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Officials in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, have shut down a women's cybercafé after finding it a threat to morals. According to a report filed in court, the Internet establishment served "immoral purposes" in the Muslim holy city. "What was found was against our religion and traditions," said Yussuf Matter of the civil rights department, the Guardian reports. Earlier this year, authorities in Shanghai closed 127 cybercafes because they were unable to censor material being viewed and sent. ® Related StoriesChina shuts down Internet cafes Beijing issues cybercafe porn guidelines

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