Using an Apple iPhone has been banned in Syria by authorities who are attempting to silence communication between protestors and curb citizen journalism.
A ban issued by the Customs Department of the Syrian Finance Ministry read, “The authorities warn anyone against using the iphone in Syria.”
This is just the latest in a list of bans that that have seen most foreign media barred from entering the country, which is in the middle of a bitter dispute between the Assad government, and protestors calling for the president’s departure.
“It is enough for any tourist or guest visiting Syria to own an iPhone to be a spy suspect,” said an anonymous Syrian activist. “Steve Jobs must be turning in his grave on learning that his iconic device is banned in his home country,” he concluded.
The biological father of the recently deceased Jobs was a Syrian named Abdel-Fattah Jandali.
Read the full story at: Haaretz.