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Breaking and Bending Censorship with Walid Al-Saqaf

Breaking and Bending Censorship with Walid Al-Saqaf | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

"In this article, Walid Al-Saqaf, a journalist and cyber-activist experienced in combating censorship in his native Yemen speaks to Arseh Sevom about his own experience building circumvention tools and the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran to circumvent the internet."

"There is a very popular organization called ‘Tactical Tech’ (http://www.tacticaltech.org/) and they have a particularly impressive package called ‘NGO in a box’ (https://security.ngoinabox.org/) and it basically sums up all the dos and don’ts when you are online: cyber security, protection methods and the list goes on and on with various means and schemes."

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AIUK : Iran cracks down on opposition groups and press on protest anniversary

AIUK : Iran cracks down on opposition groups and press on protest anniversary | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

"A wave of arrests targeting members of Iran’s ethnic and religious minorities, journalists, and individuals with alleged links to foreign media appears to be part of a strategy to restrict free public debate and to warn people not to protest ahead of the elections."
Source: Amnesty UK

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Cyber Iran

"In Iran two-thirds of the country’s 78 million people are under the age of 35, and about 40 percent of the population have Internet in their homes, according to Internet World Stats, making Iran one of the highest per capita cyber-connected populations in the world. Iran has a pollution of about 77 million people, about 53% of the people are on the Internet."

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Tor anonymity project looks to help Iranians sidestep Net ban

Tor anonymity project looks to help Iranians sidestep Net ban | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it
Tor's 'obfsproxy' technology would make encrypted data look innocuous and let it dodge government censors. That could help citizens in Iran reach blocked sites as antigovernment protests reportedly loom.
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Letter writers break Iranian taboo

Letter writers break Iranian taboo | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

"For several months, dozens of well-known dissidents and activists as well as ordinary people have written open letters to Mr. Khamenei accusing him of approving prison torture, tolerating corruption, provoking economic hardship and disregarding the law to stay in power.

The letters are typically posted on personal websites and emailed to Persian language websites that report opposition news. A blog dedicated to the appeals called Nameh, or Letters, has posted many of them."

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Anti-riot forces attacking people in an attempt to scare people at Vali-asr, several arrested

Anti-riot forces attacking people in an attempt to scare people at Vali-asr, several arrested | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

According to reports on "Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran."

"The central parts of Tehran has been occupied with military garrison in the central streets of the city and large forces have been deployed...

Despite the unprecedented deployment of heavy forces in the central streets of Tehran, the people especially the younger generation are present at the scenes and preparing to start the protests.

The security forces have started to arrest people in fear of being attacked. It has been reported that over 6 people have been arrested where 3 were women. These military forces are acting in an inhumane way were they beat and arrest anyone they suspect.

Eyewitnesses claim that the amount of forces are much higher than last year’s event were the forces use their cars to create a blocking chain."

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Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day - Global Voices

Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day - Global Voices | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

"The regime's action is useless because green activists have already informed their friends and family members, and developed creative means of passing on the message, such as writing slogans on bills of money."

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Iran's Internet Crackdown before 25 Bahman Demonstrations

Iran's Internet Crackdown before 25 Bahman Demonstrations | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

Ars Technica cited an Iranian poster on Hacker News who wrote that "since Thursday Iranian government has shutted down the https protocol which has caused almost all google services (gmail, and google.com itself) to become inaccessible." CNET's Charles Cooper cited one Iranian source who said access to the sites was blocked, but, "the interesting thing is that when asked, they deny the fact that all these services are all blocked." The Washington Post cited its own correspondent in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink, who said that often, but not always, while trying to access Gmail, Facebook, or even thePost itself, he'll get an error message that translates as: "according to computer crime regulations, access to this Web site is denied."

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Iran Protests Called For ... But Will They Happen?

Iran Protests Called For ... But Will They Happen? | Iran_Internet_Democracy | Scoop.it

When recording a video later posted on Youtube, be sure you shoot elements proving the date and place, so that media don't have to cross sources to check for authenticity... knowing the climatological conditions is essential to determining the credibility of any given item from the online visual information stream.

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