Yet another country prepares to drop the curtain on the web surfing of its citizenry. This time it’s Iran…wait Iran? To be entirely honest I was unaware that they weren’t already under such conditions.
Iranians have lost the right to surf the Web anonymously at Internet cafes as the government reportedly moves closer to its ultimate goal of replacing the global network with a censored national intranet.
The Iranian Cyber Police published new rules on Wednesday designed to allow officials to know exactly who is visiting what Web sites.
This type of thing is an excellent reason why people should support projects like the Tor project. It’s rather troubling to see one country after another move to put in draconian controls to monitor the web surfing to their people.
Good thing that couldn’t happen in a place like the Unites States…oh, right.
All kidding aside, people need to make noise about the proposed SOPA bill now!
Is it just me or does the name “Iranian Cyber Police” evoke an image of the Keystone Cops?
The very real downside being that these one’s can get people killed.
Care to share your thoughts on this veil of censorship that seems to be cropping up all over the place? Leave a comment.
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