Saturday December 7, 2019

Iran's 'great firewall' should concern us all

The right to access the internet must be enshrined in law to prevent other governments acting as Iran's did last week

Emmet Ryan

Technology Editor

@emmetjryan
24th November, 2019
Last week, 81 million citizens of Iran were completely cut off from all internet services

The efficacy of Iran’s internet shutdown has confirmed what we already knew: the days of creative workarounds to great firewalls are coming to an end.

Last week, the 81 million citizens of the country were completely cut off from all internet services by their government and the shutdown continues.

Given that the Iranian diaspora is spread throughout the world, the whole affair has been greatly distressing for people who have been cut off from...

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