ISLAMABAD: YouTube ban in Pakistan has turned into an opportunity for proxy services which may cause law and order situation in cyber world.
Almost forty million internet users in Pakistan are waiting for unblocking YouTube in Pakistan by the government and concern authorities.
Google’s owned World’s leading video portal YouTube is currently banned in Pakistan because of blasphemes content.
Many Pakistanis believe that blasphemes content on YouTube isn’t the only issue but highlighting the content hurting billion of Muslims around the globe has also same significance.
At the other hand, considerable number of internet users in Pakistan think that Internet must be sensor free as users are responsible to choose which to reject and which to not.
In this scenario ‘YouTube is going to be unblocked in few days’, ‘Youtube will not be opened until removal of blasphemous content’ and many other arguments are the most popular and rising searches in Pakistan’s digital sphere, where forty million Pakistan’s can’t use the video portal without proxies.
Anosha Rehman, Information Technology and Telecommunication state minister in newly elected PML-N’s government has already said that “we are looking for the solution”.
But Pakistanis believe that the new administration and decision makers in the country have no enough capacity to solve the problem.
“Currently different proxies are flourishing in the country because of ban on YouTube, These proxies may cause data breach and identity theft” sources in FIA’s cyber crime wing told TheNewsTribe.
It’s a common issue that Proxy usage is one of the main reasons behind Cyber Crime in developing and non developing countries.
Yasir Amin, Telecom blogger and a journalist in Pakistan has said that “opening YouTube or keeping it close due to blasphemous content isn’t the only issue but the capacity enhancement of Pakistan telecommunication Authority (PTA) is also the big problem for the newly elected government, otherwise we can’t enjoy hassle free internet in Pakistan.”
According to the Google’s search engine data “unblock”, “unblock proxy”, “unblock youtube”, “youtube proxy” are among the top rising trends in Pakistan.