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Iran government to scuttle 'internet in a suitcase' plan

Monday 4 July 2011 | 13:13 CET | News
Iranian ICT Minister Reza Taqipour said the government has taken the necessary technical measures to thwart the 'internet in a suitcase' plan. He accused the US and its allies of cyber terrorism by launching a scheme to establish independent mobile phone networks in foreign countries. The New York Times reported on 12 June that the US administration is utilising 'shadow' internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine governments that seek to censor or shut down telecommunications networks. The US State Department has reportedly provided USD 2 million in funding for the

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Categories: General / Internet
Countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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