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Iran's Cabinet Signs Up For Facebook

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani's Cabinet encour...

Iranian Blogger Gets Life Sentence For Porn Site

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The lawyer of a man convicted of building and promoting pornographic websites says a death sentence against his client has been conver...

Report: Iran Launches National Email Service

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television says the country has opened its own domestically made national email service. The report aired Sunday q...

Iran's New President Calls For End To Internet Filters

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

By Jon Hemming DUBAI, July 3 (Reuters) - President-elect Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the government and powerful clergy to ...

Report: Iran Building Software To Control Social Networking Sites

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's police chief says the Islamic Republic is developing new software to control social networking sites. Gen. Esmail Ahmadi ...

Iran Blocks Google As It Prepares To Launch Its Own Internet

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2012 | Technology

* Tehran says move is for cyber security * Many Iranians see new crackdown on Internet freedom * Google, Gmail blocked ...

Iran: Hacking Ya-Haq?

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

The Iranian government's consistent repressive policies towards netizens has increased two fold in recent years as the government continues to step up its program to monitor, censor and persecute dissidents.

Iran Attempts To Build Cyber Fortress

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran calls it the "soft war" with the West: Battles to control, defend and monitor the Internet and other high-level telecommunication...

Internet Blockade Raises Censorship Concerns As Elections Loom

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2012 | Technology

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranians faced a second and more extensive disruption of Internet access Monday, just a week after email and social networking site...

Iran's Internet Email Access Is Back

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Many Iranian web users say their access to foreign email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail appears to have been restored ...

Iran Mounts Harsh New Web Crackdown

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Iran is mounting new clampdowns on Internet expression, including rules that will impose layers of surveillance in the country's popular Internet cafe...

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace f...

Some in Congress Get Smart on Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

When it comes to sanctions, bigger is not always better. If Washington wants to do something on Iran, it should first stop helping the Ahmadinejad government repress its people.

Attack the Cyberwalls!: The Internet Is the Pathway to Democracy in Places Like Iran

Sen. Arlen Specter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Arlen Specter

The walls used by 21st century tyrannies to control their citizens are increasingly electronic rather than physical. American interests will be powerfully advanced in finding ways to breach those walls.