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Iran blocks HTTPS sites to prevent protests

updated 11:20 am EST, Fri February 10, 2012

Stoppage likely to continue for weeks.

Iran is apparently proactively censoring selected Internet sites. Reports out of that country claim that the government there is blocking access to Google, Yahoo, and Gmail, It is also preventing access to sites using the secure Https protocol, effectively preventing any online banking services.

The Iranian government has most likely taken this action, which began yesterday, to stifle protests. It will most likely continue until after the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which in the Persian calendar takes place next month. [via Kabir News]

by MacNN Staff



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