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Viber VPN: using in the Middle East

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Today we decided to discuss the most popular questions about using VPN for Viber in the Middle East.

Why use VPN for Viber in the Middle East?

Popular worldwide messenger Viber is blocked in the Middle East: in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and others places.

It is blocked like many others VoIP services. Viber is not available if you are trying to use it from UAE IP address (or other country where it is blocked)

VPN helps to mask your real IP address and so get access to your favorite services.

What is VPN for Viber?

VPN is a virtual private network. This is secure encrypted tunnel between your device and vpn server. VPN hides your IP Address making your anonymous and safe in the global network.

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How to use VPN for Viber?

VPN is simple in use. You can setup vpn connection on your iOS or Android device.

How to use Viber VPN in Android

To make a new vpn connection on your device with Android OS you need to follow the next instructions.

To create new vpn tunnel

    1. Click Settings icon

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    1. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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    1. Tap Add VPN Networkhow to setup VPN in android
    2. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.how to setup VPN in android
    3. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
      Save it and tap Connect

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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

Source: http://sahrzad.net/vpnsetupandroid.php

How to use VPN for Viber in iOS

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2.  Click Add VPN Configuration

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3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail

Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

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Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

When your vpn connection is established you can use Viber from any country.

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American Expatriates in the Middle East

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Why Americans move to the Middle East?

Low taxes?

cheaper cost of living ?

“A Western expat in Saudi Arabia is paid on average six per cent more than an Arab expat and almost 30 per cent more than an Asian one. Westerners sit top of the tree in all Gulf countries, while Asian expats are the lowest paid across the region.”

Today there are more than 100,000 American expats living and working in the Gulf Countries. American workers are at a premium at this job market. The economic climate is perfect for young professionals who want to see the world and make enough money to pay back student loan debts.

Where do American Expats live in the Middle East?

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The most popular destination is Israel with about 80,000 of expats.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE are also very popular destinations.

What do expats do in the Middle East?

83% of American expats work in the private sector (most in the energy industry)

The most popular job for expats include: accountant, manager, engineer, executive, coordinator, and civil engineer.

98% of expats in Saudi Arabia claim to have more disposable income than they did working in their country of origin.

92% of expats in Qatar say they have more money left over at the end of the month than they did working in their home country.

94% of expats in the UAE say they pay less in taxes than they did in their country of origin.

And of course, mostly all of them are missing their native America.

Hulu, Netflix and others favorite things are not available in the Middle East.

The only reasonable solution is using VPN for Expats!

It lets to access blocked sites and services and feel like at home!

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Adult sites in Saudi Arabia

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Lots of Internet users from Middle East and Saudi Arabia are looking for adult websites that are available in Saudi Arabia.

Is any porn site not blocked in Saudi Arabia?

It is sad to say but all adult content is blocked in Saudi Arabia on country’s level due to religious and moral principles.

Internet restrictions  are very strict in KSA.

That means that you cannot access porn sites with your general Saudi IP address.
On one hand this is very disappointing for many people but on the other hand you can avoid all Internet limits easily!

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Sahrzad offers secure and reliable service that helps to open any blocked site in Saudi Arabia.
Sahrzad is:

  • Safe
  • secure
  • legal
  • 100% anonymous
  • open any blocked website

Learn more about Sahrzad service!

To access any restricted website you need only 3 simple steps:

  1. Get VPN Account
  2. Setup VPN connection on your device – this is very easy and fast
  3. Enjoy your Internet freedom and security!

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Anti-Cyber Crime Law is not new. It works in Kingdom  since 26 March 2007.

Let’s consider the types of violations people can do without even knowing that.

Here is the original Anti-Cyber Crime Law on Saudi Arabia government website. http://www.citc.gov.sa/English/RulesandSystems/CITCSyste/Documents/LA_004_%20E_%20Anti-Cyber%20Crime%20Law.pdf

The main goals of this law is really clear:

  1. Enhancement of information security.
  2. Protection of rights pertaining to the legitimate use of computers and information networks.
  3. Protection of public Interest, morals, and common values.
  4. Protection of national economy.

For the next cyber crimes person can expect such punishment as imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine not exceeding live hundred thousand riyals:

  1. Spying on, interception or reception of data transmitted through an information network or a computer without legitimate authorization.
  2. Unlawful access to computers with the intention to threaten or blackmail any person to compel him to take or refrain from taking an action, be it lawful or unlawful.
  3. Unlawful access to a web site, or hacking a web site with the intention to change its design, destroy or modify it, or occupy its URL.
  4. Invasion of privacy through the misuse of camera-equipped mobile phones and the like.
  5. Defamation and infliction of damage upon others through the use of various information technology devices.

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The following crimes are punished by Imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding two million :

  1. Acquisition of movable property or bonds for oneself or others or signing such bonds through fraud or use of false name or identity.
  2. Illegally accessing bank or credit data, or data pertaining to ownership of securities with the intention of obtaining data, information, funds or services offered.

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Some of the next violations will lead to imprisonment for a period not exceeding four years and a fine not exceeding three million riyals or to either punishment:

  1. Unlawful access to computers with the intention to delete, erase, destroy, leak, damage, alter or redistribute private data
  2. Causing the information network to halt or breakdown, or destroying, deleting, leaking or altering existing or stored programs or data.
  3. Obstruction of access to, distortion, and causing the breakdown of services by any means.

The most important part for usual Internet users!

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  1. Production, preparation, transmission, or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers.
  2. The construction or publicizing of a website on the information network or computer to promote or facilitate human trafficking.
  3. The preparation, publication, and promotion of material for pornographic or gambling sites which violates public morals.

Can lead to five years imprisonment and a fine three million riyals!

Be careful and think before writing or sharing post is social networks!

We wrote about a man who was deported from the country for such cyber crime.

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The crimes below are considered as the most willful violations:

  1. The construction or publicizing of a website on the information network or on a computer for terrorist organizations to facilitate communication with leaders or members of such organizations, finance them, promote their ideologies, publicize methods of making incendiary devices or explosives, or any other means used in terrorist activities.
  2. Unlawful access to a web site or an information system directly, or through the information network or any computer with the Intention of obtaining data jeopardizing the internal or external security of the State or its national economy.

They are punished by 10 year imprisonment and a fine not exceeding five million riyals.

So now you can understand how serious in Internet censure in Saudi Arabia and how important is caring about your on-line security and privacy!

From Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/anti-cyber-crime-law-n-saudi-arabia/

Deported from Saudi Arabia for Sending porn pictures via Internet

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This story must be interesting and instructive for all expatriates in Saudi Arabia. We have already written that Facebook and Twitter are monitored in KSA, and today we want to ask you be very careful talking via messagers like Whatsapp.

Please think twice before writing something about Saudi Arabia in social media or on some forums because all your posts can be monitored.

Do not write anything against Islam, against government and, of course, porn and gambling related messages are strictly prohibited.

Below is the real story from one person who was deported from Saudi Arabia for sending porn pictures via Internet.

Real story from Deported Man

“I was deported from KSA very recently March 9, 2015 after I was jailed for 1 month, because I was arrested by Muttawas as I was chatting on the social media with an Arab gay and tried to meet the person. I had finger prints in the police  station and one policeman told me that I will be banned in all Gulf countries for five years.
Arab gay in mobile application called whatsapp from a long time. He said he wants to meet me, I refused many times but he insisted to meet me. When it continued for a long time, I finally accepted to meet him because he was insisting so much. When I went to the meeting place in the street he called me in my mobile and while I was talking to him, 2 muttawas came from my back and arrested me. They brought me to the police station. After 2 weeks in jail they
told me that I will be deported to Philippines. I was detained in the police station for 1 month and 1 week then my kafeel came and released me and deported me after 5 days.

While inside the jail I found out that the person I was chatting is the muttawa, he changed his voice to deceive me. There were many saudis inside the jail who were arrested in the same manner that I was arrested but we were chatting in different apps (whatsapp, badoo, who’s here, twitter, instagram). I sent him some adult jokes, porn clips
and pics which they used against me.

My suggestion

to general public and my fellow expatriates is stop using any social media and meet up any anonymous person from the internet. My boss told me that I was terminated by the company because I am gay based on the police report.”

I do understand that Islam disallows such things but, on my opinion, every person must decide this by himself, espessially if he is expat in the country.

Everybody must respect country’s laws, but the laws must respect human rights.

Our Suggestion

Always use secure Internet connection while you are in Saudi Arabia.

VPN (Virtual private network) is the best solution:

  • It is Safe
  • It is secure
  • It is 100% anonymous
  • VPN is the only way for being safe on-line in KSA!

 

From Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/deported-from-saudi-arabia-for-sending-porn-pictures-via-internet/

How to open blocked sites in Saudi Arabia 2015

You can open blocked sites in Saudi Arabia safe and easy with Spider VPN.

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How to Open Blocked Websites in KSA (Saudi Arabia)

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Middle East is very special place on our planet. And we are not talking about its past and fantastic ancient history.

We are talking about modern times and new global technologies.

Countries like Saudi Arabia are high developed and rich. Internet is available in most  public places but…

A huge number of websites are blocked. Under restrictions are:

  • adult or porn sites
  • gay and lesbian resources
  • anti-political websites
  • anti-religions content
  • and others

We realize that really some sites can violate Saudi’s religion rules and norms.

 For you to know:

Saudi Arabia directs all international Internet traffic through a proxy farm located in King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology. A content filter is implemented there, based on software by Secure Computing.

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But what to do if you are expat or simple traveler?

How to open blocked sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

We have investigated the problem of Internet limits for over 7 years and found many different solutions. Some of them are free others are paid. Some ways are reliable and safe why others are not.

It is all up to you to decide what is important for you.

We have created simple scheme that will help to

select the best solution for you.

 – I don’t care about my on-line security – I simple want to open sites I like

– If your answer is YES – You can use

  1.  translate services
  2. DNS
  3. Free proxy services
  4. Wayback machine
  5. Sites – unblcokers

+ I don’t want to be caught by somebody

+ I want to be safe and secure

+ I want to stay anonymous

+ I don’t want anybody find out what I am doing on-line

+ I really want to access blocked sites!

If you answered positive, then the only working solution for you is VPN.

VPN or virtual private network is secured encrypted tunnel between your device and special vpn server.

Your device means:

  • Computer – Windows, Linux or Mac operated
  • Tablet PC – Windows, Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad or iPad mini
  • Android mobile phone

And various others devices which supports vpn technology.setuppic

Why VPN for Saudi Arabia is secure and safe?

  1. VPN hides your real IP Address and makes you absolutely anonymous and invisible.
  2. All your Internet traffic is coded

This means no one can monitor your on-line activity or see what sites do you visit.

No police, no government, no your boss, no your family, nobody!

3. VPN solution works great in public Wi-Fi zones.

That is why it has another great advantage!

It makes you secured and private in public wi-fi zones.

! Your data is protected, your traffic is ebcrypted

! You are under impenetrable shield of VPN service.

 

Using VPN on Android

to create new vpn tunnel on your Android device:

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
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3. Tap Add VPN Network
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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.

Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.

Save it and tap Connect
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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

There is a great news for you!

Now you don’t need to make any vpn connection by yourself you can simple use our Spider VPN Application and enjoy your Internet freedom today!

How to unblock Viber in Saudi Arabia on Android

viber-vpn-uae-ksaToday communications are probable the most important thing for most people. We like talking to our friends and family every day. Particularly we realize importance of intercommunications when distance separates us. Travelling to different countries we need to stay in touch with our close.

Today we have lots of tools for communion at our disposal, such as: mobile phones, internet, voice and messaging services.

Viber is one of the favorite service for millions people all around the world. It lets people talk to each other independently whether they are in the neighbor rooms or in the opposite parts of the world. This is really fantastic and great opportunity to us!

Unfortunately in many countries especially in the Middle East Viber is blocked. Among them we can count KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Oman, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Qatar, Pakistan and others places.

Saudi Arabia is well known for its Internet censorship and it blocks not only Viber but lots of different sites likewise. It worth to say that VoIP services are also blocked in the kingdom.

So is it possible to unblock Viber in KSA?

Yes! And it is easier you can think. All you need to this is VPN Service. VPN is a Virtual Private network which can change your IP so you can get an access to any desired website or service.

How to  unblock Viber in Saudi Arabia?

To use Viber in Saudi you can use our Spider VPN application.

For faster speed we can recommend using Europe service because they are closer to you.

We often get such questions about using vpn in Saudi Arabia.

Is VPN legal in Saudi Arabia?

Yes. VPN is a special technology which is used by make companies for security reasons.

 

    • VPN guarantee you safety and security in the Internet.
    • It protects your data in public Wi-Fi zones
    • VPN lets you access any website without blocked and restrictions.

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