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Iran Judge Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Court Appearance

05/28/2014, Now this is definitely one of the stranger pieces of news that we are all going to hear for this particular day, where a judge in Iran has actually summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court in order to respond to allegations that touch on...

Iran Lifts Block On Twitter, Facebook

09/16/2013, Did you see any pigs fly recently? The reason for me asking that is, Iran’s new moderate leadership does seem to be moving in the right direction by embracing the social media revolution as the government has lifted the block on both Twitter as well as...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wants To Be First Iranian In Space

02/04/2013, I am very sure that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s intention to be the first person to be sent into space via their fledgling space programme will be hailed with anticipation by different people all around, regardless on which side of the...

Iran’s Space Monkey Was Retrieved Successfully

01/28/2013, Remember our story sometime in the middle of this month concerning how Iran will be sending a monkey to space as part of their space program? Well, instead of the original February “launch date”, it seemed that the monkey already made its way to space...

Iran To Launch Live Monkey To Space In February

01/16/2013, Iran wants to have their very own space monkeys – literally, as Iranian space officials have announced that they will make another attempt at sending, or launching rather, a live monkey into space sometime in February. Hamid Fazeli, head of the...

Iran: No love lost for Gmail block

09/30/2012, Remember our story just last week on how Iran blocked Google as well as Gmail, while lining up the very real possibility of rolling out their very own domestic Internet system? Well, that kind of move certainly did not win people over in Iran, as...

Iran blocks Google, prepares domestic Internet system

09/23/2012, Iran has not had the best relationships with the US in the past, and this would obviously trickle down to affect other American products such as the US dollar, Gmail and YouTube, among others. Well, you can make Google to be part of the list now, as there...

Iran censors “dollar” in text messages

09/10/2012, Iran has had issues with the Internet in the past, and this time around, the world of text messages has been affected by Iranian policies as well. With the Iranian currency (rial) dropping to a new record low against the US dollar today, shedding nearly...

Iran to sue Google in Gulf naming dispute

05/17/2012, I have met a fair number of Persians who are not too happy with the current government in power whom they claim is corrupted to the core alongside rigged elections, but very little can be done about the situation back home in order to improve. It seems...

Iran to unplug the Internet, replacing it with their own

04/09/2012, The country of Iran intends to unplug the Internet and release their very own alternative, which they claim to be “clean”. Aren’t you glad that your government is not that repressive (unless you are from North Korea, of course). Iran has...

Iran disrupts Internet before election

02/20/2012, Information is king these days – just take a look at the Arab Spring and you will see how Twitter and Facebook functioned as organizational tools for the people to strongly voice out their dissatisfaction against corrupt regimes. Iran knows this,...