Pakistan has barred Internet users in the country from using virtual private networks or VPNs.

VPN is an encryption software that is used by Internet users to access banned websites and send messages without being detected.

The government insists the ban is a move against the misuse of the Internet by terrorists.

The Guardian reported that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has sent a legal notice to all internet providers (ISPs) that orders them to inform authorities if they detect any customer using VPNs.

via Pakistan bans VPNs – Computer Business Review.