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Iranian Couple Using Instagram to Help Needy Children

An Iranian couple has, in a humanitarian move, shared photos of needy children on their Instagram page to provide the opportunity for benevolent people to help deprived families.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Bans Purchase of Facebook Likes!

Egypt's Grand Mufti, in yet another bizarre fatwa, has announced that selling Facebook likes is officially haram, for it entails deceiving others into believing your posts/products are more popular than they actually are.

Leader: Violating People’s Privacy in Iranian Messaging Apps ‘Haram’

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the officials must respect the security and privacy of the users of Iranian messaging apps.

Iranian Lawmakers to Hold Meeting on Blocking Telegram

A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament’s Economic and National Security Commissions are to hold a joint meeting to discuss the filtering of the popular messaging app Telegram.

Controversy Raging in Iran over “Threat” of Telegram Messaging App

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.

“Use of Persian Language on Internet Sharply Increased”

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has congratulated the Iranian netizens on a boost in the share of Farsi contents on the Internet.

Thousands in Iran May Lose Their Jobs If Telegram Blocked

An Iranian official says at least 180,000 families in Iran are directly making money using the popular messaging app Telegram, but they may find it hard to make ends meet once their access to the app is restricted.

Will Iran Block Telegram Messaging App Forever?

While there are reports that a decision has been made by Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace to permanently ban the popular messaging app Telegram, the Council has kept denying such allegations.

Telegram Messaging App Back in Iran after Going Down

Telegram, the most popular messaging app in Iran, experienced some problems on Monday February 5, but the messenger is now back, relieving millions of its Iranian users.

Iran to Promote Use of Locally-Developed Messaging Apps

An Iranian minister has highlighted the necessity of using locally-developed messengers, setting rules for using the cyberspace and making operating systems for children’s mobile phones.

Key to Thaw in Iran-US Relations in Washington’s Hands: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the key to a détente in Iran-US relations is in the hands of Washington and the currently severed relations between the two sides would change only if the US stops exerting pressure on and making threats against Iran.

Iranian Governor Sacked after Bullying Reporter (+Video)

The governor of Golpayegan, a city in central Iran, was dismissed on Wednesday after a video of him shouting at and threatening a reporter went viral in Iranian social media.

Telegram Officially Unblocked in Iran

The Iranian government has removed the temporary restrictions it had imposed on people’s access to Telegram messaging app in order to prevent the escalation of violence amid the recent unrest.

Instagram Unblocked in Iran after End of Unrest

The Iranian government has lifted the temporary restrictions it had imposed on people’s access to Instagram in order to prevent the escalation of violence amid the recent unrest.

Who Did First Block Iranian People’s Access to Internet?

The global reactions to the temporary restriction of social media in Iran amid the recent unrest raises a serious question for Iranian people: if the freedom of Internet is so much important for other countries, why don’t we see any major reaction to the anti-Iran technology sanctions?

Telegram in Dilemma over Keeping One Channel or 40 Million Users

Iran has imposed “temporary” restrictions on the extremely popular messaging app Telegram after the messenger refused to block a channel that promotes violence and riot in the Islamic Republic. But is Telegram ready to lose millions of its users?

Telegram Blocks Anti-Iran Channel for Promoting Violence

The Telegram messaging app has closed an anti-Iran channel for encouraging people to violence after a top Iranian official’s request.

50 Surgeries to Resemble Angelina Jolie Turn Iranian Girl into Corpse Bride!

A young Iranian girl has gone viral after reportedly undergoing 50 surgeries to resemble her idol Angelina Jolie, but no avail.

Facebook Blocks $200,000 Donation to Iran Quake Victims

Citing the US sanctions against Tehran, Facebook has reportedly blocked a sum of $200,000 raised in an online campaign launched by a US-based Iranian doctor to help the quake-hit people of Iran’s Kermanshah province.

Persian Ranks 11th among Most Popular Languages on Internet

A recent report by W3Tech says Persian language has turned into the 11th most popular language of websites in recent years.

Iranian Girls Commit Suicide under Influence of Blue Whale Game

Two teenage girls have jumped off a pedestrian bridge in the Iranian city of Isfahan after falling prey to the deadly Blue Whale challenge, a police official said.

Telegram Messaging App Sued by Iran, Warned by Russia

While Iran has initiated a criminal case against the founder and CEO of Telegram messaging app, the Russian Federation has also warned that the London-based Messenger is violating Russia’s rules.

Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

A young Iranian girl disfigured in an acid attack back in 2014 has gotten married, sparking widespread positive reactions in Iran’s social media.

FC Barcelona’s Head Coach Amazingly Resembles Iranian Singer

The close resemblance of Barcelona's head coach to a famous Iranian pop singer has went viral in Iran.

Twitter Blocked in Iran for National Security Concerns: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology says Twitter is blocked in the Islamic Republic for certain national security concerns, not cultural or ethical issues. However, he believes, filtering is not a good strategy.

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