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Apple Store Refuses To Sell To American Citizens Speaking Farsi In Case They Might Send iPhone To Iran

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This is just bizarre. Apparently, an Iranian-born American citizen who was speaking Farsi was denied the ability to buy an iPad and an iPhone because store employees cited an Apple police barring the export of Apple products to Iran. Jafarzadeh, who is from Virginia, said no one asked him where...
Apple Store Refuses To Sell To American Citizens Speaking Farsi In Case They Might Send iPhone To Iran

US Iranian group speaks out over Apple Store discrimination

www.electronista.com
The policy director for the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, is speaking out on the subject of discrimination against Iranians at Apple Stores. Writing in the New York Times, Abdi claims that an incident at an outlet in Georgia was not isolated. "Imagine if your ethnicity determined which products...
US Iranian group speaks out over Apple Store discrimination
Tor's latest project helps Iran get back online despite new Internet censorship regime
World Wide [Redacted]: inside Iran's private internet

A New $100K Genius Grant, The Cyrus Prize, Seeks Brilliant Iranians

techcrunch.com
Countries around the world have never quite been able to recreate the innovative prowess of Northern California’s Silicon Valley. According to Berkeley Professor Anna Sexanian, a tradition of cultural support groups, mainly Chinese and Indian, is one of the Valley’s most unique and lucrative traits. The “brain circulation,” as she...
A New $100K Genius Grant, The Cyrus Prize, Seeks Brilliant Iranians

Iran blocks access to some outside websites, services

www.computerworld.com
The Iranian government has severed some citizens' connections to secure websites and services, including Twitter and Google's Gmail, according to reports by Iranians and network experts....
Iran blocks access to some outside websites, services

Iran plans to sue Google over leaving the Persian Gulf nameless on its Maps service

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It seems that Google’s woes over its decision to leave the Persian Gulf nameless on Google Maps are far from over, with Iran saying it will sue the tech company as a result, AP reports. After the move stirred up quite a bit of controversy among Iranian Internet users, the...
Iran plans to sue Google over leaving the Persian Gulf nameless on its Maps service

Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

arstechnica.com
The Iranian government is reportedly blocking access to websites that use the HTTPS security protocol, and preventing the use of software residents use to bypass the state-run firewall. From  post on Hacker News today, apparently written by an Iranian resident:  Since Thursday Iranian government has shutted [sic] down the https...
Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic
Activists vow to defeat Iran’s Internet censorship

Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

paranoia.dubfire.net
Preface: Although this essay compares the media's similar hyping of Haystack and Cryptocat, the tools are, at a technical level, in no way similar. Haystack was at best, snake oil, peddled by a charlatan. Cryptocat is an interesting, open-source tool created by a guy who means well, and usually...
Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

www.guardian.co.uk
If the government gets its way and starts monitoring what you're emailing, it will join a list of countries with a draconian approach to the internetBig brother is eyeing your inbox. Under new government plans, the police and security services could soon have the right to monitor who you're emailing,...
Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill

arstechnica.com
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has joined the opposition to the Communications Data Bill that was proposed by the UK government earlier this year. Civil rights groups have raised the alarm about provisions that could require British ISPs to keep records of every website their customers visit for 12 months. Now...
Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill

Apple Store employees getting a little overzealous with Iranian export restrictions, borders on racial profiling [Video]

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An Apple Store in Georgia apparently refused to sell iOS devices to an Alpharetta woman and her uncle because they were speaking Farsi to each other. Sahar Sabet, 19, is a United States citizen and student at the University of Georgia. She and her uncle were recently shopping for...
Apple Store employees getting a little overzealous with Iranian export restrictions, borders on racial profiling [Video]

Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting Iranians

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Web giant says it has identified a significant spike in phishing activity originating from within the country just days ahead of presidential elections. [Read more]...
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting Iranians

Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet In 2013 (And To Block Google Today)

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It seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country’s already heavily-censored version of the Internet. The government said that it’s going to launch its own domestic Internet, and that the system will be fully operational by March 2013, according to Reuters and others...
Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet In 2013 (And To Block Google Today)
Iran’s Apple product vendors say iOS devices flourish in capital despite US sanction

Tor anonymity project looks to help Iranians sidestep Net ban

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Tor's "obfsproxy" technology would make encrypted data look innocuous and let it dodge government censors. That could help citizens in Iran reach blocked sites as antigovernment protests reportedly loom....
Tor anonymity project looks to help Iranians sidestep Net ban

Iran announces plans to create isolated local internet system, fate of global access unknown

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Iranians have been having trouble accessing YouTube, Gmail and other Google services for some time now, but their digital world may be growing even smaller -- Iran announced today that it plans to shuffle citizens onto its own domestic version of the web. Reuters reports that officials plan to...
Iran announces plans to create isolated local internet system, fate of global access unknown

Are Iranians banned from buying iPads?

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Are Iranians in the US banned from buying iPads?...
Are Iranians banned from buying iPads?

U.S. Suspects Iranians Were Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks

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Intelligence officials believe Iran was the origin of network attacks that crippled computers across the Saudi oil industry and breached American financial institutions....
U.S. Suspects Iranians Were Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks
The Demise Of Google Reader Is Awful For Iranians Who Use It To Avoid Censorship

Iran unblocks Gmail, admits it only wants to restrict YouTube in the country

www.engadget.com
Iranians who lost access to Gmail on September 24th should now be able to access their emails again after the government relaxed its ban. Telecommunications minister Rezi Miri conceded that the internet filter used couldn't distinguish between the eponymous email service and YouTube, which has been banned for distributing...
Iran unblocks Gmail, admits it only wants to restrict YouTube in the country

Iran's Latest Move To Stifle Dissent: Requiring ID Cards To Go Online

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For a while, Techdirt has been tracking Iran's continuing efforts to throttle its citizens' access to troublesome materials online. These have included blocking all audio and video files, and even shutting down Gmail, albeit temporarily. But stopping people accessing sites in this way is not the only approach. Here's another,...
Iran's Latest Move To Stifle Dissent: Requiring ID Cards To Go Online
Google Reader's demise is awful for Iranians, who use it to avoid censorship

VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

thenextweb.com
Last week, Iran’s Internet usage saw several interruptions. On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, Google and all SSL sites were blocked in Iran. A couple of days later, Google confirmed that Gmail and YouTube had, in fact, been blocked in the country. Restored after a four day...
VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

US lifts Iran 'iPhone' sanctions

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The US eases restrictions on the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices and software - including popular Apple products - to Iranians....
US lifts Iran 'iPhone' sanctions

Cyberwar Is With Us: Details Emerge About Use Of Stuxnet Worm In Iran

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In an excellent piece by David Sanger, the NY Times has confirmed what we all suspected: that the US deployed the Stuxnet worm, a powerful worm that targets very specific machines within Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and...
Cyberwar Is With Us: Details Emerge About Use Of Stuxnet Worm In Iran

Obama gives Iranians tools to get around Internet blocks

www.electronista.com
In an address to Iranians during the Nowruz holiday, President Obama has announced that the US government has set up a "Virtual Embassy," where Iranians can access information that the regime is blocking. Such an Electronic Curtain is seen as a block and the embassy was launched despite objections from...
Obama gives Iranians tools to get around Internet blocks

Iran shows off long-range, armed, Predator-lookalike drone

arstechnica.com
Iranian military officials have revealed a new domestically built armed unmanned aircraft that they say is capable of reaching much of the rest of the Middle East, including Israel. The drone, called the Shahed-129, was shown on Iranian television yesterday. It bears a striking resemblance to the US military's MQ-1 Predator...
Iran shows off long-range, armed, Predator-lookalike drone

Iran to Move Citizens to Domestic Internet Network, Snips Access to Google

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In what the country characterizes as a bid to increase domestic cybersecurity, the Iranian government plans to switch its Web-connected population over to a domestic Internet infrastructure. By many non-governmental Iranian activists, it is seen as the first steps towards an Iran-only Web with the freedom to shut off online...
Iran to Move Citizens to Domestic Internet Network, Snips Access to Google
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