FC: Saudi government gets in a snit over, gasp, phonecams

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 18:02:42 PDT

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       Saudi voyeurs like new
       cell phone-cameras 
       Sunday, June 9, 2002
       ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia is being urged to ban a new cellular phone that
       can be used to take digital photographs.
       The reason: Saudi men have been reported to use the high tech phones
       to surreptitiously photograph women.
       Religious police have already confiscated shipments of the new
       cellular phones. Officials said Saudi women had complained that young
       Saudi men were slipping the devices into facilities reserved for women
       and secretly taking photographs, Middle East Newsline reported.
       Religious police chief Ibrahim Al Ghaith, has urged the kingdom to ban
       the phones. The phones are being distributed by numerous dealers,
       including Saudi Ericsson, where they are said to be a popular item
       among Saudi men.
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