Friday , 30 October 2020

Science and Technology

Iran Says Home-Grown Search Engine Project Has Failed

Radiofarda – Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi on Wednesday admitted that “as shown by the incidents in November” the home-grown search engine cannot has failed and cannot meet the expectations. In November 2019 anti-regime protests broke out across the country when the government raised fuel prices three-fold. During the protests, authorities shut down the global web access for several …

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Iran Lawmakers Aim To Fully Ban All ‘Foreign’ Messaging Apps

Radiofarda – Dozens of lawmakers in Iran have signed a motion to replace foreign messaging apps with domestically produced ones. The proposal titled as the motion for “Organizing Social Media Messaging,” was presented to the parliament’s presidium on Monday, August 24. Signed by forty MPs, the motion has set fines and prison sentences for anyone who offers social media messaging …

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Iran Armed Forces To Reciprocate ‘Cyber-Threats’ Even If Political, Social Or Cultural, Statement Says

Radiofarda – Iran’s Armed Forces General Command said in a statement on Monday that cyber-threats from “any government, group or person and at any level” will be “mightily reciprocated,” warning about cyber operations from foreign countries in “political, economic, social or cultural” areas, including elections. Iranian authorities have admitted on several occasions that the country’s online infrastructure had been targeted …

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Iran is Concealing Covid-19 Numbers: Leaked Data Reveal

Radiozamaneh – The coronavirus pandemic has created a humanitarian crisis in Iran. Zamaneh Media has obtained several documents containing data from Iranian hospitals. The leaked documents indicate that the Iranian government has been covering up the actual Covid-19 infection and mortality numbers in the country. Iranian firefighters and municipality workers disinfect a street in the capital Tehran for coronavirus COVID-19 …

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Google closes YouTube accounts linked to Iranian government

Al-Monitor – Google took action against Iranian government accounts for coordinated activity, the tech giant announced Wednesday. The move follows similar actions by Facebook and coincides with Twitter rolling out labels for select government accounts on its platform. Google announced it terminated 16 YouTube accounts in April that were allegedly linked to the Iranian state-sponsored International Union of Virtual Media network. …

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Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

zdnet.com – An Iranian hacking group known as Oilrig has become the first publicly known threat actor to incorporate the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol in its attacks. Speaking in a webinar last week, Vincente Diaz, a malware analyst for antivirus maker Kaspersky, said the change happened in May this year when Oilrig added a new tool to its hacking arsenal. According to Diaz, Oilrig operators …

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Iran’s Sprint to the Bomb

gatestoneinstitute.org – It cannot… be a surprise that Iran is still sprinting toward deliverable nuclear weapons with the very uranium enrichment technology permitted by the 2015 agreement. While the U.S. Senate was told the deal would halt Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry, the deal only camouflaged the mullahs’ ambitions to acquire it. Worse, when the deal’s provisions were to sunset …

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Ukraine Welcomes Iranian Handover Of Flight Recorders As Data Extraction Begins

RFL/RE — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has welcomed Iran’s handover to France of the flight recorders from a Ukrainian airliner that was downed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8. French investigators have begun working on extracting data from the black boxes recovered from the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) jet that was downed by a missile, killing all …

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