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Free Wireless Internet Service Now Available on Tehran’s Buses

During the recent years, Tehran Municipality has tried to increase the quality of public transportation in Iran’s capital. According to local media reports, Tehran Municipality in partnership with Rightel is going to offer free wireless Internet service at select buses in Tehran. In the pilot phase of this project, 16 buses have been equipped with Rightel simcards in Tehran. In near future, Rightel will cov ...

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Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi Criticizes Iran’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Company for its Pricing Model

Currently, Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) is responsible for providing Internet bandwidth to local clients in Iran. Telecommunication Infrastructure Company, which belongs to TCI, purchases the necessary Internet bandwidth from international networks and distributes it between local ISPs. Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi said on Saturday that Telecommunication I ...

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Kaspersky to Continue Serving Iran-based Clients

A few days ago, Kaspersky announced that the company will no longer support Iran-based clients directly. The Russian security company also removed the name of Iran from its official website. This made many local users to criticize Kaspersky for insulting Iranians. Arash Iranmanesh, the regional Corporate Sales Manager of Kaspersky, said on Thursday that Kaspersky will continue selling and serving Iranian cl ...

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Iran to Launch Commercial Versions of Parsijoo Search Engine

Last year, Yazd University in partnership with Iran’s IT Ministry opened Parsijoo search engine. In that time, it was announced that Google will be replaced by Parsijoo in Persian communities. Currently, millions of web pages in Persian (Farsi) are indexed by the robots of Parsijoo. Dr Majid Nour Hosseini, Head of Iran's Computer Science Research Institute, said on Thursday that Islamic Republic is looking ...

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Iranian Police: SMS Frauds Increasing

According to official statistics, the current penetration rate of mobile in Iran is more than 110%. This has made a great opportunity for local scammers to commit crimes using this channel. Colonel Behrouz Rahbarian said on Wednesday that frauds committed through text message services (SMS) are on the rise. He went on to urge users of mobile phones to be vigilant when responding to messages about cash prize ...

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Iran’s National Foundation of Computer Games to Organize Game Centers

As the number of game center has been increased in Iran, Iranian National Foundation of Computer Games is going to organize, control and monitor the activities of these centers. “The three main duties of Iranian National Foundation of Computer Games is controlling the content of video games, supporting local game manufactures in Iran and instructing students in this field. This foundation was originally fou ...

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Kaspersky Removes Iran from its Supported Countries

The Russia-based security company, Kaspersky, has recently removed the name of Iran from the list of its supported countries. Over the past years, a large number of Iranian corporations and organizations have utilized Kaspersky to secure their computers and networks against malwares and viruses. Not only Kaspersky, but the other major security companies such as MacAfee, Norton and ESET have previously remov ...

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Telecommunication Company of Iran to Provide VPN Services to Individual Clients

Last year, Iran’s IT Ministry in cooperation with Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) started a national project for providing certified VPN services to local organizations and companies in country. Earlier, Iranians used to bypass Internet filtering system in country by utilizing illegal VPN services. The judiciary service of Islamic Republic has already threatened to sue users violating these rules. M ...

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Padvish Anti-Virus to be Presented by Iran

Padvish is the name of the new anti-virus developed by an Iranian company inside the country. This anti-virus software will offer security tools including but not limited to network firewall, total anti-virus and virus killers options and some additional in-built applications. Currently, this product is in its pilot phase. A few governmental and non-governmental organizations in Iran are utilizing Padvish t ...

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Officials Confirm Internet Interruptions During Presidential Election

During Iran’s 2013 presidential election, local Internet clients used to suffer from Internet interruptions. A group of users were unable to open certain ports and websites utilizing security protocols such as HTTPS. In that time, the Iranian officials refused to make comment in this regard. However, the problem was widely covered by Iran-based news agencies and news papers. Mohammad Hassan Nami, Iran’s IT ...

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