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Windows 7: Ars Technica: banned in Iran!

15 Oct 2010   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Ars Technica: banned in Iran!

Ars Technica: banned in Iran!


Quote:
"403 Forbidden": that's what Ars readers in Iran are now seeing when they try to connect to arstechnica.com. We were alerted to the block by a loyal Iranian reader late last week, and we checked our traffic statistics over the weekend; we do, in fact, appear to be banned.
The block began following our second piece of coverage about the Stuxnet malware that allegedly targeted an Iranian power plant. That was published on September 27, the last day in which Iranian readers could access the site, as you can see from the second spike on the graph above. After that, traffic from Iran drops to zero. Our Iranian readers say that this is what they get now when they try to visit the site, which we are told is the standard response returned by the Iranian government's filter when users try to access a blocked site.
The point of the ban isn't clear, but it definitely highlights how easy it is for governments to start cracking down on whatever sites they like once they have the proper tools in place and have centralized all Internet links leaving/entering the country. And, as the traffic logs show, it can be surprisingly effective at discouraging casual users from viewing unwanted content.
What else has Iran blocked recently? We would ask our Iranian readers to let us know, but—sadly—they may have a hard time reading this post.
Source: Ars Technica: banned in Iran!

Really? What the hell?

~Lordbob
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15 Oct 2010   #2
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

This is Iran's government being very paranoid because they are on the losing end of a cyber war with western countries.
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15 Oct 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Remember, they are Persians.
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15 Oct 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

China has been doing it forever. Newspapers, TV, radio then the net.

Tiananmen Square student deaths and crack down never happened if you Google from China.
The pictures and video of the fellow in front of the tank have never been seen in China.
Unless smuggled into the country.

Mike
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15 Oct 2010   #5
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Ars Technica: banned in Iran!


Quote:
"403 Forbidden": that's what Ars readers in Iran are now seeing when they try to connect to arstechnica.com. We were alerted to the block by a loyal Iranian reader late last week, and we checked our traffic statistics over the weekend; we do, in fact, appear to be banned.
The block began following our second piece of coverage about the Stuxnet malware that allegedly targeted an Iranian power plant. That was published on September 27, the last day in which Iranian readers could access the site, as you can see from the second spike on the graph above. After that, traffic from Iran drops to zero. Our Iranian readers say that this is what they get now when they try to visit the site, which we are told is the standard response returned by the Iranian government's filter when users try to access a blocked site.
The point of the ban isn't clear, but it definitely highlights how easy it is for governments to start cracking down on whatever sites they like once they have the proper tools in place and have centralized all Internet links leaving/entering the country. And, as the traffic logs show, it can be surprisingly effective at discouraging casual users from viewing unwanted content.
What else has Iran blocked recently? We would ask our Iranian readers to let us know, but—sadly—they may have a hard time reading this post.
Source: Ars Technica: banned in Iran!

Really? What the hell?

~Lordbob
They probably don't want their people knowing what is happening. So much like China.
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