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Iran Filters Filter Iranian Leader Rant On Bypassing Filters
Are the Problems With Censoring the Internet Apparent Yet?
by Karl Bode 08:05AM Monday May 14 2012
Late last year Iranian leaders made it a criminal offense to bypass the country's Internet filters using VPNs or any other technology. The announcement by Iranian Telecommunications Minister Reza Taghipour insisted the move was made to combat a "soft war” being waged by Western countries against Iran (read: we want to spy on our own citizens and stifle information exchange among government critics). Amusingly, Iranian leaders recently issued a fatwa about getting around the filters -- a fatwa that was immediately filtered (via Techdirt):
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The website Tabnak reports that Khamenei's "fatwa" on the illegality of using antifiltering tools in Iran was itself blocked in the country, some 30 hours after it was published on Iranian websites. The ruling was seemingly filtered because it contained the word "antifiltering," which triggered the country's censorship system to automatically block it.
Meanwhile, Iran has also recently made it illegal for local banks, insurance firms and telephone operators to use foreign-sourced email services like Gmail to communicate with clients.

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RichNice

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LOL

Fail a lot?

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LOL - Irony

Situational irony involves an incongruity between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs.

Looks like this is the classic definition of an ironic situation.

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Re: LOL - Irony

said by FFH:

Looks like this is the classic definition of an ironic situation.

I'd call it a moronic situation.

pnh102
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Heh

For a second there it looked like some of those Iranian network engineers were running this site.
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you cant even make this up

this should be the standard by which governments of all countries are viewed- complete and utter incompetence.

pnh102
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Re: you cant even make this up

said by Somnambul33t:

this should be the standard by which governments of all countries are viewed- complete and utter incompetence.

And in the case of Iran, that's on a good day.
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Re: you cant even make this up

You don't know the half of it go here »www.jihadwatch.org
EdmundGerber

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...

Why do Iranians put up with these clowns? Then again - here in Canada....
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Re: ...

said by EdmundGerber:

Why do Iranians put up with these clowns? Then again - here in Canada....

the iranian people got exactly what they wanted, that's why. they wanted a religious government that rules with an iron fist, that's what the revolution was all about there. they knew what was coming!. they wouldn't have had the revolution if they didn't want it!. so they are happy now. a big problem coming up is they may not get foreign interactions with businesses and banks anymore, as the data exchanges would have to be in the open, for anybody to intercept!.