Friday July 29, 2016

Getting Caught Using A VPN In The UAE Will Cost You Over $500,000

I know that a $545,000 fine for using a VPN sounds bad at first but when you consider that, in United Arab Emirates, you can still get stoned to death for adultery. All of the sudden $500k doesn't seem so harsh.

Last week, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new set of federal laws which include one forbidding UAE citizens from using VPNs to mask their digital footprints. As reported by International Business Times, anyone caught using a VPN or proxy server could end up cooling their heels in jail and will face a fine of between $136,000 - $545,000.