18-hour outage

Tango down: Bangladesh blocks messaging apps amid protests

Bangladesh temporarily blocked the messaging apps Viber and Tango on Sunday after intelligence agencies asked the country’s telecoms regulator for help in quelling opposition protests. Reports suggested on Monday that the ban had been lifted early in the morning, allowing the apps’ traffic to move freely again after an outage of around 18 hours. The agencies had reportedly been concerned that they could not monitor communications between “terrorists and militants” that used the apps – anti-government protestors have been carrying out a transport blockade for a couple of weeks.

2 Responses to “Tango down: Bangladesh blocks messaging apps amid protests”

  1. While that may be rough on users, it just shows how mobile services are just not equipped well enough to counter these kind of threats consistently. And this isn’t even the the corporate BYOD devices. bit. l y/10 RrzAF