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Iran blocks access to Google, Gmail

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Sep 2012 9:30 User comments (7)

Iran blocks access to Google, Gmail Iran will block access to Google and Gmail in the nation, a strong reaction to YouTube's refusal to take down the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims."
"Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice," says Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, a government official for the organization in charge of online censorship and computer crimes.

Iranian authorities have been pressing Google to filter the film, which they have refused to do. The government has sponsored protests in Tehran over the film, as well.

One Iranian blogger took to Twitter to show his displeasure: "By blocking Gmail/Google, #Iran government punishes its own people over anti-Islam movie. Most Iranians have not seen it/don't care."

Iran already has one of the most censored Internet.

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7 user comments

123.9.2012 21:47

Welcome back to the 13th Iranian citizens. Hopefully your stay back there will be temporary.

224.9.2012 03:04

Originally posted by BraydenDaz:
Help i cant access google from google chrome. Its blocking google and wont let me sign in my google account.?
Try a VPN/Proxy service.

324.9.2012 08:53

proXPN is free for the basic service, it will bug you to pay for the upgraded version and it isn't the fastest around, but it is free and unlimited.

424.9.2012 14:28

Man I have a hard time feeling sorry for these people. If they wern't so busy chanting "Death to America" maybe they'd have the time to revolt. As we just seem to get more of the same after they do revolt I guess it's all the same and no reason we should get involved. Enjoy the dark ages!!!

524.9.2012 14:29

You can still get to Haggopians Rug and Carpet Cleaning if you use a proxy.

624.9.2012 19:05

spammers spammed

725.9.2012 19:30

Yeah, I'm with you, DewMe. I'm thinking that if they want to turn those services off then more power to them. Don't let the internet hit you on the ass on your way out...
Good luck trying to build those services yourself.

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