Iran to block the entire internet, replacing it with "clean" intranet

By Leeky · 40 replies
Apr 10, 2012
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  1. Iran looks set to permanently deny the World Wide Web to millions of the country's residents, which will include popular social networking sites as well as email services from the…

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  2. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +17

    I wouldn't laugh to much, the way things are going I wouldn't be surprised if the RIAA/MPAA started to push for a similar system in the US
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    Something like that would never happen in North America because it would hurt the RIAA/MPAA also.
  4. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +17

    Destroying the Internet would be a dream come true for the RIAA/MPAA
  5. Thanks a lot techspot, i spilled my drink on my cloth when i read the Article title on my RSS reader.

    Crazy mullah, no wonder the people here in Qatar hates them.

    [ they are redefining censorship of internet ], but still.....North Korea beats the mullah at censoring internet.
  6. At last someone did the right thing.
  7. May Allah breaks these mullah that is killing muslims in Syria, and are now censoring internet, and are now trying to make nuke.

    These dangerous munafiqoon shiites self proclaimed muslims, funded al queda, hezbollah, assad and muslim brotherhood and they with cunning makes the false evidence blames the muslims (sunni, salafi).

    Allah breaks these Shiites munafiqoon !

    Allah bless Qatar !!!!!
  8. soon in america... sad
    i wish people would be more aware of what's happening in their own country.
    look up for NDAA, sopa, acta, etc.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    I aim to please... :haha:
  10. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    It wont happen in America due to the fact that the Laws that govern the ppl protect ALL forms of speech. Including the Internet. This is what happends when religion and government work together. Iran is about to lock down any information its ppl might be able to get from the world wide web. Im thinking that the "new" and "progressive" idea of peace scares Iran.
  11. "It wont happen in America due to the fact that the Laws that govern the ppl protect ALL forms of speech. Including the Internet."

    But the internet isn't owned by the government, it's not seen as a right by the government, but somehow they can shut down any site they so please. The U.S. government as well as many others sure as hell ARE NOT protecting free speech on the internet. Thats just silly. If the internet were a right, however, you would be correct. Too bad its not huh?
  12. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @10:56 Guest

    As I said. ALL forms of speech. Even those words on the screen in front of you, if your an American you have the right to say what you will on the internet. Make you feel better troll?
  13. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    in that case, the best thing to do is to push for freedom of internet access as a right BEFORE the government takes it away.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

  15. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I love how it took to only the 2nd comment before someone started in on 'This will happen in the USA' You're still bitter that weed is illegal, aren't you Zoner?

    I know it won't happen because the world is ending this year on Dec 22nd. Duh!
  16. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93


    Now you know they are just angry that they dont have those freedoms. Thats why they latch onto America is next. Sooooooo many non-Americans love to bash America. But where do they come to have a chance at a real life?? America.
    They slam America all the while buying its products. Levi,Pepsi,Marlboro. Seems more like sour grapes then anything else lol.
  17. @Tigerstrike: Oh to be young and naive. Or is it just ignorance? I suppose once it happens you'll find a way to justify it. Keep watching Fox News. ;p
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,529

    Dude, are you actually trying to say Levis, Pepsi, and Marlboro cigarettes are our gift to the world...? :rolleyes:

    Marlboros do the same thing as anthrax, just over a much more extended period of time..:haha:

    Although, I have to say, my personal recommendations would be, Pepsi, Marlboro, and methamphetamine......ROFLMAO

    Here, here! Well spoken...(I think..:confused: )...!
  19. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93


    No what im pointing out is the double standard that exists with these other countries. Im not saying our products are our gift to the world. I use that to point out that however much "America is Satan" these ppl use, they still jump at our American products.
    @ Guest 4:28
    Well I feel he is a troll, and you cant tell me what to say or feel. As I cant tell you what to say or do. Im pointing out that that guest is acting like a troll by constructing a straw man argument in order to validate a point that they have raised trying to use my post as the basis for their argument. And as I recall the Law trying to be passed in Arizona is more for those ppl that are harrassed on the internet. Like you yourself are doing by name calling. Obviously "Troll" isnt a word that needs to be censored. Unlike your post. Perhaps your reading skills need a bit of polishing up.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,529

    Oddly, I thought the US Supreme Court had the last say on ,"freedon of speech issues". So, unless Arizona secedes from the union, look forward to a protracted test of this garbage legislation's constitutionality.

    Listening to your crap, you're just someone that is incapable of finishing the fights you start, so you whine "foul". Boo,. hoo, write me a law, 'cause I just don't know what to say next.
  21. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Techspot has some terrible moderators.
    Must be in their early to mid 20's.
  22. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    @cap meth comes from germany, it was made by hitlers scientists in ww2 if i remember right, speaking of which 10 days til his birthday 4\20

    "The report is in no way confirmed by the ministry"
    Who knows if any of this is true but it would be a nice way for Iran to stop a rebellion like what happened in Egypt and all those other middle eastern countries that have already faded from memory. I noticed a lot of news outlets accrediting social media for the rebellions, looks like Iran took it to heart. Actually I thought Iran already had something like this and I assume N Korea does. By the way I fully support countries over throwing dictators, a false sense of being in control of your country is much better then a dictatorship.

    @tyg its usually americans that say americas next not foreigners, usually victims of fear media, i guess if u keep bending over u stop being a victim after a while and become a participant. its not the idea of peace that scares iran its the fear of rebellion. really the straw man thing again lol, it seems like you tell that to anyone who disagrees with you.

    @Arizona law, sigh my state looks so stupid

    p.s. amstech in the news section childish arguing makes up half the posts on anything remotely political

    p.s.s. i like the moderation on techspot
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,529

    And you're absolutely positive that you could do better, aren't ya now? Why would that be? Because you don't like the direction this topic is heading?

    Truth is, plenty of my posts get pulled, mostly because I don't baby anybody's feelings. I don't resort to name calling, or threats either though.

    In all 1st Amendment arguments such as this, I usually refer the participants, to the book, "Yelling Fire", by Alan Dershowitz..

    If Arizona tries to enforce such frivolous legislation, against internet trolling, I suggest the parties move to another state, or at least one of the parties. Cause I'm damned sure Arizona wouldn't be able to enforce this across state lines. Which, need I mention, the internet certainly does cross.

    Also, need I point out that, "making terroristic threats", is already a felony?
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,000   +2,529

    We certainly have embraced it as if it was our own though, haven't we?

    I saw a cute little thing about how many of the things in our every day lives come from other cultures and countries. A brief recap, "Turkish Towels", and "Chinese Gunpowder".
  25. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Yeah cap its yet to be passed, I believe even if the governor signs it which I think she will since she loves attention, it still needs further approval which according to my local news stations aint likely. Since its copy pasted from the phone law(s) on such matters it would likely only be looked into if someone filed a complaint there wont be people being paid to browse forums looking for insults lol, well I just stated the obvious good day.

    @methcap sadly yes

    btw I dont know if the chinese ever put gunpowder into guns before the europeans got a hold of it

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