One of Iran’s main business dailies has been shut down by authorities after it published an interview with a government physician who said the country was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak.
A digital rights watchdog group reported that Iranians experienced “internet restrictions” in a region where protesters shouted anti-regime slogans like “no Gaza, no Lebanon, I will die for Iran.”
Police dispersed protesters in southwestern Iran angry over the Islamic Republic’s anemic economy amid a U.S. sanctions campaign, a news report Friday said, and internet access to the wider region was disrupted as demonstrators shared videos of the rally.
Following a string of announcements by the Islamic Republic of Iran about convictions, death penalties for protesters and executions of political prisoners, a wide cross-section of Iranian resorted to a campaign on social media against the authorities.
Parkour star Alireza Japalaghy’s video landed him in hot water with Iranian authorities for violating public decency codes, forcing him to escape to Turkey. The possibility of extradition back to Iran has human rights activists concerned.
Mohamad Bagher Ghalibaf, Iran’s Parliament speaker: “Manage cyberspace like a car”
The attack on Instagram by the Chief of the Islamic Propaganda Organization in an open session of the parliament on Sunday has worried millions of Iranian Instagram users about possible plans to block the popular social media platform.
US Senator Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation of Twitter on Friday over allegations the company is violating US sanctions against Iran by not banning officials from the site.
The Research Center of the Iranian parliament (Majles) has estimated that about 190 trillion rials have been spent on setting up the National Information Network (NIN) by last year.
Bob Diachenko, a security researcher in Ukraine, spends part of his days searching the internet for troves of data that aren’t secured properly, in order to patch them up so they aren’t exploited by hackers.
Iran’s Supreme Council on Cyberspace has launched plans for a national virtual private network (VPN) in an apparent bid to command further control over Iranian citizens — bringing it one step closer to the North Korean model of blanket authoritarianism.