Tuesday , 19 November 2019

Science and Technology

Iran Protests: Internet Blackout Might Indicate More Extensive Violence Against Protestors

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – IHR strongly condemns the violent crackdown of protesters by security forces in Iran and urges the international community to react immediately.  Protests started on Friday following a government decision to increase the petrol prices. Security forces have used extensive violence against protesters, killing some, and arresting hundreds. The authorities have cut off the internet since …

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Iran Cuts Off Most Internet Service To Users Amid Protests

Radiofarda – After two days of intermittent government slowdown of the internet amid widespread protests in Iran, internet services were almost completely stopped Saturday evening, plunging the country into cyber darkness. Widespread protests began on November 15 as the government raised the price of gasoline overnight, putting more pressure on ordinary people hit hard by U.S. sanctions and a weak …

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A gifted physicist reduced to living in his car: what killed Hamid Alamdari?

theguardian.com – Hamid Farahi Alamdari 1962-2018: He was a charmer who spoke seven languages and claimed he had nearly worked with Stephen Hawking – but somehow Hamid ended up living in a Tesco car park and dying alone by Simon Hattenstone and Daniel LavelleCities is supported byAbout this content Tue 12 Nov 2019 06.00 GMTLast modified on Tue 12 Nov 2019 10.47 GMT Shares545 Hamid Farahi Alamdari was …

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Iran Underground Lab Helps Produce More Low-Enriched Uranium

Radiofarda – The head of Iran’s nuclear program told The Associated Press on Monday that the country is now producing more low-enriched uranium daily, after restarting an underground lab.Ali Akbar Salehi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the comments as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on hard-liners to support the country’s troubled nuclear deal, saying it could …

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Iran: Case Open on Former FBI Agent Levinson Missing There

VOA – Iran is acknowledging for the first time that it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court concerning the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an authorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” …

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AP Analysis: Activity At Iran’s Nuclear Site Raises Risks

AP – Ten years ago while flanked by the leaders of Britain and France, then-President Barack Obama revealed to the world that Iran had built a “covert uranium enrichment facility” amid tensions with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. A decade later, Iran’s Fordo facility is back in the news as Iran prepared Wednesday to inject uranium gas into …

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Iran’s President Rohani opens first major startup accelerator in Tehran

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has opened a first major startup accelerator in the county, a sign his government is intent on using the domestic know-how to compensate for the technological losses caused by the American sanctions. Rohani on Tuesday opened the Azadi Innovation Factory (AIF) in a location west of the capital Tehran where he spent hours talking to heads …

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U.S. Security Leaders Warn About Russian, Iranian Interference In 2020 Polls

RFL/RE – Top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials have joined together to warn Americans about attempts by Russia, Iran, and other foreign “adversaries” to interfere with next year’s presidential election.“Our adversaries want to undermine our democratic institutions, influence public sentiment, and affect government policies,” the leaders of President Donald Trump’s administration on security matters said in a joint statement released on …

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Twitter Closes Accounts of Hezbollah TV And Houthi Forces

Radiofarda – Twitter has blocked the account of Al-Manar TV, belonging to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, saying it has not followed its rules. Al-Manar has called the blocking a “political” act. Currently, the page is completely blank. Twitter has also blocked an account belonging to Yemen’s Houthis, called “The Central Warfare Channel”. In August 2018, Facebook and Twitter closed hundreds of Iran-connected accounts, …

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IRGC General Says ‘US Has Officially Declared Cyberwar’ On Iran

Radiofarda – Head of the Islamic Republic Civil Defense Organization says the United States has declared a cyberwar against Iran. Speaking before the sermons at the Friday Prayer ceremony in Tehran, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali reiterated that the U.S. has “officially declared cyberwar” against the Islamic Republic. “In the infrastructural layer of the cyberwar,” …

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