Iran Outlaws VPNs Or Any Other Attempt To Get Around Filters

from the how-nice dept

If you're going to censor the internet, I guess you also have to criminalize attempts to get around the filters. That appears to be what's happened in Iran, where any kind of system to get around the filters, including VPNs, has been criminalized. Iran now gets to join Pakistan in banning VPNs.
“Based on the law, the use of VPNs or other antifiltering software is forbidden and considered a crime,”
Amusingly, the reasoning given is that VPNs are part of a "soft war" from Western countries, and blocking them is a way to "confront" such Western aggression.

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    Lord Binky, 27 Oct 2011 @ 11:01am

    Re: Re: Tired old ... stuff, but...

    Don't forget that it's a public manual heigth adjustment as well. It is also more than just a brutal detatchment from the living, they do it because they also believe that removing the head screws them out of their afterlife, just in case y'know?

    Really though, it could just be imprisonment until they get around to you(or remember you're there). Maybe they're taking it for a test run and just removing hands so they don't have to worry about the whole internet thing from them again? Nah, they're likely just going to kill them so they don't have to worry about revenge.

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