Azerbaijan Puts Skype in Its Sights
They've already done battle with Facebook. And now Azerbaijani officials have identified yet another online "wascally wascal" -- Internet-based telephone network Skype.
"This system creates a definite risk to the electronic security of many countries, and Azerbaijan is not an exception," Communications and Information Technology Minister Ali Abbasov asserted on May 3. (Blackberries, however, get the all-clear.)
Taking e-security matters in hand, Azerbaijan plans to update its criminal code with some thoughts on "cyber crimes." The amendments are "expected to be adopted in the near future," according to one security official.
What exactly those crimes will entail is not clear, but, already, steps are being taken to address the needs of the most frequent of Facebook and Skype users -- youth.
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