Tuesday , 23 July 2019

Science and Technology

Brushing Off Security Concerns, Telecoms Minister Touts Iranian-Made Mobile Phone Operating System

CHRI – Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on July 7, 2019, the development of an Iranian-made version of the Android operating system (OS) by a team of students at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Taking into account the Iranian government’s documented history of monitoring and collecting private online user data, particularly from apps and websites with servers based in …

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Iran’s Zarif says talks on ballistic missiles possible

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign minister has for the first time suggested his country’s ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the US – if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments came in an NBC News interview that aired Monday night. Iran long has maintained its ballistic missile …

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Why Did Internet Access Speeds Slow to a Crawl in Iran?

CHRI – Telecommunications Minister Falsely States the Problem Originated Outside the Country Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made a false statement when he said via Twitter that recent disruptions to internet access in Iran were due to technical issues occurring outside the country, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. The disruptions, during which internet speeds …

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Bitcoins, Vast Computer Networks, Cheap Electricity And Chinese In Iran

Radiofarda – Controversy over operating vast computer networks using subsidized cheap electricity in Iran to mine bitcoins shows no sign of abetting. In recent days, government officials began talking about the existence of ventures in various parts of the country, where unidentified people set up hundreds or perhaps thousands of computers in old warehouses or factory buildings to crack codes …

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Iran’s history of hacking and being hacked

axios.com – Given last week’s flurry of U.S. cyberattacks against Tehran, Iran’s history of retaliating with cyberattacks might raise a few eyebrows. But more concerning might be Iran’s history of learning new strategies from other nations’ cyberattacks. The big picture: In 2009, Iran became the first known target of cyber warfare. Its history with cyber conflict is long, and could be …

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Iran: ‘Not Enough’ Progress Made at Last-Ditch Nuclear Deal Talks

VOA – European countries offered too little at last-ditch talks on Friday to persuade Iran to back off from its plans to breach limits imposed by its nuclear agreement with world powers, Iran’s envoy said. A week after Washington abruptly called off airstrikes on Iran, diplomats said Tehran was days away from exceeding the maximum amount of enriched uranium allowed under its …

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Iran Increased Cyber Attempts Against US In Recent Weeks

Radiofarda – Cybersecurity firms say Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations. File photo — FBI image shows a wanted poster of Iranian cyber suspects who are wanted by the FBI for their alleged involvement in criminal activities to include computer intrusion. February 2019. CrowdStrike and …

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wired.com – WHEN TWO COUNTRIES begin to threaten war in 2019, it’s a safe bet that they’ve already been hacking each other’s networks. Right on schedule, three different cybersecurity firms now say they’ve watched Iran’s hackers try to gain access to a wide array of US organizations over the past few weeks, just as military tensions between the two countries …

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Top Iranian universities on the list of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

PayvandNews – Iranian universities are included in different subjects of 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, according to its website. In physical science, 24 Iranian universities are amongst 963 universities worldwide. Twenty one universities in Iran are amongst 903 universities assessed in engineering and technology subject. Eleven Iranian universities are on ranking table for life sciences amongst 751 universities …

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