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News: Iran human rights

Iranian regime blocks use of tool for evading internet filtering

NCRI - The Iranian regime authorities have blocked the use of software tools that people use to evade Iranian regime's Internet filtering.

Iranian regime has adopted one of the world's most substantial Internet censorship regimes. Iran under mullahs' rule is among a small group of states with the most sophisticated filtering systems purchased from Western countries. 

Many Iranians citizens evade the filter through use of "Virtual Private Network".  Using the technology, surfers in Iran could sign in to a server in the United States for example and pretend that they are actually located in the US and not Iran.  This way they circumvent the Iranian government’s installed filters and Iran’s information agents will not easily know which websites they visited.

But authorities have now blocked "illegal" VPN access, a member of Iranian regime's parliament said on Sunday.

The head of parliament's information and communications technology committee, Ramezanali Sobhani-Fard quoted by state-run Mehr news agency as saying: "Within the last few days illegal VPN ports in the country have been blocked."
 
"Only legal and registered VPNs can from now on be used," he added.

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