Iran to regulate or block Instagram access to citizens, deploy online filtering system

Iran to regulate or block Instagram access to citizens, deploy online filtering system
The NCRI reports that Iran officials have accepted a two-month deadline for either regulating, or completely blocking access to Instagram in the country known for forbidding its citizens from using Twitter, Facebok, and other social media venues. "Regulating" Instagram means authorities have two months to enforce secure access to the service, which will let them monitor the identity of everyone accessing a network and block anonymous users. Not exactly everyone's idea of privacy, is it? 

In the words of Iran's technology minister, Nasrullah Jahangardi, "only those having a clear identity will be allowed to use the Internet or access mobile networks." Not exactly everyone's understanding of privacy, is it? Here's more. As Iran completes the transition from IPV4 to IPV6 networks within the next six months, an intelligent filtering system for blocking websites will be deployed. This will give the government tighter control over citizens' online activities, which will empower the government to enforce content restrictions, intimidation, prosecutions, throttling, and filtering. 

Of course, this is only one way to look at things, but it comes from a credible perspective - the latest report by Dr Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. Dr. Shaheed adds that five million websites remain blocked in Iran, with the Top 500 including "sites dedicated to arts, social issues, news, and those ranked in the top tiers of popularity nationally." Sounds like a sad, sad situation.

source: NCR-Iran

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17 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

what's Facebok?

10. NeO_14K

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

block..

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

good guy Iran , adds free filter to instagram

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Dude...

4. M5OOO

Posts: 11; Member since: May 15, 2013

actually some applications deseve that instagram is going to be fashion tv

5. ekhatooni

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Hi all ! I'm iranian ! Unfortunately these sites are blocked for us "bbc.com/cnn.com/flickr.com/facebook.com/YOUTUBE.c​om/twitter.com/metacafe.com/viber.com(but viber app(on all platforms) is not blocked yet and works flawlessly)/dw.de/ " these are just some of them ... but we access these sites by VPNs , Online web-proxies , freegate, psiphon and such these apps :)) the government is scarring of rising the people knowledge ! but cause of the boycotts we cant access some of the services which all of the peoples around the world can access like : buy stuffs from amazon.com , ebay.com or get phones from apple.com , motorola.com , and cant access the developers.google.com or code.google.com and when I try to connect these sites it show and error " We're sorry, but this service is not available in your country. That’s all we know." and this is bad ! (sorry for my bad english)

16. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Great job man keep it up. America also fully surveils the US populace. They just don't have the guts to censor the internet here. Yet. Keep up your resistance to censorship friend. Knowledge is power.

18. ekhatooni

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Thanks dude ! I'll moving against the censorship ...

6. NeO_14K

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

im iranian why????? :(

7. pulse

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I am not surprised. These guys (=the government) reminds us of the USSR government, a country where literally all sources of information to USSR citizens was blocked

8. LAKAME_MAN

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I live in Iran and yeah the internet is f*cked up here. It's slow, it's unstable, most interesting websites are censored, a lot of others are blocked from the outside because of sanctions and stuff, it's just annoying and very frustrating. And it doesn't look like it's gonna get any better. Accessing these blocked websites and services isn't impossible, but it's still time-consuming and it gets very tiring over time. Sad :(

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I'm Iranian and I'm used to stuff like these. The government is opposed to people will I don't know how they allow themselves to call it a democratic government. Like other people I rely on free vpn services. Currently I have 15 vpn apps on my phone stacked in a folder named F*ck Da Police. So yeah...

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

So, what's the downside of blocking instagram?

12. Amin_Dark

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

Everything turn to shi.t in iran !! Unfortunately i living here :) because government scare of people too arise them!! They afraid of theire shadow lool

13. babak7712

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I am Iranian. We are unable to connect to the world due to sanction & We are unable to connect inside the countery by FILTERING!!! We have no choice; neither inside our country nor outside of the country. Yes I am a young Iranian. Deadend wishes...

17. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Your government will not submit to full American exploitation of your resources and corporatization of your populace. Thus your country is cut off, until you submit. This is the honest truth. The truth sucks.

15. babak7712

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

LOL. Exactly .thumbs up!

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