Thursday , 2 February 2023

Science and Technology

IAEA To Press Iran Over Suspected Undeclared Nuclear Site

RFL/RE – The UN’s nuclear watchdog has asked Iran for details on why traces of uranium were found at an undeclared site after Iranian officials failed to provided information about the discovery. The issue has added to tensions over Iran’s moves to breach a landmark 2015 deal aimed at curbing its nuclear activities. “It is essential that Iran works with …

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A Notorious Iranian Hacking Crew Is Targeting Industrial Control Systems

wired.com – The recent shift away from IT networks raises the possibility that Iran’s APT33 is exploring physically disruptive cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. As Iranian hackers target industrial control systems, experts worry that they may have designs on utilities, refineries, and manufacturing hubs.PHOTOGRAPH: AARON M. SPRECHER/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES Iranian hackers have carried out some of the most disruptive acts of digital …

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International Federation Of Journalists Condemns Internet Shutdown In Iran

Radiofarda – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has lambasted the Islamic Republic for shutting down the Internet in Iran. In a statement published on November 18, IJF said, “The Iranian regime has blocked nearly all internet access amid rising repression against protests over the hike in fuel prices that began on November 15. Furthermore, the international body that represents …

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Iranians Struggle Without the Internet

VOA – The Iranian people have experienced days without the internet, the result of a government-backed shutdown as a response to nationwide protests over gas price increases. This isn’t the first time the Tehran government has blocked Iranians’ access to parts of the internet or to social media sites. But observers say the current shutdown, which began Saturday night, has …

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Tehran says protests subsiding as internet blackout drags on

Al-Monitor – A massive security presence and an internet blackout continue across Iran five days after the government introduced controversial cuts to gasoline subsidies.The austerity plan fueled worries about inflation and higher gasoline prices, and triggered nationwide protests that soon turned into large anti-government demonstrations. The rallies have seen intense confrontations between security forces and Iranians, leaving behind government buildings ablaze and massive damage to public property. Numerous reports state that security forces have fired live ammunition, …

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Iran’s largest internet shutdown amid deadly crackdown on protests

Iran-HRM – With escalating protests triggered by a petrol price hike that have gripped the country since Friday, Iranian authorities have shut down the internet. Iran’s internet shutdown ordered by a state security council, apparently aimed at preventing protesters from communicating with each other and sharing video on social media. Amnesty International believes that “the authorities have shut down the …

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Envoy For Iran Says U.S. Working To Help Iranians Bypass Internet Shutdown

RFL/RE – Brian Hook, Washington’s special envoy for Iran, says the United States is working to help Iranians bypass a near-total Internet shutdown imposed by the clerical establishment amid violent protests over a sharp hike in gasoline prices. Speaking to RFE/RL on November 18, Hook said the United States was trying to put in place “workarounds” to help Iranians access …

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US Cancels Civil Nuclear Cooperation Waiver for Iran

VOA – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran’s civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. Pompeo also warned Iran’s leadership not to crack down on protests that recent fuel price increases have sparked. The waivers are among the last remaining components of the …

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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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