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MP criticizes President Raisi for restrictions on internet

An Iranian lawmaker has criticized President Ebrahim Raisi over what he called his administration’s move to restrict access to the internet.

Iran’s communications minister says has no authority over ban on Instagram

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour says he has no authority on the restrictions placed on the US-based Instagram photo and video sharing platform, and any decision regarding the bans concerns Iran’s National Security Council.

Iranian daily: Internet shutdown must have parliament approval

Iran’s Etella’at Newspaper has criticized the decision to keep internet shut down in the country.

Tehran sets deadline for Meta to introduce representative for Iran

Tehran sent a letter to US Technology Company, Meta, giving it ten days to take necessary measures, including introducing a representative, in order for the company’s platforms to continue activities in Iran.

Iranian dailies: Blocking internet to silence protests ineffective, irrational

Two Iranian dailies have questioned the government’s move to put a chokehold on the internet following the protests and deadly riots over the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody over a month ago.

Private sector official: Cost of internet filtering to businesses well over $3bn announced

The Iranian private sector’s House of Industry and Mine says the cost of over a month of strict internet filtering in Iran due to protests and riots is far higher than the nearly $3bn announced by the Iranian chamber of commerce.

“Small businesses on their last legs in Iran”

A member of the Iranian Association of Online Businesses has said visits to these businesses have been diminished due to the internet outage in Iran.

Report: VPN demand in Iran sees unprecedented 3,000% rise

Demand for VPN software to bypass the internet blockage in Iran has witnessed a whopping 3,000-percent increase in recent weeks following the restrictions imposed by the government, a member of the Union of Computer Technicians says.

Iranian paper: ‘National internet’ is like locking up whole nation

An Iranian daily has some vitriolic words for proponents of a controversial ‘national internet’ project in Iran to limit citizens’ access to the worldwide web, saying the scheme is tantamount to incarcerating the entire nation.

Internet restrictions in Iran badly affecting economy, businesses: Poll

Opinion polls suggest restrictions on Internet access in Iran are tightening the noose on numerous businesses as well as the economy.

Research center: Telegram app use doubled in Iran since recent protests, riots

Iranian center for Data Review and Analysis (BETA research center) says the use of Telegram messaging application has more than doubled since September 6.

Report: Iran internet blackout shuts down some 300k online stores in country

The government’s decision to impose an internet blackout amid the protests and riots that have hit different cities across Iran, has reportedly shut down some 300,000 online stores.

Instagram applies dual approach to Iran-related posts: Govt. spox

The Iranian administration slams Instagram, a US-based photo and video sharing social networking giant, for its 'double-standard approach in dealing with Iran-related content' posted on the platform.

Daily: Internet restrictions in Iran inflict huge losses on businesses, economy

The Iranian government’s restricting Internet access in the country has drawn extensive criticism as the measure has inflicted huge losses on numerous businesses.

Iranian minister rejects rumors of ‘planned ban’ on Instagram, WhatsApp

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology dismisses rumors of a government decision to ban widely-used WhatsApp and Instagram social networking services.

Instagram blocks two Iranian cabinet members

Photo and video sharing social networking service Instagram has blocked the accounts of two Iranian cabinet members.

IRIB’s web TV targeted with new ‘large-scale’ cyberattack

Iran’s Telewebion web TV was targeted with a new cyberattack as millions of people tuned in to watch the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Iran’s oldest journalist dies at 107

Iran’s oldest journalist has died at the age of 107. Hossein Amini was born in 1914 in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.

Edward Snowden posts new Farsi tweet

Former US whistleblower Edward Snowden says in a new Farsi tweet he underestimated Persian Twitter.

“Decision to Cut off Instagram not up to Communications Ministry”

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour has said cutting access to Instagram is not within the authority of the ministry. Zarepour was responding to a question about the possibility of banning the photo and video sharing social networking service.

Iranian journalist dies from COVID-19

Elmira Manshadi, a journalist with the Iranian daily Shahrara, has died from the coronavirus.

Iran Warns Google over Removal of Iranian Apps

Iran’s National Cyberspace Center has condemned Google’s removal of some Iranian applications, saying the country will take action if the search engine fails to stop its anti-Iran moves.

Why Is Iran’s State TV Presenting Fake, Embellished Image of Taliban?

A veteran Iranian journalist has criticised the picture that the country’s state TV is portraying of the Taliban saying what is being mirrored of the group is not the fact because these "terrorists" will forget all their promises when they come to power.

Iran Parliament’s Internet Restriction Bill Sparks Harsh Reactions

The Iranian Parliament, dominated by conservative lawmakers, has decided to refer a controversial Internet restriction plan to an internal commission in preparation for the approval of the bill which would block Iranians from major social media websites.

All Iranian Citizens Connected to Internet: Minister

The Iranian minister of information and communications technology says almost all Iranians across the nation are linked to the Internet network.

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