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[liberationtech] Iran To Shut Down Internet Permanently

Amin Sabeti aminsabeti at
Tue Apr 10 03:17:20 PDT 2012

Hi Ilf,

This was April fools' day from last year (2011) and it recycled again by
one of news website in Iran this year! Iranian government cannot disconnect
users PERMANENTLY from Internet because they don't have enough
infrastructure and also there is a huge business on Internet (especially
for pro-government websites) which means they need WWW.

BTW, this is a another myth like Haystack that media have created it and
Iran can cut off Internet in short term but it's not possible for long term
or permanently.



On 10 April 2012 11:06, ilf <ilf at> wrote:

> internet-intranet-censorhip-**freedom-tehran-google.htm<>
>  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?
> --
> ilf
> Über 80 Millionen Deutsche benutzen keine Konsole. Klick dich nicht weg!
>                -- Eine Initiative des Bundesamtes für Tastaturbenutzung
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