Report: Iran cuts off access to Internet

The government of Iran has reportedly cut off all outside access to the Internet. News.com reports that an unnamed Iranian citizen has confirmed that services such as Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail are no longer working. However some citizens in that country are able to access the net via VPN connections.

So far Iran's government has yet to mention anything about this move but some speculate that the government decided to pull the plug from the Internet ahead of Saturday, February 11. That's the anniversary date of Iran's 1979 revolution that put the current government in power and there's word that anti-government forces might decide to use the date to hold mass protests against the government and its leaders.

In May there were reports that Iran might try to establish its own version of the Internet that would be heavily censored and firewalled off from the rest of the world's Internet access. The country's government has also claimed it has been the victim of various cyber attacks in the past. If the country's leaders do decide to block off access to the outside world and launch their own Internet service it could spell trouble for any citizens who want to oppose the government's actions.

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Very good for Iran , No nasty porn or Junk on the internet people that spend to much time in the computer are getting sick by not doing exercise they doing everything in the computer , normally kids

"Iran: Expect Major Nuke Announcement"

"President Ahmadinejad would not elaborate on announcement, but said within the next few days Iran will unveil 'big new' nuclear achievements and that his country is ready to revive talks with the West but not 'enemies' who act arrogant."

It's starting.

maybe they don't want to be a part of the world that we live in. especially with all the sopa, pipa, acta and other bull**** that is going on lately

kaffra said,
china has done for years and are doing fine

There's a difference between censorship and cutting its ties with the outside world.

Tech Star said,
And the USA is not trying to do the same thing? LOL.

unfortunately the people of Iran can't say a damned thing or else they'll disapear

Sonic. said,

unfortunately the people of Iran can't say a damned thing or else they'll disapear

I think the problem is, that most would agree with these actions.
They would say: "It's okay. After all, it's for our own good."

FMH said,

I think the problem is, that most would agree with these actions.
They would say: "It's okay. After all, it's for our own good."


Since when is ignorance or lack of knowledge a just cause for advocating something?

Not saying I don't get your point though!

GS:mac

FMH said,

I think the problem is, that most would agree with these actions.
They would say: "It's okay. After all, it's for our own good."

WTF?

You're making a HUGE assumption & you're wrong!

Not 1 person that I know in Iran is happy about it - NOT 1 & I know A LOT of people in Iran.

Minooch said,

WTF?

You're making a HUGE assumption & you're wrong!

Not 1 person that I know in Iran is happy about it - NOT 1 & I know A LOT of people in Iran.

As far as I know, most Iranians support the "Islamic Regime". Some do fear it, but more prefer it, and that's why the Egypt-like uprising failed in Iran.

Though, you may be right. Most must be sick of those clerics and politicians, who are using religion as a tool for power.

FMH said,

As far as I know, most Iranians support the "Islamic Regime". Some do fear it, but more prefer it, and that's why the Egypt-like uprising failed in Iran.

Though, you may be right. Most must be sick of those clerics and politicians, who are using religion as a tool for power.

Here is a video someone in Iran just sent me - They are chanting Death to Dictators
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIckVsO6s50

HTTPS access only as far as I have been told.. if the traffic is encrypted they can't filter it, so they blocked HTTPS... Not the whole web.

xendrome said,
HTTPS access only as far as I have been told.. if the traffic is encrypted they can't filter it, so they blocked HTTPS... Not the whole web.

LOL @ HTTPS...

VPN is the way to go. After that it's all "finger" (you know which one)

Glassed Silver:mac

Glassed Silver said,

LOL @ HTTPS...

VPN is the way to go. After that it's all "finger" (you know which one)

Glassed Silver:mac


VPN won't work, VPN is encrypted so it'll be blocked.

n_K said,

VPN won't work, VPN is encrypted so it'll be blocked.

"However some citizens in that country are able to access the net via VPN connections."

Even the article proves my point.
VPN != https, which is all they're blocking

GS:mac