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[liberationtech] Iran To Shut Down Internet Permanently

ilf ilf at
Tue Apr 10 03:06:58 PDT 2012

> Millions of Internet users in Iran will be permanently denied access 
> to the World Wide Web and cut off from popular social networking sites 
> and email services, as the government has announced its plans to 
> establish a national Intranet within five months.
> In a statement released Thursday, Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister 
> for Information and Communications Technology, announced the setting 
> up of a national Intranet and the effective blockage of services like 
> Google, Gmail, Google Plus, Yahoo and Hotmail, in line with Iran's 
> plan for a "clean Internet."
> The government is set to roll out the first phase of the project in 
> May, following which Google, Hotmail and Yahoo services will be 
> blocked and replaced with government Intranet services like Iran Mail 
> and Iran Search Engine. At this stage, however, the World Wide Web, 
> apart from the aforementioned sites, will still be accessible.

However, here Iran denies reports internet to be cut soon:

> The reports derived from a supposed interview with Communications 
> Minister Reza Taghipour published on April 1 that was in fact a hoax, 
> the ministry said in the statement on its own site -- 
> which itself was not accessible outside of Iran.

Anyone have more details?


Über 80 Millionen Deutsche benutzen keine Konsole. Klick dich nicht weg!
		-- Eine Initiative des Bundesamtes für Tastaturbenutzung
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