Communication Technologies Authority

Turkey’s ‘white hat hackers’ clamp down on videos with child abuse content

A branch known as the "white hat hackers," set up within the Communication Technologies Authority (BTK), has been tracing abusive social media accounts following reports that there were videos on YouTube with child abuse content.

Cyber police forces also have taken action to identify social media accounts sharing content that could tantamount to abuse.

Number of mobile phone subscribers reach 83 million

The number of mobile subscribers in Turkey increased to 82.9 million as of the third quarter of 2019, rising from 80.1 million at the end of 2018, data from the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) have shown.

The mobile subscriber penetration rate also climbed to 101.1 percent as of end-September from 99 percent in 2018.

New regulation rules to save internet history for two years

Institutions providing free internet service will now set up a filter system that will prevent users from reaching "crime involving content" as well as enable users' internet history to be saved up to two years, according to a recent regulation by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) published in the Official Gazette on April 11, daily Habertürk has reported.