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Former Minister of Communications: Supreme Cyberspace Council Governs ICT in Iran

Former Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Hassan Nami said on Monday that the Communications Ministry should act as the only organization regulating Internet in the country. Accordingly he believes that Iran's Supreme Cyberspace Council plays ‘the most important role’ in the nation’s ICT sector. “Ministries of Communications play key roles in the progress of every community in th ...

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Ramezani: Iran’s Search Engines Failed to Attract Users

Mohammad Reza Ramezani, an Iranian analyst, says local search engines developed in Iran have failed to attract visitors over the past few years. In order to reduce the penetration of Google and Yahoo in Iran, the Ministry of Science and Technology invested millions of dollars to launch local search engines. “Unfortunately the Iranian government didn’t develop a unified and comprehensive search engine. A lar ...

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Iran’s Cyber Police Advise Users not to Share Private Photos on Facebook

Facebook and Twitter are among the most popular social networking websites officially blocked inside Iran. However, a large number of Internet users in the country have managed to open their own accounts in order to communicate with their friends and relatives. Many of these websites allow users to upload photos and share them with their friends or people following them. Apparently, this feature has made se ...

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Analysts Call on Iranian Government to Stop Wasting Money on ‘Halal Internet’

‘Halal Internet’ is the name of a new project presented by Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. Accordingly, the Iranian government is working to cut the access of citizens to World Wide Web. Instead, the government will provide Internet services to clients via local networks, already known as Intranet. During the recent years, analysts have repeatedly urged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to resolve th ...

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Iran’s Ministry of Culture to Develop Video Games About ‘Islamic Awakening’

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Mohammad Hosseini said on Thursday that the government is looking to develop new video games about the ongoing ‘Islamic’ revolutions in Arab world. Although the recent revolutions in Arab states are often called ‘Arab Spring’, Iranian authorities named it ‘Islamic Awakening’. This term was originally used by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Kh ...

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MCI Aims to Offer 3G and 4G Services

Vahid Sadoughi, the managing director of Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran, says Hamrah-e-Avval is ready to offer 3G and 4G services. Currently, Rightel is the only Iranian mobile network allowed to offer 3G services until the end of 2016. Although the third generation of mobile telecommunications technology has been introduced since eight years ago in countries such as UAE and Qatar, Iran's mobile o ...

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Online Payment Systems Need to get Promoted in Iran

The Iranian government under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried hard to promote online shopping and Internet-based services in the Persian community. Although Iran has more than 45 million Internet users, only a fraction of them are familiar with the process of online shopping. As a result, Collect on Delivery (COD) has turned into a popular transaction method for buyers and beginners inside Iran. Although this meth ...

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Cyber Police: Hackers Targeting Android Devices in Iran

Over the past few years, many Iranians have bought Android devices because of their encouraging performance. However, a large number of Android clients in Iran don’t install security software on their devices. Iranian Cyber Police have recently warned of the increasing number of hackers targeting Android devices in Iran. Apparently, Iranian users have become interesting victims for international hackers. Ac ...

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Rightel to Continue Offering Video Call Services in Iran

As the first and only 3G mobile operator of Iran, Rightel has failed to promote its services due to the criticisms of Ayatollahs and Members of Parliament. Accordingly Rightel is not allowed to offer video call services to its subscribers. Iranian religious leaders believe that such services violate Islamic guidelines since they facilitate the connections between males and females. During the recent months, ...

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MTN Irancell Supports Iranian Online Games

MTN Irancell, one of the leading mobile operators in Iran, announced on Tuesday that its clients can play Iran’s online browser-based games for free. Accordingly the company is interested in supporting online games in the country by promoting them in various ways. "The clients of WiMAX internet services are now able to play selected online games for free of charge." A statement released by MTN Irancell read ...

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