OK, now my question here is.. what would be seen as a cyber crime by the Haia, if it is anything like how rules and regulations are made up on the spot in the streets.. will this inevitably be a way to control things that they should not be controlling online? Will the cyber policing just stick to 'porn' or will more areas such as the blogosphere be policed now?
Haia set to put up unit for cyber crimes
By ARAB NEWS
Published: Aug 14, 2010 00:31 Updated: Aug 14, 2010 00:31
RIYADH: The General Presidency of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is currently trying to set up a unit for cyber crimes at its headquarters.
The unit will track down any attempt to blackmail women on the Internet, a source from the Haia said on Thursday.
As a temporary arrangement the presidency has set up a committee to investigate cyber crimes at one of its offices in Riyadh. With the collaboration of some other departments, the committee has closed down many sites.
Even after that the committee has monitored some groups running sites that supply porn. Those who ran such sites have been arrested and punished for violating cyber regulations.
Aug 14, 2010