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Iran blocks 'illegal' VPNs that help citizens evade Internet filters

By Jos
Mar 11, 2013
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  1. Iran has a long history of trying to control what its citizens can and can't see on the web. From blocking Google searches and all foreign email providers, to cutting access to social networks services and even announcing plans of...

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  2. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Wow Iran seems more strict than China. Males me feel better about not living over there xD
     
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 542   +149

    You can always tell when the governing body is doing stupid stuff when they limit media coverage to the point of propaganda... -_-
     
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Yet another situation where a govt is taking away its peoples freedom. Where are groups like ANON at? This is one of those situations that ANON would/should be jumping on. Then again....it seems groups like ANON only do attacks that they feel are important. This is a serious issue. Maybe not for America the UK ect. But its just another example of the lose of what little freedoms these ppl have. When will the world stand up and say that everyone should enjoy freedom. Not just sit back and think to themselves that its not happening to them so why should they care.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,211   +776

    Real democratic these Iranians. They must've attended Stalin's school of democracy.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    This is a bit too much. what if someones needs VPNs for work
     
  7. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 87

    Freedom has died a long time ago here.
     
  8. I think you mean makes, not males.
     
  9. The theocratic regime would not be in power had the U.S. and the British not initiated Operation Ajax in the first place.
     
  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    Soon as MPAA realizes everyone went VPN to escape six strikes, they'll want a similar law here in the US. Of course, all corporate VPNs will be exempted as long as they're willing to report any "suspicious" activity.
     
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,140   +1,531

    You shouldn't expect anything useful from a group that doesn't name themselves. Only prix out for fun, are the ones hiding behind an anonymous moniker.
     
     
  12. Ralinger

    Ralinger TS Rookie

    Right now only proxifier works in Iran :|
    stupid government is stupid
     
  13. To be fair, it is not «Iran blocks 'illegal' VPNs ...» but rather «Iran blocks illegal VPNs ...»
     
  14. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Booster Posts: 528   +46

    You may purchase a VPN from the government but they monitor what you view.
     


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