The latest news and views about cyberspace
Telegram, the most popular messaging app in Iran, has once again grabbed the headlines amid a fresh round of pressure on the government of Hassan Rouhani to block the “threatening” messenger.
Russian media are reporting that there is an ongoing cyber-attack on Russia’s Central Election Commission, targeting its information centre.
A recent report by W3Tech says Persian language has turned into the 11th most popular language of websites in recent years.
Iran’s ICT minister says the activities of counter-revolutionary elements in the cyberspace should not be used as a pretext to restrict the country’s political landscape.
Fortune-tellers are cashing in on the laxity of rules in the virtual space to expand their business in Iran.
A top Iranian Judiciary official says websites and other online services could be blocked only through judicial decrees, not based on a certain official’s opinion.
Iran’s culture minister says a confrontational approach will be ineffective in dealing with social networks and cyberspace in the country.
An Iranian academic underlined the need for a virtual network for Muslims as a countermeasure against the cyber colonialism of the West.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian clerics and religious promoters to keep abreast of the latest developments in the digital world and use the cyberspace to counter hostile plots against Islam.
Head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali unveiled plans for developing a nationwide alert system that would warn the country’s organizations of possible cyber-attacks.
We should shed our passivity in cyberspace by tapping into the potential of young talents and taking wise measures, Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
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