Iran cuts off access to Internet fearing protests
Tehran: Iran has reportedly cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without e-mail and social networks.
The shutdown comes as people prepare to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Services like Gmail, Google and Yahoo are all thought to have been restricted, and users have been unable to log in to their online banking.
According to The Daily Mail, some Internet users are accessing the web by using proxy servers over VPN connections.
An Iranian contacted by CNET said that ‘when asked, the government denies the fact that all these services are all blocked.’
“I don`t know the infrastructure that they will use but I don’t think we have a way out of that one. We are getting closer and closer to North Korea,” the unnamed source added.
Last month, Iran’s Information Minister announced plans for a government-run Intranet, giving the state the upper hand in its cyber-battle with opponents.
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