Friday , 30 October 2020

Science and Technology

FCC Chairman Says Khamenei’s Tweets Violate Twitter Rules On ‘Glorifying Violence’

Radiofarda – The Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has suggested that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s tweets violate Twitter rules about glorifying violence. In a tweet on Friday Ajit Pai posed the question to Twitter and posted several examples of Khamenei’s tweets deemed as “glorifying violence” by him. The tweets quoted by the FCC Chairman are all about …

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Cyberattacks Spike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

VOA – Cyberattacks have been flying fast and furious around the world during these days of global uncertainty because of the coronavirus. Countries accuse each other of engaging in cyber warfare, and each of the accused also claims to be a cyber victim. International organizations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have also been targeted. Linda Gradstein reports for VOA from …

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Iran Suspected Of Being Behind New Cyberattacks Against Israel

Radiofarda -Hundreds of mostly unsecured Israeli websites were attacked by Iran-based hackers on Thursday morning, disabling the sites and replacing them with a message “threatening Israel” with “destruction”, local media reported. The websites of some municipalities and institutions, including the Lake Tiberias Conservation Organization, which is an essential water source to Israel, are among the hacked centers. “The countdown of …

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Iran Spent Billions Creating Alternative ‘Internet’ To Control Information

Radiofarda – The Research Center of the Iranian parliament (Majles) has estimated that about 190 trillion rials have been spent on setting up the National Information Network (NIN) by last year. The amount quoted is hard to estimate in U.S. dollars since the rial has steadily declined over the years. But if the current official exchange rate is applied the …

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US Lawmakers Expanding Effort For Internet Freedom In ‘Oppressive Regimes’

Radiofarda – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced the Open Technology Fund Authorization Act to help fight social media and news censorship by “oppressive governments” such as Iran, North Korea, China and Russia and to improve Internet freedom globally. The bipartisan group is sponsoring legislation that would make the non-profit Open Technology Fund (OTF) an …

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Intel: Pompeo links Iran satellite launch to erosion of nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran’s recent launch of a military satellite into orbit during a phone call today with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. The call came after Pompeo issued a strong statement over last week’s launch, using it to start a full-court diplomatic press urging the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran that …

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Five Chinese Were Arrested For Chatting About Huawei Sales To Iran – NYT

Radiofarda – Five citizens of China were detained for their private chat on the internet about the technology giant Huawei’s Iranian sales, The New York Times reported. Speaking to NYT, two of the detainees have disclosed that they were imprisoned for eight and three months, respectively. All former employees of Huawei were attending the WeChat group when one of them …

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Iran Lying About Peacefulness Of Space Program, Pompeo Says

Radiofarda – In a tweet on April 25, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran continues to lie that the Revolutionary Guard’s space program is peaceful when in reality it is part of the country’s nuclear weapons program. “Deeply troubling that the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, launched a military satellite. Their secret space program advances technologies used …

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Former Iranian Diplomat Condemns Military Ambitions, Suggests Reconciliation With US

Radiofarda – A former Iranian deputy foreign minister has questioned Iran’s military ambitions in a clear reference to Revolutionary Guard commanders’ claims about the Iranian armed force’s deterrent power following the launch of a military satellite last week. In an analysis entitled “The Strategy of Deterrence” in Saturday’s edition of reformist newspaper Sharq, Aminzadeh wrote that “further to military deterrence, …

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U.S. Calls On EU To Put Sanctions On Iranians Developing Missile Program

RFL/RE – The United States has called on the European Union to place sanctions on individuals and entities working on Iran’s missile programs after Tehran said it successfully launched a military satellite. Washington also called on all countries to extend the United Nations conventional-arms embargo on Iran, saying the launch was proof the country’s space program was “neither peaceful nor …

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