul 2019 | 9:27 AM

Chad lifts ban on social media usage after more than a year

Chad lifted a more than a year-long ban on social media including Facebook and Twitter that the government said had been necessary for security reasons.

TECH 30 Apr 2019 | 7:30 AM

Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media, security remains tight

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombing.

TECH 25 Apr 2019 | 8:57 AM

Bytedance gets reprieve as Indian court lifts ban on TikTok app

Bytedance Ltd, the world’s most valuable startup, has been allowed by a court in India to restore access of its popular TikTok video-sharing app to users in one of the Chinese company’s most promising markets.

TECH 25 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

Egypt's top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, which have faced fierce opposition from traditional taxi drivers, a judicial source and lawyer said.

TECH 28 Dec 2018 | 10:30 AM

Indonesia lifts ban on Tumblr following concession to block porn from its platform

Indonesians can once again access Tumblr, after Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) banned it for nine months due to the pornographic content on its platform.

TECH 10 Aug 2018 | 6:30 AM

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said, after a heated debate over the 'Wolfenstein' franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces.

TECH 07 Nov 2016 | 10:04 AM

Morocco lifts ban on mobile Internet voice calls

Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile Internet connections, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year.

TECH 19 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after launch of own version

Pakistan said on Jan 18 it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the government to remove material it considers offensive.