Tag Archives: Iran

Iranian government blocks use of tool to get around Internet filter

Source: Reuters

Iranian authorities have blocked the use of most “virtual private networks”, a tool that many Iranians use to get around an extensive government Internet filter, Iranian media quoted an official as saying on Sunday.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – February 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

After the Green Movement: Internet Controls in Iran, 2009-2012

This report details Iran’s increasing Internet controls since 2009, when protests against the victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad rocked the country. The election protest campaign–dubbed the “Green Movement”–was marked for the high use of social media and other information and communication technologies (ICT) to organize protests and disseminate information.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – January 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

Iranian journalists in fear after arrests

Source: The Guardian

The arrests of at least 15 journalists in Tehran over the course of three days this week, just a few months before the June presidential election, has come as a shock to members of the Iranian press.

Bank hacking was the work of Iranians, officials say

Source: Nicole Perlroth and Quentin Hardy, The New York Times

The attackers hit one American bank after the next. As in so many previous attacks, dozens of online banking sites slowed, hiccupped or ground to a halt before recovering several minutes later.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – November 3-16, 2012 – Citizen Lab

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, Internet and social media use, and technology.

Iran’s National Information Network

This blog post from Citizen Lab partner, ASL19, discusses Iran’s planned National Information Network.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 20-November 2

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 6-19

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.