Earlier this week, the Iranian people awoke to the surprise that the web filters had been lifted and they suddenly had access to social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter amongst numerous other websites.
Google says that it has prevented a “phishing attack” on tens of thousands of Iranian users, with the hackers looking to influence the outcome of the upcoming Iranian elections.
The Iranian authorities are to begin the roll out of an internal Iranian internet this week in response to real digital threats from countries such the US, as well as to maintain censorship and control over their population
After much speculation, Stuxnet was recently revealed as having been developed in a joint operation between the US and Israel in order to slow Iran’s progress in enriching development by sabotaging their centrifuges. Flame is another cyber-attack against Iran, but with an aim to investigate the technology infrastructure they have in place rather than sabotage […]
Iran has said that they may ban the import of some Samsung products to the country and end political ties with South Korea entirely over an ad produced by an Israeli television company used to promote an offer for Samsung tablets to their subscribers. The ad, made for TV company, Hot, depicts bumbling characters from […]
The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the lower Revolutionary Court’s decision to sentence Saeed Malekpour, the 35 year old developer of some photo-uploading software, to death due to that software being used by porn and other “immoral” websites and services. Having anything to do with pornography is “insulting and desecrating [to] Islam” according to the […]
Iran looks to be trying to cement its place at the top of the censorship league-tables with an announcement that they plan to release their own operating system to rival Windows/OSX/Ubuntu/Android/etc and have their own private “internet”. Iran is promoting this as a cost-saving measure and a way to uphold an Islamic moral code, but […]