Iran’s cyber police force is trying to control which sites Iranians are able to visit, to prevent spying and protect the public from “immoral” material.
The Washington Post reports, that Ianian authorities are increasingly using filtering software to block access to sites such as CNN or to Web pages containing sensitive key words and phrases, such as “sex” and “velvet revolution.” At times, the Google search engine is blocked. Attempts to open such sites from Iran take the user to a page operated by the Communication and Information Technology Ministry that reads, “Dear user, according to the law you are not allowed to visit to this bad Web site.”
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