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Iran Judge Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Court Appearance
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 privacy violations. This comes across after the Iranian authorities laid the banhammer on WhatsApp earlier this month as well as doing the same […]

Iran Lifts Block On Twitter, Facebook
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 Facebook. It must be noted that the block on both social media services was imposed four years ago after a post-election uprising, followed by […]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wants To Be First Iranian In Space
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 political divide that they are on. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by state media as saying, “I’m ready to be the first Iranian to be sacrificed by the scientists of […]

Iran’s Space Monkey Was Retrieved Successfully
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 in January, and even more miraculous is, the monkey in space has been retrieved with success, with much relief to our simian friend, I suppose.This […]

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Iran To Launch Live Monkey To Space In February
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 Iranian Space Agency, said, “Testing phase of these living capsules has ended and monkeys to be sent to space are now in quarantine. These monkeys will be sent into […]

Iran: No love lost for Gmail block
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 complaints from the general public have been nothing short of scathing, as Iran has her fair share of highly educated and tech-savvy population who will […]

Iran blocks Google, prepares domestic Internet system
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 is word that Iran intends to transfer their citizens’ virtual connection to a domestic Internet network, which is part of a move […]

Iran censors “dollar” in text messages
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 8% in its value, it seems that the word “dollar” is now officially banned across mobile phone text services, as well as select Exchange websites. […]

Iranian nuclear facility playing AC/DC's Thunderstruck at night, says report
F-Secure, an anti-virus and computer security software company, reportedly received an unsolicited email over the weekend from a purported scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). The scientist told F-Secure that their Iranian nuclear systems were struck once again by another cyber attack. F-Secure notes that they cannot confirm the veracity of the email, although they can confirm that the email was sent from within the AEOI. […]

Iran to sue Google in Gulf naming dispute
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 that the Iranian government has decided to take Google to court for not naming the body of water which separates Iran and the […]

Iran to unplug the Internet, replacing it with their own
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 made it to the top of a recent list of repressive regimes which most aggressively restrict Internet freedom. This list was published by Reporters Without Borders, and it seems […]

Iran disrupts Internet before election
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, and did clamp down on Gmail and YouTube recently, introducing a second wave of disruptive Internet access today as well. No doubt this move has raised concerns surrounding state […]