Friday , 30 October 2020

Science and Technology

Iranian Users Question Government’s Claim About Internet Connectivity

Radiofarda – Officials in Iran claim cell phone internet has been reconnected in parts of the country. However, users still complain about internet blackout in most parts of the country. While ISNA reported Wednesday afternoon that cell phone internet connectivity has been restored in most parts of Tehran Province, users in Tehran complain that most cell phone users are still …

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Congresswoman Denies Passing Sensitive Information To Iran

Radiofarda – Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has denied being a Qatari asset and passing sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran, her office told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. According to the Israeli newspaper a court in Florida was told by a witness that the Somali-born congresswoman had been recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive …

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Iranians endure internet shutdown with despair and disarray

atlanticcouncil.org – On November 16, 2019, the Iranian government shut down the Internet throughout the country following a decision to triple the price of fuel overnight. The abrupt price hike, coming at a time when Iranians are already dealing with 40 percent inflation in part because of US sanctions, plunged the country into upheaval as people took to streets and …

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Iran to Have Nuclear Bomb in a Few Months?

gatestoneinstitute.org – This marks a dangerous phase in Iran’s nuclear defiance. Tehran is now using a kind of prototype centrifuge that enriches uranium almost 50 times faster. Although Iran is a party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it refuses to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its sites. The IAEA is also not allowed to inspect or monitor …

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Who is Javad Azari-Jahromi, Iran’s new information minister?

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, 37, is the youngest minister in the Rouhani Cabinet. He is known to be a key player in the regime’s censorship and surveillance campaign, which intensified in the wake of anti-regime protests. The US sanctioned Azari-Jahromi on Saturday for his role in the Iranian regime’s wide scale Internet …

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London-Based Persian TV To Lodge Complaint Against Iran For Satellite Jamming

Radiofarda – In a statement released on Friday Iran International Television, a London-based Persian-language news channel, said it will lodge a complaint against Iran with OFCOM, the UK’s communications regulator, for blocking its signals since Tuesday on Hotbird Satellite by uplink (orbital) jamming. On November 16, following protests throughout the country against the three-fold increase in the price of gasoline …

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U.S. Calls On Social-Media Networks To Block Iranian Leader Accounts

RFL/RE – The United States has called on social-media giants Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to suspend accounts linked to Iranian government leaders until Internet coverage is restored in that country.“It is a deeply hypocritical regime,” Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, told Bloomberg News in an interview posted on the official State Department Twitter account.“It shuts down the Internet …

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Prayer Imams In Iran Urge Government To Keep Internet Shut

Radiofarda – Friday Prayer Imams in Tehran and Mashhad have called on the government not to restore internet service to citizens in Iran that have been blocked to conceal the violent suppression of anti-government protest during this week. Most Friday Prayer Imams in Iranian cities mildly criticized President Hassan Rouhani for “shocking the people” by increasing the price of gasoline …

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Iran Keeps Internet Mostly Off for 7th Day as US Levies Sanctions

VOA – Iran has extended a major shutdown of internet access into a seventh day to suppress domestic opposition to the government, prompting the United States to sanction the Iranian official overseeing the outage. NetBlocks.org✔@netblocks The #Iran internet shutdown is now in its 144th hour, keeping friends and family out of touch and limiting the basic rights of IraniansSubscribe to …

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Pompeo Calls For ‘Crackdown’ Videos, Photos As Iran Slowly Restores Internet

RFL/RE — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Iranians to send the United States videos, photos, and other information “documenting the regime’s crackdown” on protesters, as authorities in Iran are slowly easing up on blocking access to the Internet.“The U.S. will expose and sanction the abuses,” Pompeo wrote in a tweet published late on November 21 in both English and Persian,s Iran’s …

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