Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, March 11, 2013

Maybe the Chinese could learn from the Iranians

Until now, evidently, it was fairly easy to "get around" the Internet firewall of Iran. No more.

Thanks to John Unruh-Friesen, who teaches at Hopkins HS in Minnesota, for finding this article.

Iran’s Blocking VPNs To Tighten Its Stranglehold on the Internet
Iran and the Internet don't exactly get along. Between trying to shut down all Google services and replacing YouTube with a state-sponsored clone, Iran has been making moves to make its intranet the place to be. By blocking everything else. Until now, tech-savvy and Internet-loving Iranians have been able to use VPNs to get out into the Internet wilds, but no longer.

 As of [Sunday], the Iranian government has been blocking non-Iranian VPNs…


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