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Iran Blocks Google, Moves Forward With Domestic Network Plans 134

Posted by samzenpus
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hlovy writes "Iran moved forward with their previously discussed plans for a domestic version of the Internet over the weekend, as government officials announced that Google would be one of the first websites to be filtered through their state-controlled information network. According to Reuters, officials are claiming that the country's self-contained version of the World Wide Web, which was first announced last week, is part of an initiative to improve cyber security. However, it will reportedly also give the country the ability to better control the type of information that users can access online."
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Iran Blocks Google, Moves Forward With Domestic Network Plans

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  • by clarkkent09 (1104833) on Monday September 24, 2012 @02:04PM (#41441021)

    BTW, Ahmadinejad has won the next election by a landslide, take their word for it.
     
    No he hasn't because his final term is up soon and he can't run again. That doesn't matter though as he is just a disposable puppet, the real power lies with the Supreme Leader who doesn't need to concern himself with silly things like elections.

  • by Bigby (659157) on Monday September 24, 2012 @02:12PM (#41441131)

    The are specifically targeting Google because Google is not censoring their content. I held a couple shares of Google a couple years ago and censorship based on the demands of certain countries went up for vote. The vote ruled that Google would not censor their content because of governmental demands. This was specifically put up for vote because of their move into China.

  • Re:Hey (Score:3, Informative)

    by Bryansix (761547) on Monday September 24, 2012 @07:14PM (#41444579) Homepage
    Anybody who uses the word "Tea Bagger" is a troll. You know it stands for "Taxed Enough Already" right? The Tea Party at its core is about going back to the founding fathers and about controlling taxation without representation. What then happened was people infiltrated the ranks to sow discontent. I personally was at a rally where people who were obviously not aligned with the movement showed up with hateful signs. Know what happened next? They were thrown out. The signs were attacking Obama but the participants didn't care. The Tea Party doesn't have room for intolerance and hate. That is only present when people are deceiving others and acting like they are part of the movement.

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