Outcry as Afghanistan moves to ban WhatsApp and Telegram - BBC News:
The editor of one of the country's biggest newspapers said the move was a retrograde step and would be resisted.
The move may have been initiated to stop the Taliban and other insurgent groups from using encrypted messaging.
But as yet there is little evidence of the temporary ban being enforced.
Earlier this week, officials at the body which regulates telecommunications confirmed that they'd written to service providers to ask for a temporary, 20-day ban, citing security reasons.