Tag Archives: SMS
- Malaysia cancels 8k mobile phone numbers to combat text message gambling promos
April 20, 2016
Malaysian authorities have opened a new front in their war against illegal gambling by terminating mobile phone numbers linked to text messages promoting gambling activity. On Wednesday, the Bernama news agency reported that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had ordered local telecom firms to cancel over 8k phone...
- Malaysia waiting to pounce on illegal text message betting syndicate
August 6, 2015
Authorities in Malaysia say they’ve identified an illegal text message gambling syndicate and are waiting for the right moment to crack down hard. On Thursday, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced it had identified a syndicate offering local bookies access to online gambling services. MCMC monitoring and enforcement...
- Africa mobile growth explodes; Nigeria bans SMS lotteries; SBTech inks Betland
December 29, 2012
World Bank statistics on mobile phone growth rates between 2000-2011 have South Asia leading the rest of the world by a significant margin, but it may surprise you to learn that second place on this chart goes to Africa. The continent’s mobile phone subscribers have grown 40-fold over this period...
- China shut 60k websites in 2010; list of banned SMS words leaked
January 5, 2011
A Dec. 30 press release by Wang Chen, the head of China’s State Council Information Office, claims that there will be no let up in the government’s crusade against websites dabbling in vulgarity, pornography and obscenity (translation: gambling, boobies, and any political opinions that run contrary to the party line)....
GREAT MOMENTS IN CENSORSHIP: China blocks virtual private networks
December 28, 2012